August 17, 2022

Students for Life Action Highlights Victories of Pro-Life Leaders After Wyoming Primary Including Students for Life Alumni and Pledge from Harriet Hageman

Republican primary voters of Wyoming made a clear choice that standing with the abortion lobby on the backs of the preborn is unacceptable,” said Dustin Curtis, SFLAction Executive Director. “Roe is out of the way and the Pro-Life Generation is energized to see leaders pass real policy changes for life. The days of pledging to be pro-life and siding with Corporate Abortionists have reached a stalemate. The primaries are the start of our battle, and we’ll continue educating voters on who they can count on in Wyoming this fall.” 

CHEYENNE, WY and WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-17-2022) – After engaging in more than a dozen races during Wyoming’s primaries, Students for Life Action (SFLAction) congratulated the victorious pro-life leaders and highlighted those who pledged to protect life in law and service.

Harriet Hageman, who has ousted incumbent Liz Cheney from returning to her seat, completed SFLAction’s survey where she pledged, in writing, to vote 100% pro-life as the next Congresswoman from Wyoming. SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins tweeted, “Rep. Liz Cheney’s voting record has grown poor. She missed crucial votes to stop the abortion lobby’s efforts to codify Roe, refused to sign Rep. Bob Good’s discharge petition in support of the Life at Conception Act, and even voted FOR a bill setting up a foothold for Chemical Abortion.”

Notably, SFLAction alumni Ocean Andrew has taken his pro-life advocacy and stepped up to serve in office as House District 46 State Representative. “Rep. Andrew and his generation are the future of politics, and we were thrilled to host him for our yearly legislative training at the National Leaders Collective,” said SFLAction Executive Director Dustin Curtis.

Last year, SFLAction partnered with pro-life champion Senator Tim Salazar to introduce SF 0083 which bans dangerous Chemical Abortion pills. These risky pills account for the majority of abortions in Wyoming and Sen. Salazar’s bill would not only help ban the drug but revealed which legislators stand for life.

“When it came time to vote on Senator Salazar’s bill, Senator Drew Perkins, Senator R.J. Kost, Rep. Joe McGuire, and Rep. Shelly Duncan sided with Corporate Abortionists and voted down a lifesaving piece of legislation,” Curtis added. “Meanwhile, pro-life voters in Wyoming sided with their challengers who pledged to vote 100% pro-life instead.”

Pro-life champion Rep. Chuck Gray, who helped obtain critical roll call votes on pro-life legislation in the state house including a SFLAction-inspired Chemical Abortion bill, won his primary for Secretary of State.

Throughout the primary, SFLAction

  • Knocked on 1,206 doors
  • Sent 16,656 peer-to-peer text messages
  • Made 24,391 phone calls.

While the number of incumbents losing their primaries this election cycle continues to increase, SFLAction remains committed to advancing pro-life laws and training the next generation of leaders. SFLAction spread awareness throughout the state on those who pledged to vote pro-life and the record of Wyoming’s leaders who didn’t protect the preborn when given the chance.

More pro-life Champions of Wyoming:

  • Allen Slagle, House District 2
  • Scott Smith, House District 5
  • Sara Penn, House District 33
  • Tony Locke, House District 35
  • Tamara Trujillo, House District 44
  • Jeanette Ward, House District 46
  • Dan Larsen, Senate District 19

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 more than 1,250 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 15 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.