“Let’s be clear: Anyone is free to purchase contraception; at issue is who pays for it. And it’s an obsessive kind of cruelty from Corporate Abortion and its political allies that insist the money come from people who strongly believe that it matters whether we as a society are preparing to welcome children into the world,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins.
WASHINGTON D.C. (01-30-2023) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement following news of another Biden Administration scheme to force Americans to act against their consciences. Hawkins observed:
“Today’s announced policy change by the rabidly pro-abortion departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, tries once again to force the purchase of drugs and devices that often fail, though perhaps they don’t care, as they also push abortion as well. Despite the Supreme Court case with the nuns of Little Sisters of the Poor, Biden’s team is manipulating health care to infiltrate their worldview into insurance, ignoring Constitutional rights of conscience that should be protected.
“Let’s be clear: Anyone is free to purchase contraception; at issue is who pays for it. And it’s an obsessive kind of cruelty from Corporate Abortion and its political allies that insist the money come from people who strongly believe that it matters whether we as a society are preparing to welcome children into the world.
“Students for Life of America and SFLAction does not take a position against birth control per se. We oppose forcing people to buy or fund drugs and devices against their beliefs, such as nuns, and we oppose forcing people to pretend that abortifacients mislabeled as contraception should also be paid for, and we also oppose giving such drugs and devices to minors who need the advice of a caring adult, not those who stand to profit from risky behavior, before engaging in behavior that has life-changing implications.
“If this was really about health, why not a national mandate on gym membership or vitamins, something that aids both sexes and people of all ages. Instead, we just see the abortion lobby at work again, asking people to pay for items known to fail, and then berating them for not wanting to pay for abortions too. This is a vicious cycle with life-and-death implications.”
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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.