January 20, 2024

THE VOTES ARE IN! The Pro-Life Generation Picks Donald Trump as their Choice for President & Mike Pence as top pick for VEEP in 2024 National Pro-Life Summit Straw Poll

Almost 96% also Call for a Strong, Proactive Federal Response to Abortion

“The Youth Vote is on track to be the largest voting bloc in America and will be more important than ever in during this year’s election cycle,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “The Pro-Life Generation’s commitment to protecting preborn life from day one means an organized, capable, and experienced grassroots army available to join the fight in this election cycle.” 

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WASHINGTON D.C. (01-20-2024) –Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins announced today the winner of the 2024 National Pro-Life Summit straw poll, from the sold-out event.

The full results for President, in order of preference, are:  

  1. Donald Trump: 50.1%
  2. Ron DeSantis: 34.8%
  3. Nikki Haley: 9.3%
  4. Other: 5.8%

Looking at Vice Presidential options, the choices made were:  

  • Mike Pence – 36.1%
  • Vivek Ramaswamy – 13.7%
  • Ron DeSantis – 11.1%
  • Tucker Carlson – 10.3%
  • Ted Cruz – 5.1%
  • Nikki Haley – 4.1%
  • Tim Scott – 3.8%
  • Other – 3.3%
  • Kristi Noem – 3.2%
  • Marco Rubio – 2.9%
  • Kari Lake – 1.8%
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders – 1.5%
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene  – 1.0%
  • Elise Stefanik – 0.9%
  • Kim Reynolds – 0.6%
  • Mike Pompeo – 0.4%
  • Byron Donalds – 0.2%



Asked: I expect my federal elected officials to lawfully protect human life, 95.4% chose “Proactively to use appointments, regulations, speeches, and the legal process to protect life in law and in service as part of a vibrant agenda. In addition, almost 91% wanted the politicians they vote for to have plans for how to protect life.  

“The Pro-Life Gen wants the most pro-life administration in American history back again. Mere rhetoric isn’t going to impress the pro-life movement anymore. Action is what matters, and we are looking for a pro-life champion,” said Hawkins. “But even beyond the Pro-Life Generation, we are seeing the clearest indicators yet that the Youth Vote is up for grabs in this election cycle. Among what is soon to become the largest voting bloc in America – more than 1/3 – there’s a desire for more pro-life solutions to the human rights issue of our day. The limitless abortion extremism pushed by Joe Biden’s Democrat Party isn’t the winner they think it is.”

For the fifth year in a row, Students for Life of America’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, has released polling data that highlights a growing fissure between the Youth Vote and the increasingly extreme pro-abortion Democratic Party. This year’s poll with YouGov shows:

  • Not only do more than six in 10 want limits on abortion, 37% supported protections at a confirmed fetal heartbeat or better.
  • 31% of youth voters said they would be more willing to accept limits on abortion if more help for pregnant and parenting families was available.
  • Only nine percent supported the Democratic Party’s radical agenda of abortion through all nine months without limits, up to and including allowing infanticide — the purposeful death of a baby born during a botched abortion.
  • More than nine in 10 support offering care to an infant who survives a botched abortion – 72% support emergency measures including calling 911 with 19% desiring care, not including 911. Mirroring the same level of radical support as for the Democratic Party’s abortion views, only 9% picked: “Nothing should be done since the mother was trying to have an abortion done.”


To Read Hawkins’ Op-Ed at FOX summarizing the poll, click:  Youth vote on abortion could surprise both sides.


“The abortion industrial complex has hijacked the Democrat Party, and they are running the show,” said Hawkins. “’Safe, legal, and rare’ has given way to ‘without exception and without apology.’ Nothing makes that clearer than their embrace of the Women’s Health Protection Act — better called the Women’s Health Endangerment Act – which would completely remove any state protections for the preborn. Likewise, even the instance of a child being born alive after a failed abortion is egregious to them; House Democrats voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.”

READ: Of Course The Democrats Hated Roe – It Didn’t Go Far Enough

READ: SFLA’s Secret Weapon: THE YOUTH VOTE Recruiting, Training, & Activating Pivotal Voters in Tight Races Nationwide 

For interviews with SFLAction leadership, contact [email protected].


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.