Focus on the Family President & Former Pussycat Dolls Singer Join Ministry Leaders for this year’s “Standing With Her Sunday” National Event  

Caroline Wharton - 03 Aug 2023

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, and Kaya Jones, speaker and former Pussycat Dolls singer, will both address a nationwide simulcast hosted by Students for Life of America to empower local churches and people of faith to serve mothers and their children, born and preborn.   

“As an ecumenical event, Standing With Her Sunday is a microcosm of the pro-life movement, showing that many different people from different backgrounds can come together for one purpose: to defend life,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “Our event speakers reflect this, as they come from a wide range of religious perspectives, and I am so proud to have each of them share their testimonies and advice with the Pro-Life Generation. No matter our differences, we are united in advocating for the sanctity of life.”  


FREDERICKSBURG, V.A. and WASHINGTON D.C. (08-03-2023) – Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins announced two additional powerhouse speakers for this year’s national simulcast “Standing with Her Sunday” on August 27, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Held live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Through education and encouragement, leaders will share strategies and testimonies to equip the religious community’s service to young mothers, both pregnant and parenting.  

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, and Kaya Jones, speaker and former Pussycat Dolls singer, will join SFLA President Kristan Hawkins, Kelly Lester of ProLove Ministries, pro-life advocate Toni McFadden, Sidewalk Advocates for Life Senior Regional Programs Manager Susan O’Neill, and SFLA Senior Ambassador Autumn Higashi.  

To get a sneak peek of Jones’ pro-life testimony, click HERE to listen to her appear on SFLA’s ‘Speak Out’ podcast to discuss abortion pain and the effects of a sexualized culture from her personal experience.  

Organizational partners for this event include Abortion Pill Rescue Network, Alliance Defending Freedom, Embrace Grace, Focus on the Family, The Paul Stefan Foundation, Heartbeat International, Sidewalk Advocates for Life, Support After Abortion, Vitae Foundation, the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, and Standing With You.    

Following the event, resources for churches prepared by the participating organizations will be distributed to all who register. For more information or to register for a watch party, click HERE.  

Click HERE to watch a recording of last year’s simulcast.   

To learn more about the intersection of Christianity and abortion, read an op-ed by SFLA’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Church of the Nazarene minister Michele Hendrickson entitled “Consistent Christians Oppose Abortion.”   

Click HERE to learn more about SFLA’s Standing with You initiative that connects families and women with the resources they need from the federal, state, and local levels, along with information on women’s rights when pregnant and parenting.  

To learn more about this event, which is available to churches, small groups, and individuals of all religious leanings across the nation, click HERE to visit the Standing With Her Sunday website.  

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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 1,400 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 more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America. 

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