September 7, 2023

Students for Life Action Heading to Tallahassee TOMORROW to Call on the Florida Supreme Court to Protect Life


Planned Parenthood’s attack of The Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act Currently Blocks TWO Pro-life Laws – Abortion Limits at 15 Weeks and at the Universal Sign of Life, a Heartbeat

“Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Republican Legislators fought hard for a significant pro-life law in April, but the pro-abortion extremists at Planned Parenthood tried to shut it down, desperate to save their bottom line,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “And God willing, when the Supreme Court in Florida rules in favor of human rights, The Heartbeat Protection Act, an even better law, will immediately take effect, protecting the most vulnerable and at risk in our nation: the pre-born.” 

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WASHINGTON D.C. (09-07-2023) –  In response to the upcoming Supreme Court hearing on the Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act, Students for Life Action (SFLAction) will be outside the Florida Supreme Court building in Tallahassee Florida tomorrow, Friday September 8th, 2023. Staff and students from around the state of Florida will stand for protecting life in law and in service, as TWO pro-life laws hang in the balance. While Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida v. State of Florida addresses a late-term limit, the arguments impact implementation of the Heartbeat Protection Act, part of Students for Life Actions’ Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Act efforts. Similar to how Roe v. Wade was used, the abortion lobby in Florida is using a state constitutional claim to block our heartbeat legislation with a lawsuit related to the 15-week limit. If the state justices allow the later term limit, the Heartbeat limit could go into effect 30 days after the ruling.

“We know that when a heartbeat is present, there is life – plain and simple, which is why SFLAction championed that effort,” Hawkins said. “But in court Friday will be a case challenging a limit at almost 4 months of pregnancy,15 weeks, when a baby who is aborted would feel great pain. You can see the radical nature of today’s billion-dollar abortion business as even that late-term limit is unacceptable to them.”

When SB300 The Heartbeat Protection Act was signed into law in April 2023, Florida boldly stepped forward to match actions taken by courageous pro-life legislators in other states to stop death, injuryinfertility for millions of women, all while protecting our environment.

As reported by Nexstar Media, The six-week limit will only take effect if the Florida Supreme Court upholds the 15-week abortion limit. The abortion lobby is arguing that because of a state constitutional right to “privacy,” abortion is allowed.

No so, says the state of Florida. Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody has argued: “Florida’s Privacy Clause creates a right ‘to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life … That language is naturally read to limit governmental snooping and information-gathering — but not to establish a liberty to destroy unborn (or any other) life.”

Hawkins observed, “Protecting privacy means protecting people from the government, not protecting the abortion industry from regulation or limits.”

To read more about how the Governor of Florida proved that defending life is indeed a winning issue in elections, and that promises made can indeed be kept to the pro-life advocates in this nation, read our Students for Life of America blog.

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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, managing a political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Together they provide political, legal, educational, and community support for women and children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. SFLA has also launched multiple initiatives to lead and serve  the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, Standing With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA and the Pro-Life Generation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.