November 9, 2022

Students for Life Action Says Culture Change Needed For the Next Round of Ballot Initiatives, along with a National Abortion Reporting Law


 “The Pro-Life Gen is working to overcome more than 50 years of misogyny as women have been told they can’t achieve unless their baby dies,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “We have our work cut out for us, reaching this generation with hope and help. I am proud of the Pro-Life Generation’s concerted efforts on the ground, and I look forward to pursuing culture change one conversation at a time.” 

WASHINGTON D.C. (11-09-2022)  — Students for Life Action (SFLAction) noted that there are on-going battlegrounds in key states across the country, not surprising considering 50-years of indoctrination in a pro-abortion mindset. After targeting voter education on five state ballet initiatives, SFLAction is proud of a record-breaking engagement between voters and the Pro-Life Generation and committed to further changing state cultures to become more life-affirming for preborn children and women in unplanned pregnancies.



Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins had the following reaction: “Ballot initiatives are a risky tool. In this round, the abortion lobby ran a fear-based, financially rich campaign against American women, underscoring 50 years of misogyny-based messages. The abortion industry sells women short, and then they sell them an abortion.

“Democrats spent $400-plus million this election cycle trying to convince Americans that the right to end the life of an inconvenient human being was a fundamental issue, but that tactic has a shelf life. As we begin to protect life in law and in service around the country, women will see for themselves that abortion is not the only option.

“These ballot initiatives highlight the need for a National Abortion Reporting Law. President Biden and his allies are all in on more abortion, but what are you getting exactly when you buy one? We don’t track abortion outcomes in the U.S. Planned Parenthood and company asks us to trust, but never verify what happens to women after the abrupt and deliberate end to a preborn baby’s life.



“Given the Democratic Party’s obsession with more abortion, and these newly passed, pro-abortion ballot initiatives, a bi-partisan, federal response is a National Abortion Reporting law that holds Corporate Abortion accountable for the product they so aggressively sell.”

Read Hawkins’ Washington Times opinion piece title What we don’t know about abortion can hurt us, here.

California – Proposition 1: An unsurprising abortion win.

SFLAction opposed California Proposition 1, as it would enshrine ‘abortion rights’ in the state constitution, allowing for abortions to occur whenever, for whatever reason, and all on the taxpayers’ dime.

Kentucky – Amendment 2: Projected loss though pro-life laws remain in place. 

SFLAction supported Kentucky Amendment 2, as it would be an additional measure to ensure protection for preborn children from the abortion lobby’s relentless attacks on life-saving laws which went into an effect following the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling. The amendment would clarify that Kentucky’s constitution does not provide a ‘right to abortion’ or to the public funding of abortion.



To read about SFLAction’s mobilization in Kentucky, click HERE to read about SFLAction canvassers in a recent article at Politico.

Michigan – Reproductive Freedom for AllAn unsurprising abortion win.

SFLAction opposed Michigan’s Reproductive Freedom for All ballot initiative, as it would enshrine elective ‘abortion rights’ in the state, reversing the current pro-life laws in Michigan which currently charge abortionists with a felony for committing abortions except in life of the mother cases.

To read about SFLAction’s work in Michigan, click HERE to read a Politico article and click HERE to read another story by TIME magazine.

Montana – Legislative Referendum 131: Too Close to call.    

SFLAction supported Montana Legislative Referendum 131 (or the Born Alive Infant Protection Act), as it would legislate that any physician who does not provide life-saving care to an infant born alive in an abortion would be charged with a felony and face criminal penalties. These penalties would include up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $50,000.



Vermont – Article 22: An unsurprising abortion win 

SFLAction opposed Vermont’s Article 22, as it was a constitutional amendment which would protect elective abortions as a state constitutional right.

STUDENTS FOR LIFE ACTION ENGAGEMENT: SFLAction Director Dustin Curtis has noted that the mid-terms are a record-breaking engagement for SFLAction, as the c4 has achieved a higher level of voter contact than ever before.

“A pro-life agenda for a better future for women and their families is why we worked so hard,” said Hawkins.

Promising signs for the pro-life movement in every corner of the country

As a mega grassroots mobilizer, SFLAction has deployed more than 1,000 student activists to canvass in 33 states around the country. In addition, SFLAction is educating more than 250,000 voters at their doorsteps and has utilized its #VoteProLifeFirst digital campaign to run ads, send peer-to-peer text messages, and make phone calls to reach another seven million voters.



Locking in on one-third of the voting bloc, Gen Z and Millennial voters have been rapidly mobilizing on their campuses and communities to get their peers to join them and pledge to #VoteProLifeFirst. This campaign has seen more than 111,000 (and counting!) Gen Z and Millennial voters change their minds and pledge to #VoteProLifeFirst.

In key states, SFLAction has:

  • Texted nearly 3,110,252 voters exposing the abortion lobby’s propaganda.
  • Made 2,051,680 phone calls to pro-life voters.
  • Launched cutting-edge Vote Pro-Life First digital ads, focusing on the youth vote that were viewed over 8,988,106 times.
  • Exposed nearly a dozen pro-abortion candidates who are #TooExtreme4Me through Overpass Outreach.

As noted by The Washington Post, SFLAction is “one of the largest antiabortion organizations in the country,” and has long been preparing legislatively for a Post-Roe America. Fox News recognizes SFLAction “has already been pushing state legislatures” and our growing influence has even reached pro-abortion leading researcher Mary Ziegler who noted the power of our mobilization in The Atlantic. Read more about SFLAction’s Post-Roe Blueprint HERE or read Hawkins’ latest op-ed at The Daily Wire titled “My Fear of Who’s Running the Country Dwarfs My Deep Concern Over Abortion.”

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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 1,300 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.