April 13, 2023

VICTORY: Students for Life Action Commends Final Passage of Florida Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Act, Encourages Governor DeSantis to Quickly Sign Bill to Prove Establishment Got It Wrong on Abortion

“Stonewalling efforts from Florida’s abortion-backed leaders fell short today as the Heartbeat Abortion Prevention Act received final passage and is now headed to Governor DeSantis’ desk – who previously indicated he would sign it into law,” said Dustin Curtis, SFLAction Vice President of Political Affairs & Operations. “Today’s vote is nothing shy of a sweeping victory for preborn Floridians as not long ago we were hitting the pavement convincing leadership to not settle for 12-week restrictions that fail to protect the majority of preborn babies.” 

CLICK HERE to read SFLAction’s blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-13-2023) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) said the pro-life agenda is a winning issue as found in its recent YouGov polling while highlighting today’s victory in Florida as an “outstanding accomplishment to protect life in law.” This Heartbeat Abortion Prevention ActSB 300, protects preborn babies while delivering millions in funding for Florida’s Pregnancy Care Network to help further the work of life-affirming resource centers.


More than 80,000 abortions took place in Florida in 2022 and 62% of Floridians said they supported SB 300, clearly wanting to rid the state’s record of abortion tourism. SFLAction made Florida a key priority and worked diligently to educate and urge Florida State Senate President Kathleen Passidomo to allow stronger life-saving laws to be introduced including testifying, petition deliveries, and lobby days.

“Passing this bill is not only a win for the preborn, but it’s a win against the misleading rhetoric championed by the establishment and consulting class that shies away from abortion as they deem it a losing issue,” added Curtis. “Pro-life candidates CAN pass life-saving laws and win; we’re proud to work with unapologetic leaders who take on the life issue with courage and boldness for the most vulnerable among us.”

SFLAction is encouraged by the number of legislators who spoke in favor of protecting life from the moment of conception during hearings and today’s debate, and says it looks forward to working with those legislators to protect all preborn children in a future legislative session.

While some elected officials acted in an irate manner with demonstrations and arrests over the Florida law, the progress unfolding in a Post-Roe America is unrivaled with pro-life bills passing in Nebraska and Florida while defeating a bad one in New Hampshire this week alone to ensure every life is valued and protected.

CLICK HERE to read SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins’ op-ed published at Newsweek “Pro-Lifers Must Protect All Children—Including Those Conceived in Rape”

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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 1,30groups on middlehigh 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 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.