July 10, 2024

Students for Life Action Video Billboard Hits the Road to the Midwest; Launching National Defund Planned Parenthood Blitz; Stops in Illinois & at the Republican National Convention


“A radical abortion industry sells death for profit with one choice only: abortion. Women, the preborn, and voters deserve better,” Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins. Defunding and debarring Planned Parenthood will save lives. Our billboard truck will promote this message and share authentic support available to moms and families in cities targeted by Planned Parenthood in Illinois. Rather than end human suffering, the abortion lobby lets end the lives of those who might suffer. GOP, offer more! Offer hope and a future for all.”


MEDIA ADVISORY: During the first day of the GOP Convention, Pro-Life Americans will prayerfully hold a Life Chain at a Planned Parenthood near the Event; Mobile Billboard onsite.


Contact [email protected] to set up interviews.


MILWAUKEE, WI (07-10-2024) Students for Life Action (SFLAction) will hit the road next week, with a stop at the Republican National Convention and including stops in Illinois in the Chicago area as part of its latest pro-life tour: The Defund Planned Parenthood Truck Tour through the Abortion Capital of the Midwest. SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins said, “With the election on the horizon, and the Republican National Committee just days away, we’re heading to Milwaukee, where we will get the word out why Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded and debarred by all those who want less federal involvement with abortion. In this new era, with President Trump’s statements that abortion is a state issue – we are making him take accountability of this years-long effort to finally defund Planned Parenthood of our federal taxpayer money, something that all Republicans should join us in.”

The tour includes trips to Illinois, the abortion capital of the Midwest, where Planned Parenthood already has plans to open mega-abortion vendors on the borders of pro-life states, as they hope to profit from ending innocent life in the womb.

Students for Life of America (SFLA), sister organization of SFLAction, will also promote authentic resources to women and their families through our Campaign for Abortion Free Cities.




The video billboard truck will also broadcast Unplanned film screenings to further illustrate the horrific experience of those who were exposed to the lies Planned Parenthood peddles for profit. Unplanned depicts a fictionalized portrayal of Abby Johnson’s memoir, showing her journey from Planned Parenthood doctor to pro-life activist.

The tour will also feature campus Cemetery of Innocents, a moving display with one pink cross for each child Planned Parenthood aborts every day, memorializing the vulnerable women and their children that have been killed or hurt by the barbarism of abortion.


For pictures of past displays and to read more about our experience, read:  

The schedule for the tour is below:

Sunday, July 14 – Lemont, IL

  • 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. – at St. Cyril & Methodius (608 Sobieski St., Lemont, IL), SFLA will screen the movie Unplannedon our video billboard truck to students and volunteers.
  • Attendees are encouraged to buy, bring, and donate baby items for the Flossmoor Abortion Free Cities Campaign (AFC).


Monday, July 15– Milwaukee WI + Sugar Grove IL

  • 11a.m. – 3p.m. – at Milwaukee Planned Parenthood (435 S. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53204), SFLA will be conducting a Life Chain, handing out pro-life materials and resources, and rallying in support of life.
  • SFLA’s video billboard truck will also drive around the RNC security perimeter raising awareness on the need to stand and defend preborn life.
  • 7 to 9p.m. – at Valley Bible Church (847 N. State Route 47, Sugar Grove, IL), SFLA will host another Unplanned screening.
  • Attendees are encouraged to buy, bring, and donate baby items for the Flossmoor Abortion Free Cities Campaign (AFC).


Tuesday, July 16 – Flossmoor, IL

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – at Flossmoor Planned Parenthood (19831 Governors Hwy, Flossmoor, IL 60422), SFLA will be conducting Sidewalk Counseling, and hand out pro-life materials and raise awareness around the importance of choosing Life.
  • 4 to 7 p.m. – SFLA and SFLAction volunteers and staff will conduct door knocking around the Flossmoor area to raise awareness in the local neighborhood about The Pro-Life Generation, informing residents of their local life-affirming resources located right next door to the Flossmoor Planned Parenthood, and how they get involved in defense of preborn lives.
  • SFLA’s video billboard truck will also drive around the Flossmoor area where the door knocking is ongoing.


Wednesday, July 17 – Chicago IL

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – at University of Illinois Chicago (750 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607) SFLA will host a Cemetery of Innocents.
  • 6 to 8p.m. – at St. Thomas More Church (2825 W 81st St., Chicago, IL, 60652), SFLA will screen the movie Unplannedon our video billboard truck to attending students and volunteers.


“Now more than ever, with the election on the horizon, the Youth Vote is up for grabs, and we need to meet students and young voters where they are,” said Hawkins. “And as we’ve seen from both the media and our own polls, the pro-abortion extremist’s agenda of limitless abortion isn’t landing. We know there is a desire to address the human rights issue of our day in a meaningful, compassionate way. Abortion is on the ballot, and we are urging all to reject abortion extremism and VOTE Pro-Life First.”


Our most recent poll with Students for Life of America’s The Demetree institute for pro-life advancement/You Gov found:


  • More than six out of 10 want abortion limits (65%) and three out of four (75%) want limits after viability.
  • 37% supported heartbeat protections, while 15% would limit it to three months.
  • Nine in 10 Youth Voters Supported Health and Safety Measures to save the life of the mother, who may be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy – with 47% saying its “extremely important.”
  • Four in 10 (40%) wanted to support political candidates who support abortion limits with 16% wanting to support someone fighting “strongly in favor of abortion restriction.”
  • More than three in 10 said they would be more willing to accept limits on abortion IF there were more services.


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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.