September 3, 2020

Students for Life Action Praises President Trump for Pledge to Defund Planned Parenthood

 “We must address Planned Parenthood’s racist past and racist present to prevent a racist future,” said SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins. “We are not electing a pastor or pope, but a President who will protect mothers and the preborn from a predatory abortion industry. We need to cut off the abortion industry from any taxpayer support.”

 WASHINGTON D.C. (09-03-2020) – In the week in which a nationwide Billboard campaign co-sponsored by Students for Life of America launched — calling for Planned Parenthood to be fully defunded — President Trump pledged to defund Planned Parenthood in a letter to pro-life leaders. Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins observed, “A great divide is widening between those who want to support a culture of life and those who want to require all Americans to be forcibly coerced in funding and supporting abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy. In this race, voters must determine a candidate’s plans for abortion as this is literally a life and death issue.”

To learn more about the Black Preborn Lives Matter Billboard campaign, click here.

To understand Planned Parenthood’s racist past and present, click here to read Hawkins’ op-ed at USA Today.

To learn more about SFLAction’s engagement in this election cycle, click here, or check out VotePro-LifeFirst.

For interviews, contact 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.