January 2, 2024

Students for Life Action to Activate the Youth Vote Ahead of 2024 Elections to Engage with Leaders in 17 US States & Mobilize to Oppose Chemical Abortion


The Generation Targeted with deadly Chemical Abortion Pills to Take a Stand in Favor of Protecting Women, the Preborn, & the Environment   

“Young voters, motivated by the human rights issue of our day, have the potential to swing many races,” said Kristan Hawkins, SFLAction President. “But we need those young voters to engage with their elected leaders at the state level as well, so they know what the priorities of the Pro-Life Generation are. With so much on the line with the election in 2024, every voice matters because every life matters.   

“No other organization has geared up for a state-by-state effort on Chemical Abortion with a coordinated lobby day. Even if you support abortion, that’s not an argument in favor of exposing women to injury, infertility, death, and abusers, as well as dumping pollutants in our waterways. More than 9 in 10 Youth voters oppose the Biden Administrations’ deadly policies on Chemical Abortion Pills.” 


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


WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-02-2024) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) will hit the ground running across 17 states in 2024, as students, staff, and volunteers engage with state leaders during a series of Legislative Days of Action. These engagements help build connections between the pro-life generation and legislators and their staff, to better engage them on the priorities of the pro-life movement, engage with voters, and push to save lives with meaningful, lifesaving legislation.

“We learned so much from the losses and wins in the 2023 – new strategies, new messaging and new ways of engaging the youth vote and our leaders on how to be stronger voices for the preborn,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “Young voters motivated by the human rights issue of our day have the potential to swing many races. Engaging with the over 1,400 college groups we have on university campuses is how we win – a grassroots army, mobilizing their peers to defend preborn life. But we need those young voters to engage with their elected leaders at the state level, so they know what the priorities of the pro-life generation are. With so much on the line with the election in 2024, every voice matters because every life matters.”

The 17 States we will be visiting as their legislative session kick off are:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

According to data from Students for Life of America’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancementhas been reporting, youth make up the largest voting bloc at 31% of the electorate. The Tufts Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) reported half of the youth vote turned out in 2020, an 11 percent increase from 2016

“With growing political influence, power, and disenfranchisement with their traditional home, the Democrats, it’s never been more important to not only get them engaged – but get them talking to leaders who will make policy happen right in their backyard,” said Hawkins.

To learn more about SFLAction’s Engagement the Youth Vote, click here.

Numerous states are also facing down ballot initiatives and signature collection campaigns to try and get abortion on the ballot in 2024. Through direct engagements with partner grassroots organizations and our new Decline to Sign campaign, SFLAction is working to stop the abortion industrial complex before they even get to the voting booth.

READ: Abortion IS on the Ballot: The Top Pro-Life Ballot Initiatives for 2024 

In 2024, SFLAction’s legislative agenda will include, but is not limited to:

  • Life at Conception Acts to protect all preborn babies.
  • Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Acts to protect babies at the universal sign of life, a heartbeat.
  • Chemical Abortion Prevention Acts to end Chemical Abortion, heavily restrict or eliminate distribution of these dangerous medications.
  • Clean Water for All Life Acts to hold Chemical Abortion vendors accountable for polluting our wastewater system.
  • Opposing any efforts to weaken existing pro-life laws, including efforts aimed at removing legal protections from certain babies, that discriminate against them based on the circumstances of their conception or a medical diagnosis.
  • Defunding the abortion industry.
  • Encouraging family friendly and work friendly employment strategies, including more paid family leave, child tax credits and more.

READ: The Best Pro-Life Bills Currently Moving in Congress 



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.