“We should never allow a radical restructuring of our society on the whims of a few,” SFLAction’s Tina Whittington.
CHARLESTON, FAIRMONT, WHEELING, WV (02-26-2021): Students for Life Action Executive Vice President Tina Whittington joined SBA List for a series of events in West Virginia today, thanking Sen. Joe Manchin for his support of the filibuster, which requires bipartisan agreement to move legislation forward.
The event schedule is as follows:
10:30am – Charleston
Charleston, WV 25302
1:30pm – Fairmont
230 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
4:00pm – Wheeling
Ohio County Courthouse
1500 Chapline St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Whittington made the following remarks:
“I want to start off by saying, Senator Joe Manchin, the pro-life generation thanks you for your support of the Filibuster!
“Senator Manchin’s votes have been critical in federal policies and he has been in the unique position of representing a political party and the real people of West Virginia who don’t always see eye to eye. We recognize that now more than ever, in his support of the Filibuster, he represents the commonsense views of so many Americans.
“The Filibuster prevents the most radical and extreme views of abortion activists from being pushed through – for example abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and taxpayer funded. Without the filibuster this kind of extreme legislation would be imposed on us in a way that both erodes the law and the values of Americans.
“While I believe I represent most Americans, through our work at Students for Life we uniquely represent Millennials and Gen Z. We recently released a poll through our Institute for Pro-Life Advancement of Millennials and Gen Z … usually believed to be the MOST SUPPORTIVE of all things abortion and we found that:
- Almost 7 out of 10 Millennials and Gen Z want to VOTE on abortion-related policy.
- More than 7 out of 10 expressed support for limits on abortion.
- Almost 5 in 10 do not support forcing all Americans, regardless of their beliefs, to pay for abortions.
“The Filibuster represents an effort to be sure that political passions do not sweep away the will of the people by requiring that a larger number of Senators come to agreement.
“We should never allow a radical restructuring of our society on the whims of a few.
“Thank you, Sen. Manchin, for standing firm and representing the need for bi-partisan agreement on issues like abortion, the human rights issue of our day. We should work together for change rather than forcing radical policies on the American People by slim margins.”
Stay up to date on the Pro-Life Generation’s engagement in state legislation at https://studentsforlifeaction.org
For interviews, e-mail Kristi Hamrick at [email protected]
Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.
Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.