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Students for Life Launches New “Heart to Heart” Campus Tour This Week

Kristi Hamrick - 18 Feb 2020

“We’re going on campuses this Spring to highlight the science and music of life in the womb,” said Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins. “Ultrasounds unveil a picture of a human being in the womb, while the heartbeat is the music of a new life.”

WASHINGTON D.C. (02-18-2020) — Every semester, Students for Life of America does a campus “tour” display – an interactive, educational banner setup about a specific Life-Related topic, depending on the current national conversation. This semester, SFLA created a new display – the Heart to Heart Tour — launching this week in Kansas. Taking the pro-life conversation to students outside the beltway, SFLA will engage in conversations about human development and the impact of abortion on infants in the womb. These conversations will be added to SFLA’s goal of having 250,000 pro-life conversations with students this year, addressing the human rights issue of our day with the generation targeted by the abortion industry.

The “Heart to Heart” tour takes on the most controversial of the abortion issues today – the impact of abortion early in pregnancy. When you consider that 91% of abortions happen in the first trimester, and that the largest demographic getting abortions is college-aged women, acknowledging the humanity of first trimester babies is vital for any meaningful discussion of how abortion impacts real people. Sadly, today chemical abortion pill abortions earlier in pregnancy account for almost 40 percent of all lives ended in the womb.

“Right now, legislators are preparing to debate protections for babies born during botched abortions or abortions on viable infants in the womb who can experience great pain. Both of these are important and represent common ground for many people,” said Hawkins. “But we must talk with this generation about the fact that abortion stops a beating heart even early in pregnancy.”

In May 2019, The Hill Reported: “More than half of registered voters believe that laws banning abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy are not too restrictive, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey.”  To put this into perspective, a pre-born baby’s heartbeat begins at about 22 days after conception (three weeks) and at five weeks, the heartbeat can be seen during an ultrasound.

Currently, Heartbeat bill legislation has moved through a number of state legislatures, while California has passed a law to distribute chemical abortion pills on college campuses. As a national conversation on ending life early in pregnancy is taking place, the Supreme Court case is preparing to hear a case in early March about whether abortion at any stage can be regulated to protect women from dangerous abortion vendors.

Materials, visuals, videos, fetal models and a number of tools will be available to students to illustrate human development and to affirm for students the impact of abortion on a newly created life with a beating heart.

Click here to learn more about the tools and to see current tour dates.

To read more from Kristan Hawkins on how pro-life free speech is dehumanized, along with the pre-born, click here.

For interviews or analysis, e-mail Kristi Hamrick at [email protected].

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