August 24, 2022

Florida Primary Results Signal Importance of Protecting Life in Law Through Principled, Pro-Life Leadership

“Florida’s booming tourism ought to be driven by the state’s tropical amenities, not abortion. Our goal is to see more pro-life leaders take office in the Sunshine State who will vote with a strong, pro-life conscience and stop their home from becoming an abortion destination. We’re thrilled with the outcome of several primaries and are moving full speed ahead into a contested general election season,” said Dustin Curtis, SFLAction Executive Director. 

TALLAHASSE, FL and WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-24-2022) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) commended the successful primary election of several pro-life fighters in the Sunshine State. Congressman Daniel Webster will advance in his race to serve Florida’s 11th Congressional district as well as Berny Jacques who won FL State House primary for district 59.

Notably, Rep. Webster has been working to protect life in law in his current role by cosponsoring the national Life at Conception Act (H.R.1011). Such legislation would be hugely beneficial to Florida’s preborn considering current 15-week policies in place only prohibit an estimated 7% of abortions.

“In a Post-Roe America, having pro-life champions like Berny Jacques take office is a promising sign to advance our policies that save lives,” Curtis added. “We’re thrilled to see the successful election of several pro-life leaders in Florida, closing out the primary elections on a strong note while firing up our need to prepare for general elections.”

SFLAction took to the districts to inform voters on who their pro-life champions are with the return of candidate surveys pledging to support Life at Conception Act and Chemical Abortion bans in Florida. The organization is closely monitoring the vote count for Webster Barnaby who is currently leading with 31 votes in House district 27.

Through it’s nearly $30,000 expenditure in Florida, SFLAction stood up: 

  • 50,970 phone calls
  • 67,560 text messages
  • 1,266 doors knocked over the weekend prior to the election.

Through grassroots mobilization, SFLAction worked to educate Florida voters about candidates who supported life-affirming policies and who would side with the abortion lobby as their representative. Since launching in 2019, SFLAction has engaged in primary and general elections to create awareness and accountability about pro-life voting records.

To learn more about the Post-Roe Blueprint from Students for Life Action, read Hawkins’ op-ed at Fox titled America needs to get ready for a world after Roe or her op-ed at Newsweek titled  Forget the Kids’ Menu: The Pro-Life Movement Wants Real Policy Engagement.

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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 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.