Photo: Pro-life demonstrators march towards the US Supreme Court during the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2017.Millennials and Generation Z are pro-life generations.
By Kristan Hawkins, The Stream, January 7, 2018
A wild, wild west of abortion on demand was unleashed in the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling. When combined with another case Doe v. Bolton, it permitted abortion in the United States through all nine months, for any reason whatsoever and sometimes paid for by taxpayer monies. Yes, you read that right. An extreme U.S. abortion policy has allowed the ending of pre-born life on a scale few imagined in 1973 when the ruling became law. And every year since then, people have peacefully protested the human rights issue of our time with a march. The issue: LIFE and whether it loses its value when in the womb.
Anyone who has ever attended the March for Life knows that it’s the pro-life generation which makes up the fast and energetic majority of marchers braving the cold to be a voice for the voiceless. So here are the top 10 reasons to head to the nation’s capital January 19 and stand with Students for Life of America and the #pro-life generation.
Be a difference maker by showing parents in need that you support them. Fight for the rights of mothers and their pre-born children. Pregnancy is not a disease. Abortion is not a cure. Support help for mothers!
Let office holders know you don’t want your tax dollars wasted by supporting abortion vendors. You work hard for your money, and abortion is not healthcare! Stop by your elected officials’ offices and remind them you vote for life!
Kristan Hawkins is the president of Students for Life of America (SFLA). Since launching SFLA’s full-time operation, Kristan has more than quadrupled the number of campus pro-life groups in the U.S., from 181 to over 930 in 49 states. Today, SFLA is the only pro-life organization with full-time team members spread throughout the nation. In addition, they host the nation’s largest pro-life conferences in Washington, D.C., and in San Francisco each January.
Kristan and her team also have launched many initiatives such as Women Betrayed, Medical Students for Life, and Pregnant on Campus, a transformative initiative that connects young women on campus with the resources they need to choose life and stay in school. As President, Kristan directs the mission and strategy of SFLA and is the organization’s official spokeswoman. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, EWTN and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Her work and passion for the preborn has been profiled on ABC News Nightline and she has been featured in numerous national outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, National Review Online, the Washington Times and TheBlaze. Kristan is the author of Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime. A dynamic speaker, Kristan Hawkins has spoken before thousands and at dozens of universities such as Yale, Bowdoin College, Franciscan University and UC-Berkeley. She travels the country addressing student and adult audiences on a range of topics including Planned Parenthood, Feminism, Pro-Life Activism and Leadership. She and her husband Jonathan reside in the St. Paul, Minn. area with their three sons, Gunner, Bear and Maverick and a daughter, Gracie.
A full bio and photo can be found at studentsforlife.org/staff/kristan-hawkins.
Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) is president of Students for Life of America.