December 11, 2023

Students for Life Action Set to Rally at the Arizona Supreme Court During Abortion Prevention Act Arguments


“There is no sell-by date for the law. The death-for-profit abortion lobby argues that a law passed long after the U.S. Constitution is too old to save lives, which is a ridiculous attack on protections for the preborn,”
said SFLAction’s Kristi Hamrick. 


MEDIA ADVISORY: SFLAction Team Members and Students will be available for interviews onsite – email [email protected] for details.  


PHOENIX, A.Z. (12-11-2023) Students for Life Action (SFLAction) will rally outside of the Arizona Supreme Court on December 12, as the justices hear oral arguments in the case filed by Planned Parenthood vs. Kris Mayes/Hazelrigg. At stake is what abortion laws should be preeminent in the state of Arizona: either a 2022 measure that allowed more than 9 in 10 abortions to take place by up to 15 weeks, or a pre-Roe law that limits abortion earlier in pregnancy. 

“The precious lives of thousands are on the line,” said Kristi Hamrick, SFLAction Vice President of Media & Policy. “After Roe’s reversal, the Arizona pre-Roe Abortion Prevention Act should have gone into effect, protecting innocent preborn life, but Planned Parenthood ran to court to profit from death by intentional abortion. The Arizona Supreme Court is presented with the opportunity of affirming that laws matter, no matter when they were passed.”  


READ: Arizona State Senate Positioned to Protect Life in Law  

The case has had its fair share of drama so far, as just last week AZ Supreme Court Judge Bill Montgomery recused himself from the case, after posting on Facebook in 2017 that Planned Parenthood is “responsible for the greatest genocide known to man.”  

Data from the CDC shows that more than 9 in 10 abortions take place by 12 weeks (about 3 months), Yet, polling conducted by You Gov/Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement shows that among populaces that are aware of heartbeat legislation and what it protects, polls about the same as these laws. 


READ: Students for Life of Action President Kristan Hawkins Pens Fiery Washington Times Op-Ed Towards the GOP: “Making peace with a little abortion is a losing proposition.”  


The limit at almost 4 months (15 weeks) has not proven politically popular. “Our own polling shows that heartbeat abortion limits and limits when a baby can feel pain, poll basically the same,” said Hamrick. Polling conducted by You Gov/Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement shows that among the Youth Vote, heartbeat legislation and what it protects, polls about the same as a late-term limit. 

To learn more about the Youth Vote, click here.  




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.