Kristan Hawkins to Address Arizona State University on the Future is Anti-Abortion Speaking Tour, Unpacking the Grassroots Trends Changing America

Autumn Doersching - 15 Apr 2021

“Universities have tried to ‘cancel’ me and the Pro-Life Generation because they know we are effecting change — turning hearts and minds against abortion,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “These are cultural shifts you’re not hearing about in a media environment that supports abortion. Come learn about how these changes have convinced me that the Future Is Anti-Abortion.” 

TEMPE, A.Z., and WASHINGTON D.C. (04-15-2021) – TONIGHT, Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins will speak at All Saints Catholic Newman Center at Arizona State University. The stop is part of SFLA’s The Future Is Anti-Abortion speaking tour, aimed at educating on how the Millennial and Gen Z generations are spearheading efforts that will reverse Roe v. Wade.

Hawkins, whose anti-abortion presentations have sparked debate during her past campus tours, said that giving students access to the truth about abortion is more important than placating opponents of her message. This highlight from Hawkins’ tour stop at Western Kentucky University has gone viral.

“The pro-life position isn’t something to fear, but my talks nevertheless trigger university students who are convinced it’s good to shut down any expression threatens Leftist orthodoxy. What I want students to know is that the anti-abortion position is increasingly mainstream, and it’s not going away — it won’t be canceled.

“I know what it’s like to feel silenced and written off as “fringe” for being anti-abortion. But the anti-abortion position anything but fringe. Millennials and Gen Z are trending pro-life.

January polling commissioned by SFLA found that more than 7 in 10 Millennial and Gen Z voters support limits on abortion. About half are opposed to their tax money being used to pay for abortion. Nearly half support banning abortion as early as 6 weeks, when a child’s heartbeat can be detected. By a margin of 57 % to 30 %, Millennials and Gen Z reject Roe v. Wade when they learn the ruling allows for abortion through all 9 months.

“It’s actually the abortion extremists who propagate the media narrative on abortion who are out of touch and fringe. In fact, our polling found that less than 2 in 10 Millennial and Gen Z voters want what is currently the Roe v. Wade status quo: Abortion through all 9 months, for any reason, funded at times by taxpayers. The other 8 in 10 don’t want what the abortion lobby is selling — and that’s why the Future Is Anti-Abortion.”

Hawkins said she especially hopes to see students who support abortion at her talk: “I hope they come with an open mind to engage in dialogue during the Q&A. They may be surprised by the common ground we share.”

At Newsweek, Kristan Hawkins and Toni McFadden weigh in on why pro-life advocates must have the same free speech protections as everyone else. Read the op-ed HERE.

Follow Kristan Hawkins on Twitter @KristanHawkins.

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at [email protected]


Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world. 

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life entity.

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