May 14, 2024

Students for Life Action to Testify on Need for Expanded Medicare Reimbursement & Adoption Support for Pregnant Mothers, Criminalization of Coerced Chemical Abortion


“Louisiana’s Legislators, with three simple laws, could dramatically improve the preborn protections in the state,” said SFLAction’s Kristi Hamrick. “From Chemical Abortion Pill restrictions, to improved adoption awareness, to better Medicare reimbursement, this slate of pro-mother and pro-baby laws demand our attention, and a YES vote from Louisiana’s leaders.”

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Baton Rouge, L.A. (05-14-2024) Students for Life Action (SFLAction) will testify before the Louisiana State Legislature today on proposed laws that would improve adoption and expand Medicare reimbursement in the state. Delia Tuttlebee, a student at Mississippi College, Louisiana native, and Students for Life of America (SFLA) intern will speak on behalf of the organization.

SFLAction Vice President of Media & Policy Kristi Hamrick said, “Whether it’s better financial reimbursement for medical costs or easier access to adoption resources, the women of Louisiana deserve better choices than just more abortion. This bill creates an essential service to increase the knowledge and accessibility of infant adoption, a life-affirming, and lifesaving option for Louisiana families.”

SFLAction to speak in favor of, SB190 and The Adoption Awareness Act, SB312, would:

The Adoption Awareness Act, SB312

  • Mandate that the Louisiana Department of Health and the Department of Children and Family Services must prominently display a link to the website or any successor state agency website that promotes adoption awareness and provides adoption resource information, ensuring easy access to adoption information through the departments’ websites.


  • Increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for physicians in Louisiana to match one hundred percent of Medicare rates.
  • It specified priorities for various medical services and outlined a plan for implementation by the Louisiana Department of Health, with submission deadlines to legislative committees.

Additionally, the State Legislature is considering an amendment to SB276 that would classify the Chemical Abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol as “controlled dangerous substances,” according to the Washington Post. The legislation would ensure that anyone giving a pregnant woman Chemical Abortion Pills without their consent would be charged with a crime: “coerced criminal abortion.”

During the COVID crisis, the Biden Administration abused their control of the FDA to set up No Test, Online Distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills that expose women to injury, infertility, death, and abusers, as well as creating potential environmental harms.  As a consequence, Chemical Abortion Pills are used for more than 60% of all abortions in the United States

Some young women have died, as even the FDA reports, and a lawsuit has been filed in Nevada because the Chemical Abortion Pills sold by a Planned Parenthood abortion vendor reportedly contributed to a young woman’s death.

“The Biden Administration may not care about what happens to women, girls, the preborn, and the environment, but Louisiana legislators show their concern for those exposed to the drugs in a new effort to stop the deadly distribution by coercion,” said Hamrick. “Yet, even for women who take these drugs willingly they pose an unbelievable danger as well as risk harms to the environment as chemically tainted blood, placenta tissue, and human remains are flushed into our waterways. If you support abortion, that’s not a reason to support reckless distribution of deadly pills.”


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The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG/SFLA/SFLAction serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has 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. In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads 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, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.