July 14, 2022

Students for Life Action Standing with Kansas in the Value Them Both Ballot Referendum to Allow People to Protect Life in Law

“During this critical time, Kansas is following through on the momentum for pro-life policies sweeping the nation. We want to make it clear that the people of Kansas have the right to protect life in law,” said Gabby Lara, KS Value Them Both Field Coordinator. 

Kansas City, KS and Washington, D.C. (07-13-22) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) has been on the ground and fighting for life in Kansas for two years to see through the successful finish of the Value Them Both amendment. The vote would make it clear that the Kansas State Constitution does not protect abortion, which would allow pro-life laws to be passed. Now, with the ballot referendum quickly approaching, SFLAction and pro-life groups are making one last push to educate voters on the Value Them Both ballot referendum which will be the first major pro-life vote since the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson.

In May, SFLAction President, Kristan Hawkins and Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor and Founder and Director of the Abortion Survivors Network, urged Kansans to support the preborn in the referendum and kicked off the summer door knocking.

“The momentum in Kansas is on the side of life, and we are working around-the-clock to let voters know how important this initiative is,” said Gabby Lara, KS Value Them Both Field Coordinator. “By voting “YES” in support of this amendment, Kansans are sending a clear message that life can be protected in a post-Roe America.”

SFLAction had an active presence in Kansas during the general election, and sent 33,900 texts and nearly 60,000 calls in the state with a #VoteProLifeFirst message. Students for Life’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement notes that 8 in 10 Millennials and Gen Z want to vote on abortion policy, something that Roe prevented.

To learn more about the Post-Roe Blueprint from SFLAction, read Hawkins’ latest op-ed at Fox titled RIP Roe: Supreme Court abortion ruling sets stage for what pro-life groups do next.

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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.