“Abortion violence is harming our communities — but it doesn’t have to be this way,” said Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins. “Through the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, SFLA is building bridges from women who need help to those in the communities ready to offer support, now in 20 major cities and counting.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-21-2021) – Students for Life of America officially launches its Campaign for Abortion Free Cities tonight with a kickoff webcast at 9pm ET. Speakers include Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action; David Bereit, former CEO of 40 Days for Life; Missy Stone, Director of Operations at Reprotection, and others. Founded as a post-Roe organization, SFLA/SFLAction has created this campaign to build bridges in communities across America between women and children, born and preborn, to those ready to help them. SFLA original polling found that fewer than 2 in 10 Millennials and Gen Z knew about their legal rights and the support available to them when pregnant and parenting.
“After the last presidential campaign, Students for Life did not shut down our grassroots efforts. In this new approach to building a post-Roe America, we are engaging and training our 50-state network to use political tools like door knocking to make connections in the community to pro-life resources. We must protect life in law as well as to serve the families who need assistance,”said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins.
She continued: “The skill set and network of our political operation is being employed in service to the community. We will be amplifying the message of those in the community who want to help, unblocked by any social media networks as we cut out that manipulative middle man.”
The Campaign for Abortion Free Cities is a first-of-its-kind, multi-faceted approach to abolishing abortion in 20 major cities using proven digital and grassroots marketing campaign techniques. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of nonviolent abortion alternative resources, decrease support for the abortion industry, and activate pro-lifers to engage in their communities. Campaign goals include connecting thousands of women to nonviolent abortion alternatives, investing thousands of hours in counseling outside of abortion facilities, and knocking on hundreds of thousands of doors to engage community members.
Highlighted as part of the services available is also Students for Life’s Standing with You, now 10 years old. The initiative provides information on women’s rights while pregnant and parenting and connects them to services near them.
Campaign for Abortion Free Cities Webcast
Tuesday, September 21, 6pm PT / 9pm ET
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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 1,250 groups on middle, high 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 the last 15 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLA into a $15 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.