September 23, 2022

Students for Life Action Applauds the Acknowledgement in the GOP’s New “Commitment to America” that Protecting Preborn life Has Constitutional Stature 


“We’ve always known that ‘abortion’ was not written in invisible ink in the Constitution only to be discovered by seven men in 1973. With Roe gone, this document reflects the commitment of the pro-life movement to see preborn life protected in law and young families supported in service,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. 

WASHINGTON D.C.  (09-23-2022) – As members of the GOP in the House announced a new “Commitment to America,” Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that the statement of principles “rightly included the acknowledgement that protecting preborn life should be included in efforts to ‘preserve our Constitutional freedoms.’”



She continued: “In the days ahead, Students for Life Action will work alongside member of Congress, state, and local officials to build a functional framework that supports mothers and their children, born and preborn.

“We are in a winning moment in the prolife movement as we are now discussing not whether to protect life but how soon, and polling indicates that whether protecting life when a baby has a measurable heartbeat or at almost 4 months of pregnancy (15 weeks), limited abortion appeals to the majority of Americans. After the election, SFLAction will be out early with a blueprint for addressing the deadly agenda of Corporate Abortion, but like many in this season, our 50-state network is engaged, encouraging people to learn more about their office holders’ views on protecting innocent life so that they can vote pro-life first.”

To learn more about a pro-life perspective on the time it might take to achieve great social change, click here to read Hawkins and SFLAction’s Kristi Hamrick’s op-ed in the Washington Times titled: There is no ‘sell-by’ date on the pro-life movement



They write: “The day after then President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves, we didn’t have a Black president. The day after the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the vote was ratified, we didn’t have a female Speaker of the House. The day after Roe’s inhumane ruling that disenfranchised preborn human beings was struck down, we didn’t see life protected in law and in service in every state of the union.

… “There is no “sell-by” date on the pro-life movement. Even in the current moment, as legislators consider limits at 15 weeks – almost four months of pregnancy – or when a baby’s heart has begun to beat, the debate is in pro-life territory. Our conversation is not about whether to protect life in the womb but when.”

And click here to read Hawkins’ op-ed at RealClearPolitics titled: Biden and Allies Betting Voters Like Abortion as Much as They Do

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at [email protected]


Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,300 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.