College: 2017 Group of the Year Awards

WEST COAST

WEST COAST NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR: WHATCOM COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR LIFE

Despite their infancy, Whatcom College’s Students for Life group hit the ground running with the pro-life message this year! This group completed a training marathon, in addition to volunteering at their local PRC during break and a banquet, then recruited members to join by clip-boarding. By operating a baby clothes drive, Whatcom College’s SFL met the needs of young mothers in their community. Then, the group hosted Hollywood-face Jason Jones to speak about the pro-life message in the movie industry, held a movie screening, and a Halloween recruitment table to spread the word about the pro-life movement on their campus.

WEST COAST GROUP OF THE YEAR: STUDENTS FOR LIFE AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Since this award recognizes the overall success and efforts of one Students for Life group who has done a phenomenal job leading the charge for life at their school, it only seems right to give this award to Students for Life at Colorado State University as our college group of the year! In addition to holding 8 tabling events on their campus in the fall semester alone, they hosted the SFLA “We don’t need PP” display, hosted National speakers like Josh Brahm and Dr. Alveda King, and so much more!

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This group reached out to numerous pregnant, parenting, and post-abortive students throughout the year in addition to countering the pro-Planned Parenthood message on their campus. Through their 3-day campus event with Justice for All, they reached over 35,000 students!

 

 

PREGNANT ON CAMPUS GROUP OF THE YEAR: STUDENTS FOR LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

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This year’s winner has persisted and thrived in its efforts to bring life-affirming, empowering options and resources to women at their University. They worked tirelessly to create a culture of life on their campus through various events and community engagements. Over the past year, their efforts on and off campus have helped save at least TWELVE babies in their community! By being heroic, this group has passed five student government resolutions to include: diaper changing stations, mom-to-be parking spaces, parental leave for new student parents, “family friendly” student study lounge, and equal access to options. This group is truly amazing!

 

EAST COAST

EAST COAST NEW COLLEGE GROUP OF THE YEAR: BOBCATS FOR LIFE AT OHIO UNIVERSITY 

This New Group of the Year wasted no time getting to work changing hearts and saving lives on their hostile campus this past semester. Bobcats for Life at Ohio University hosted a wide variety of events including baby item drives, SFLA training’s, protests, rallies, guest speakers, and campus displays. When met with hostility from their peers and campus faculty, this courageous group of pro-life heroes only increased their activism events. They also participated in several days of sidewalk counseling outreach and had the amazing opportunity to see TWO women turn away from the abortion facility because of their presence.

COLLEGE GROUP OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP: AVA MARIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FOR LIFE

Ava Maria University’s Students for Life group accomplished so many great things in 2016. Just this past semester, this group organized bimonthly trips to the abortion facility, organized a pro-life gala with over one hundred students in attendance, and trained 15 of its students in sidewalk counseling with the help of Sidewalk Advocates for Life. They continue to shape the culture of life on college campuses and outside communities, and we look forward to seeing what they accomplish is the semesters to come.

COLLEGE GROUP OF THE YEAR: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA- LINCOLN STUDENTS FOR LIFE

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The recipient of this award blew us away with all they accomplished last year. Students For Life at University of Nebraska-Lincoln started in 2015, and within the past couple of years they have continuously been courageous by standing up for LIFE on their campus and that certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. They’ve hosted a Cemetery of the Innocents display, held an overnight presence in front of Planned Parenthood, advertised for their on-campus pregnancy help center, and every semester they chalk their campus with pro-life messages in high traffic areas. This group is actively involved with the Pregnant on Campus Initiative as well. They started raising money for an endowment fund, and have already reached the halfway mark of their goal at $25,000.

IVY LEAGUE GROUP OF THE YEAR: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

This group is an outstanding group of pro-life leaders that do not back down in the face of controversy. This year, Princeton University’s group hosted Ryan Bomberger for an event titled “Black is Beautiful” to address abortion and racial injustice. Being at an Ivy League school, this event received much scrutiny and critique, but they remained courageous and represented the pro-life position with grace and sophistication. Princeton Pro-Life hosted a Respect Life Week with many activities which included open dialogue with their peers on when human life begins.

 

PREGNANT ON CAMPUS GROUP OF THE YEAR: CLARION UNIVERSITY’S PREGNANCY AND PARENTING RESOURCES INITIATIVE (PPRI)

Clarion University’s PPRI brought together their communitClarion-supports-parenting-students-768x768y—students and administration—to create unique, effective solutions for the pregnant and parenting students. Thanks to their persistent efforts, this group hosted a Feminists for Life Resources Forum, worked with the university to create a comprehensive school webpage and Facebook page for all available resources, and published a diaper changing station map. Additionally, PPRI started a babysitting share, hosted family friendly parties for students and their children, and established lactation rooms with diaper changing stations on the main and branch campuses of their University.

We are proud to award this 2017 Pregnant on Campus Group of the Year Award to Clarion University’s Pregnancy and Parenting Resources Initiative!

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR: LEHIGH VALLEY PRO-LIFE FUTURE
Pro-Life Future, the young adult network initiative of Students for Life of America, is just beginning to blossom. In two years, it has taken off like the marchers at the March for Life! Much like Pro-Life Future, our chapter of the year is young – but it has led the way with establishing itself and becoming active in the community.

From being introduced on the Pennsylvania Leheigh ValleyState House floor and working with their local representatives to promote pro-life legislation, this chapter has taken a leading role in promoting life in their state government. Not to mention, this chapter also operated a house for a canvassing drive to earn support for a late-term abortion ban in the making. This is what makes the Lehigh Valley Pro-Life Future chapter our Chapter of the Year and a true forerunner for pro-life legislation in their state.

December Event-in-a-Box: The 12 Days of #prolifegen gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, you’ve almost completed the Fall term! From small to large events, your group has been active making a difference at your school, and it’s time to celebrate all your successes.christmas

This month, your group can be a gift to your community, your peers, your Pregnancy Center, and even your social media following. To help you, we have created the 12 Days of #prolifegen Gifts to give you some fun ideas of what your group can do this month.

Tis the season to reflect, refresh, re-strategize, and celebrate! Because every school has a different timeline for finals and Christmas break, we would like to provide a complete digital version of this month’s Event in a Box to you. Simply contact your Regional Coordinator and he/she will email this month’s digital Event in a Box to you.

 

What’s In the box:

  • The 12 days of #prolifegen Gifts Guide
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Flyering materials
  • Group Recruitment Sheet
  • Video links to share with your group

 To order the December Event-in-a-Box, contact your Regional Coordinator today.

If you are a student in CA or NV, contact Camille Rodriguez.
If you are a student in OR, WA, ID, MT, HI or AK contact Katie Lodjic.
If you are a student in CO, NM, WY, AZ, or UT, contact Jake Simon.
If you are a student in MI, IN, or OH, contact RJ McVeigh.
If you are a student in VA, MD, PA, DC, or DE, contact Michelle Hendrickson.
If you are a student in KY, WV, or TN, contact Brenna Hartwell.
If you are a student in NE, IA, KS, IL, or MO, contact Reagan Barklage.
If you are a student in OK or TX, contact Jillian Ferguson.
If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.
If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.
If you are a student in MN or WI, contact Maddie Schulte.
If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Lisa Stover.

Register Now for the West Coast Leadership Lunch!

Calling All College and High School Group Leaders!

Coming to the West Coast Conference?

Are you the leader of a college or high school pro-life group?

Then you need to register for the 2016 West Coast Leadership Lunch!

The West Coast Leadership Lunch is an exclusive opportunity for leaders of pro-life groups. This is a set-aside time for Presidents and other officers of these groups to network and brainstorm with other student leaders while receiving problem-solving advice from SFLA leaders. Don’t miss this unique and highly-specialized opportunity! We’ll see you there!

Only two students per school will be permitted. Space is limited! Lunch will be provided in the classroom (no lines!). Not registered for the conference? Visit www.sflalive.org.

How do SFL groups handle the abortion picture debate?

By RJ McVeigh, Students for Life Director of Apologetics

The use of images of abortion victims, or “graphic images”, is a strategy that divides many well-meaning supporters of the pro-life movement. While Students for Life of America doesn’t take an official stance on the use of images of abortion victims, we have varying views within our organization on their effectiveness and appropriate time of use. SFLA has never advised a student group to openly oppose an image display nor have we participated in or directed students to protest groups that use abortion victim imagery.

We have seen them work by saving mothers and children from abortion and they have even been used to recruit new students into the movement. We have also seen them not work by wiping out existing student groups and leaving campuses with no year round pro-life presence. In this mindset, we offer guidance for groups when dealing with outside organizations coming on campus, whether the groups agree with the strategy or not. The ultimate goal is not to create further division and instead ensure that every group not only survives, but thrives after a display is brought on campus.

Below is an excerpt from our First Edition President’s Binder* that was released in January of 2014 that addresses how student groups should handle images of abortion victims coming on your campus:

Sometimes, a group with graphic images of abortion will show up at a school with an active pro-life group, unannounced. Now, you have to know two things:

  • First, this tends to be the nature of most graphic image groups. Most graphic image groups go where they know there will be tension with their pictures without warning in order to maximize the shock value.
  • Second, it’s better to talk and work with them, than to make them mad. The last thing you want is a graphic image group mad at your group or your school.

If a graphic image group shows up at your school unannounced there are a few ways in which your pro-life group can respond:

The first thing your group must remember is that you and the graphic image group both have the same goal: to abolish abortion. Be sure to introduce yourself and be friendly. You, as the president, need to let them know your group exists and ask about them about the details regarding the display – who, what, where, when, why, and how.

If you are an active pro-life group, you will most likely know where a good majority of your groups stands when it comes to graphic pictures. So let’s break it down into two different scenarios.

The Students for Life group is in favor of graphic images (likes them):

  • Set up a pro-life table next to the display with information about your group and pregnancy resources.
  • Ask if you can help the display
  • Pass out pro-life literature from the group or your own group’s information
  • Dialogue with students and faculty walking by (request an Apologetics training from your SFLA Regional Coordinator)

The Students for Life group is not in favor of graphic images (doesn’t like them):

  • Set up a pro-life table on a different part of campus with a sign saying something like “do the images bother you?” Do not publically criticize the graphic image group or protest their event. Simply dialogue with students about how the display made them feel and use the situation to talk about abortion with students on your campus.
  • Send a letter to the school newspaper the next week sharing your views on abortion and positive things your group is doing on your campus
  • Hold a display the next week that offers a different side to the issue
  • Set up a debate with the people or group that is pro-abortion and give them an opportunity to express their opinions

SFLA has seen many different situations play out at schools. Groups that work with the graphic images reach many people. We challenge you to take advantage of the situation and use it to advance the pro-life message, not expose division even if you disagree with the strategy. Once a graphic display appears at your school, your whole school will be talking about abortion. You MUST use that to your advantage by striking up conversations all around the school and asking people about abortion while it is at the forefront of their minds.

*Want to order our newest President’s Binder edition? Contact your Regional Coordinator to find out how! 

 

Rosa Parks Didn’t Give Up, Neither Should We

Post written by Michele Hendrickson, SFLA’s Capital Area Regional Coordinator

On December 1st 1955, a department store seamstress inspired a revolution – without making a move! We should all be familiar with the heroic story of Rosa Parks refusing the city bus driver’s request for her to give up her seat so that a white male could sit down; however, those of us in the pro-life movement still have a lot to learn from her humble non-violent actions and some of the often overlooked details.rosa parks

Rosa Parks is a personal hero of mine, not only for her “stand-up to the man by sitting down” move on the bus (which was amazing), but for her entire life’s dedication to something she believed in so strongly.  Her story doesn’t start as a “tired stubborn woman returning home from work.”  Far from it.  In fact, she clarified in her own autobiography, “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”  More than 10 years prior to her arrest on the bus, she joined her local NAACP chapter, quickly becoming the secretary.  Growing up, she faced strict segregation laws for not only public transportation, but everything from schools to water fountains.  Even as a little girl she watched her grandfather guard the house with a shot-gun while the Klu Klux Klan marched down their street.

For Rosa, it was personal.  For us, it’s personal.  We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, and classmates.  We can name that friend or family member who felt like her only choice was to go through with abortion.  Maybe an abortion is part of your personal past.  With approximately 2,756 lives lost to abortion per day, the injustice is all around us.

Many of you reading this article may already have a clear belief that abortion is a moral wrong.

So, what now?

Attend a conference or a march?  Yes, those are excellent options to further the cause and get educated.  But here’s what you need to realize about what Rosa Parks started that day in 1955:

An estimated 40,000 African-American commuters who depended on the city bus for transportation to their jobs boycotted the Montgomery buses every day for over a year!  Some had to walk upwards of 20 miles each day.  They continued their march day in and day out facing ridicule, threats, mocking, and even more arrests until change was made at the Supreme Court level.

I don’t point this out to imply that our once-a-year few-miles-long March for Life is somehow insignificant in comparison.  No, I write this just two months before we prepare to march in hopes this will weigh on your hearts now, in January, and every day after.

Take a moment to reflect on our great history, where we’ve come from, and how much further we have to go.

Own your part of it.

Own it beyond once-a-year, but every day you’re alive and breathing while 55 million others didn’t get the chance.

“I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.”

One last over-looked fact on what was going through Rosa Parks’ mind the day she was arrested:

Just months before, a young boy named Emmett Till was brutally murdered following accusations that he “flirted” with a white woman.  That woman’s husband and his brother kidnapped 14-year-old Emmett, tortured him, gouged out his eye, shot him, wrapped a cotton gin fan around his neck with barbed wire, and threw him in the river.  Those men were completely acquitted and later bragged about what they had done.  So, how does this relate to Rosa?  This is the type of violent reaction she knew she would face, but she peaceably stood her ground anyway.  Later in an interview commenting on her arrest she remarked, “I thought about Emmett Till, and I could not go back.” 

That was her reality.  And what about us?  Unless you consider being defriended by a few followers on Facebook after sharing a Students for Life meme an “attack”, there is nothing you’re facing that is bigger than the injustice of abortion.  And even so, if you knew that speaking out against the moral injustice of abortion might bring you more pain than pats on the back, would you abandon the revolution?

“The time had just come when I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed, I suppose. I had decided that I would have to know, once and for all, what rights I had as a human being…”

I think the time has long since passed that we’ve been pushed far enough on this issue.  We have to know, once and for all, what rights do we ALL have as human beings?

 “At the time I was arrested, I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.”

Will you make this significant?  Join the masses.  March for life, every day that you live.

 

Sources:

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. (2014). The Biography.com website. Retrieved 09:56, Nov 28, 2014, from http://www.biography.com/people/rosa-parks-9433715.

Emmett Till. (2014) The Encyclopedia Britannica website. Retrieved 10:00, Nov. 28th 2014, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1005043/Emmett-Till

Outrageous Update from Austin

BusFaceOff2So much is riding on what is happening in Texas right now, as their legislature is poised to pass legislation that will save countless children from death and their mothers from the pain and heartache of abortion.  The whole world is watching. Right now the Students #Stand4Life crew is busy bolstering Texas pro-life efforts, meeting with state representatives, and shedding light on the horrors of abortion to our orange shirted, pro-abortion opponents – and all that in the face of discrimination!

Last night the Students #Stand4Life crew was left out in the cold after the local YMCA was bullied by pro-abortion activists to evict our SFLA team members and students from their facilities.  SFLA had worked out an arrangement with the the Austin Town Lake Branch YMCA to use their showers for the week of the Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour.  On Monday night after using the facilities, YMCA management had indicated everything was working out great. But  pro-abortion members of the club said that it was “too political” to have pro-lifers in the showers — and pressured management to give our students the boot.

It’s really a shame that the Young Men’s Christian Association was bullied by these people to kick pro-life, Christian kids out. it just goes to show how pro–aborts operate every day.

And now our team members on the ground in Austin have been scrambling to find other locations at which to get 56 people showered each day, as the church building housing our team does not have shower facilities.

SFLAPPbus2But not all the news coming out of Austin is bad!  When our team heard Planned Parenthood was launching their own bus tour in Austin, we knew the Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour had to take action.  Our SFLA Missionaries for Life went right up to the Planned Parenthood bus to hold  our “I am the Pro-Life Generation” signs and pass out our “Planned Parenthood’s Plan for You” postcards to expose the true facts about Planned Parenthood’s billion-dollar abortion business. We truly went head to head with the abortion Goliath!  See the pictures of our crew below.

Plus, on Monday after we arrived the Students #Stand4Life crew also had the opportunity to meet with the Lt. Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst. Lt. Governor Dewhurst told our team, “I am so glad to know that we have a new generation of pro-life Texans on their way to leadership. The presence of Students For Life of America today at the Texas Capitol, at such a historic time, gives me confidence that good will prevail.”

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These students who have given a week of their lives, who are sacrificing by sleeping on church floors (and possibly going without showers) are truly the heart of the pro-life movement.  Their dedication and passion to protect the preborn and their mothers challenges and encourages me. And I hope you too!

To be honest with you – when this idea for the bus tour came to us we almost said no.  That’s right – we almost said no.  It’s the middle of July -with vacations and summer jobs keeping our students busy. But we were challenged by the passion of the students and by our SFLA team members who wanted to take this leap of faith, that the support would come in.  The Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour is not something we had budgeted for, and as this is the end of our fiscal year, all our money for special projects has been spent.

But we are so glad that we moved forward with the Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour and took this leap of faith and now we want to challenge you.

In this critical time, as the nation watches what is happening in Austin, we have had a generous supporter come forward with a $3,000 matching grant to further our efforts in Texas and help guarantee that we will meet our goal, covering all our expenses for this trip!

We are $6,000 away from reaching our goal of having the Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour fully funded and this matching grant will bridge that gap!

This week every dollar you give will be doubled up to $3,000!  So, now is the time to give if you have not already, and if you have already given, please consider giving just a little more!  

Will you please partner with us this week with a donation of $25, $15 or even $5 to help us reach our matching grant?  Every dollar that you give this week will be doubled up to $3,000!  We need your help to reach our goal and cover all the expenses for the Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour so that we can start the 2013-2014 school year off without a deficit.

Thank you for believing in our mission and taking a leap of faith each day with us as we work to abolish abortion in our lifetime!

Students for Life Goes Orange At Planned Parenthood Rally

PPrally1A large group of Students for Life of America (SFLA) activists and local pro-life protesters took over the kickoff rally of Planned Parenthood’s “Stand with Texas Women Bus Tour” on the south east side of the Texas State Capitol this morning.

“When we heard Planned Parenthood was launching their bus tour in Austin, we knew the ‘Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour’ had to take action,”said National High School Coordinator Missy Martinez. “We had SFLA Missionaries for Life ready to go dressed in orange to pass out our pink Planned Parenthood Project cards along with the Planned Parenthood Project banner display next to the rally, to expose the true facts about Planned Parenthood’s billion-dollar abortion business.

“Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing 915 abortions per day, over 333,000 per year. And yet almost 60% of young people aged 18-24 don’t even know that Planned Parenthood does abortions and their favorability of the abortion business goes down when they find out. Planned Parenthood claims to stand for women’s health.  There are more than 360 community health centers in Texas that provide the same services, cheaper, but without providing abortions.  Abortion simply isn’t healthcare.”

WendyDavisPLGWhile Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and State Senator Wendy Davis took the mic, a swarm of pro-lifers holding SFLA “I am the Pro-Life Generation” signs circled the lawn. The Students #Stand4Life Bus drove by and went head to head with the Planned Parenthood bus. By the end of the rally, blue shirts overwhelmed the orange presence.

On Sunday morning, the Students #Stand4Life bus left DC for a 30 hour bus ride, making stops to pick up more students along the way in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. On Monday, the Bus Tour met up with even more pro-life students at the Texas State Capitol who flew and drove in from around Texas as well as states like Iowa, New Mexico, and Oregon to back up their fellow pro-life Texans.  SFLA is working throughout the week with local organizations like the 35 Texas Students for Life groups across the state, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Right to Life, and all the other pro-life forced on the ground in Austin mobilizing to keep Texas pro-life.SFLAPPbus

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Texas Pro-Life Bill Will Make National History

panrallyStudents for Life of America (SFLA) National High School Coordinator Missy Martinez represented the pro-life generation at last night’s #Stand4Life rally on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol. The following are her remarks, as prepared.

“My name is Missy Martinez and I am the National High School Coordinator for Students for Life of America. I am so excited to be back in the state I grew up in for this historic moment.

“Because today, we are on the brink of national history. Texan pro-lifers are fighting harder than ever to pass unprecedented pro-life legislation and have been met with unprecedented opposition.

“But I am here today as a representative of young adults all over the nation, to say, we are on your side. We are the pro-life generation. We believe in the humanity of the unborn and we want babies to be protected in the womb. But, ending abortion isn’t just about saving children, it’s about protecting women from the harm of abortion as well.

“Apoyamos a las mujeres porque merecen algo major que el aborto.

“We are so excited about what this state is going to accomplish this month. These bills will save the lives of so many Texan children and continue to break the stronghold of the abortion industry in our nation. When this type of legislation failed to pass in Pennsylvania, the result was Kermit Gosnell. The abortion industry is incapable of regulating itself. We cannot allow another Gosnell.

“So, we stand with you, Texas. We stand with Texas women. We want them to have access to real healthcare. We stand with Texas children, we want them to have the chance at life. We stand with Texas Pro-Life politicians, representatives, senators, congressman and women who have fought to get these bills passed. We will see an end to abortion in America and Texas is leading the way. We will abolish abortion in our lifetime. This injustice will end. Si, esta injusticia terminara.”

On Sunday morning, the Students #Stand4Life bus left DC for a 30 hour bus ride, making stops to pick up more students along the way in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. On Monday, the Bus Tour met up with even more pro-life students at the Texas State Capitol who flew and drove in from around Texas as well as states like Iowa, New Mexico, and Oregon to back up their fellow pro-life Texans.  SFLA would like to thank Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Right to Life, our Texas Students for Life groups, and all the other pro-life groups on the ground in Austin for mobilizing to keep Texas pro-life.

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Students for Life Meets with Lt. Gov. Dewhurst

ltguvStudents for Life of America (SFLA), Texas students for life, and other members of the “Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour” stood on the floor of the Texas Senate to listen to Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst give an account of the night of the filibuster of SB 5 and pledge to pass the new pro-life bill, SB 1, before it can be filibustered.

Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst told the group, “I am so glad to know that we have a new generation of pro-life Texans on their way to leadership. The presence of Students For Life of America today at the Texas Capitol, at such a historic time, gives me confidence that good will prevail. During your visit here, I encourage you to watch closely and listen carefully for truth, because it can get lost in the chaos. I also encourage you to show others how people who love life treat others: with respect, decorum and dignity. With good people like you, good will prevail.”

“We are so excited about what this state is going to accomplish this month. We will see an end to abortion in America and Texas is leading the way,” said National High School Coordinator Missy Martinez. “Lt. Gov. Dewhurst was very generous with his time. He appreciated our support and we appreciate his crucial pro-life leadership.”

On Sunday morning, the Students #Stand4Life bus left DC for a 30 hour bus ride, making stops to pick up more students along the way in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. Today, the Bus Tour met up with even more pro-life students at the Texas State Capitol who flew and drove in from around Texas as well as states like Iowa, New Mexico, and Oregon to back up their fellow pro-life Texans.

Media contact:
Alexa Coombs, alexa@studentsforlife.org, 571-295-7352

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Students for Life Bus Tour Arrives in Austin

SFLatCapitolThis afternoon the Students for Life of America (SFLA) “Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour” officially arrived in at the State Capitol building Austin, Texas, after a 30 hour ride that began in Washington, DC.

“The ‘Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour’ is finally in Austin to assist our 35 Texas Students for Life groups and thousands of pro-lifers in the state. These Texans are on the front lines, leading the charge to protect life and calling in the national cavalry for support. We are here to stand with our Texas brothers and sisters to support them in any way they need,” said SFLA President Kristan Hawkins.

“The taxpayer-funded abortion Goliath, Planned Parenthood, is trying to take over with its extreme agenda that is out of touch with Texas – and American – values. We are in Austin to tell them, the eyes of Texas, and America, are upon you. You won’t get away with subverting the democratic process to protect Gosnells in Texas – or anywhere.”

On Sunday morning, students from as far as New York and Ohio traveled to D.C. to catch the Students #Stand4Life bus, which also made stops and pick up more students along the way in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Little Rock, and Dallas. Today, the Bus Tour meets up with even more pro-life students at the Texas State Capitol who have flown and driven from states like Iowa, New Mexico, and Oregon to back up their fellow pro-life Texans.

Media contact:
Alexa Coombs, alexa@studentsforlife.org, 571-295-7352

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