WEDNESDAY: Kristan Hawkins’ ‘The Future is Anti-Abortion’ Speaking Tour Stops at University of Virginia Where Vandalism Won’t Stop Pro-Life Free Speech

Kristi Hamrick - 26 Apr 2022

“The nation is ready for a Post-Roe America,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “As the Supreme Court prepares to hand down the most important abortion ruling since Roe v. Wade, the Pro-Life Generation is all grown up and has been working in legislatures, in courts, in communities, online, and on the ground to ensure that no woman stands alone. We women don’t need abortion, and it’s time for our nation to recognize our dignity and the dignity of our children as we move beyond Roe. I am looking forward to engaging with students and answering all the questions they may have.”   

Click here to watch a recent confrontation between Hawkins and a student trying to stump the pro-life expert. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A., and WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-26-2022) – Wednesday, Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America, will make the final stop on her Spring Speaking Tour, entitled The Future Is Anti-Abortion.  

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This evening’s speech will be delivered at the University of Virginia (UVA) at 7 p.m. local time. During her speech, Hawkins will outline the Pro-Life Generation’s plan for a Post-Roe and Post-Dobbs America – including SFLA’s massive campaign raising awareness of nonviolent abortion alternatives, community support systems, and policy changes needed to help women and families thrive and protect them from the abortion industry. 

After her speech at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) earlier this month, clips of Hawkins’ interactions with pro-abortion students went viral online, garnering millions of views and tens of thousands of comments.  

At tonight’s stop, UVA, lead-up to Hawkins’ speech has included ongoing discrimination against pro-life students and vandalization of fliers advertising Hawkins’ visit. According to the SFLA Blog:  

Not only are anti-life students defaming posters across campus with event details, but they are also replacing them with misleading “fact sheets.” The defamation of Hawkins’ character and objectively false information spread throughout UVA campus is alarming.   

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Emma Camp, UVA senior, wrote about the consequences for viewpoint diversity in The New York Times.“In the classroom, backlash for unpopular opinions is so commonplace that many students have stopped voicing them, sometimes fearing lower gradesif they don’t censor themselves,” she said.  

Click here to read more at SFLA’s blog.

Hawkins’ unapologetic message and direct tone are known for sparking debate and backlash on university campuses. On this Spring tour, Hawkins aims to prepare students for the impending Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s HealthSupreme Court case and the possible reversal of Roe v. Wade. She will educate audiences on the resources and support systems standing ready to serve abortion-seeking women and their families and prove that America does not and never did need abortion. 

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Tonight’s Tour Stop: 

University of Virginia (VA) 

180 McCormick Rd,  Charlottesville, VA

Newcomb Hall Ballroom (3rd floor of Newcomb Hall)

 Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. local time 

Parking: Central Grounds Garage
400 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Learn more about Kristan Hawkins at 

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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 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America. 

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