Students for Life Action Calls On U.S. Senate To Protect Preborn Babies, Babies Born-Alive During Abortion

Brenna Lewis - 25 Feb 2020

Students for Life Action, the C4 arm of Students for Life of America has released a statement on two votes today in the U.S. Senate.

Anyone saying that a newborn should be left to die is an advocate for infanticide and is unfit for public office,” said SFL Actions’ Kristan Hawkins.

WASHINGTON D.C. (02-25-2020) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that votes scheduled Tuesday on S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and S. 3275, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), represent “the bare minimum that a humane society should offer to viable babies in the womb and struggling infants, born during botched abortions. Allowing barbaric, late-term abortions that cause great pain to the preborn is an act of cruelty that we would condemn if animals were involved. It’s even more horrifying as increasingly viable infants are the target after 5 months of pregnancy.

“Frankly, the Born Alive bill isn’t about abortion at all. Requiring that newborns get the same kind of medical care wherever they enter the world is the least society can do for the least of these. Anyone saying that an infant should be left to die is an advocate for infanticide and is unfit for public office,” said Hawkins.

“Still, it is disappointing that pro-life advocates have to reach 60 votes to save the lives of these vulnerable infants. Senators may want to remember that passion that pro-life, single issue voters bring to the ballot box as they cast their votes.”

To read more from Hawkins on the pro-life issue as one driving voters, click here for her op-ed at USA Today.

To read more about SFLAction’s concerns with these bills, click here and here.

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


Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1200 groups on college, universities, high school and middle school campuses in all 50 states. 

Students for Life Action is the c4 arm of Students for Life and engages the Pro-Life Generation to create a post-Roe America.

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