Kristan Hawkins on Tom Price Confirmation as HHS Secretary

Early this morning the U.S. Senate confirmed Tom Price for HHS Secretary. Following is a statement from Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization, on the confirmation:

“We are thrilled with the confirmation of Tom Price as Health & Human Services Secretary, who has been a staunch pro-life advocate and who actually has relevant experience to the job as a doctor himself. President Trump is compiling perhaps the most anti-abortion Cabinet in history, which will no doubt be keeping Planned Parenthood up at night as they devise ways to secure their half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds a year and dodge multiple referrals for criminal actions for illegally trafficking baby body parts. We are looking forward to rolling back the past eight years of radical pro-abortion policies and are excited to work with Secretary Price.”

Register Now for SFLA’s Conference Leadership Lunches!

Calling All College and High School Group Leaders!

Coming to the one of our National Conferences?

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

Then you need to register for one of our 2017 Leadership Lunches!

The Leadership Lunches are 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 Coordinators. 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.

Click the link below to find out more about your specific lunch –
High School Leadership Lunch
College Leadership Lunch

Details & rules for #ProLifeGen College Football Kickoff

Details & rules for #ProLifeGen College Football Kickoff

  1. Tweet support for your school’s football team. Include @students4lifeHQ, your school’s Twitter account, and #prolifegen.
  2. Contest ends on September 5th at 11:59pm EST.
  3. Pro-life student groups with the most Tweets will win two custom #prolifegen jerseys featuring their school’s colors.

September Event-in-a-Box: #HelloHyde

This month we are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment
and participate in the #HelloHyde Campaign! The Hyde Amendment, which restricts taxpayer funding of abortion through the Medicaid program, has been in the news a lot hellohydelately. Over a million Americans owe their lives to it, and this is our chance to let their
voices be heard.

With #HelloHyde, we want your group to understand the importance of the Hyde Amendment, and in turn educate your peers on its importance. Students for Life has created the September Event in a Box, in conjunction with Secular Pro-Life, to help your event be as successful as possible. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment with us on September 30, 2016!

Click on the links below to find out how you educate your peers about the Hyde Amendment

College

High School

 

 

 

 

May Event in a Box: Healing After Abortion

Being pro-life isn’t just about protecting children from abortion; it’s about protecting women from being victimized from the abortion industry. We are pro-woman and pro-life! This month, we are encouraging your group to focus on the women who have been victimized by the abortion industry and offer help, hope, and healing. Each day, abortion affects almost 3,000 women. These women are walking on your campus, in your halls, and sitting next to you in your class. Studies indicate that 1 out of 5 abortions are performed on college-aged women.

Many suffer in silence, not knowing where to turn. Shame and fear of judgment often keep them feeling isolated and alone.

The repercussions of their decisions may not be immediately visible. However, weeks, months, and even years later, many women realize the physical, emotional, and psychological changes that arise in the aftermath of abortion.

While Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers and advocates do not recognize the grief and pain after abortion as a risk, abortion has been recognized by many psychologists and doctors as the cause of PTSD-like experiences.

Signs of After Abortion Grief

According to Abortion Recovery InterNational, some common symptoms of After Abortion Grief are:

  • initial relief that then later subsides
  • emotional numbness
  • depression
  • feelings of regret or guilt
  • relationship difficulties
  • anxiety attacks
  • increase in alcohol or drug use
  • eating disorders
  • suicidal thoughts
  • low self esteem
  • difficulty with intimacy
  • flashbacks, dreams, or nightmares
  • feelings of helplessness/hopelessness
  • anger at partner and family
  • frustration with friends and co-workers

What’s in the Box: 

  • 5 How to be a Safe Place Tips by Abortion Changes You
  • 5 After-abortion healing resource table Dos and Don’ts by Abortion Changes You
  • 50 Abortion Healing Resource Cards

Enter to Win!

pink crossesStudent groups across the nation are taking on the abortion Goliath, Planned Parenthood with SFLA’s new We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood display. When compared to Federally Qualified Health Centers, Planned Parenthood provides lessservices and only see 2% of women in the nation. Planned Parenthood is not the end all of women’s heath care.

If your student group hosts the We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood tour, you will automatically be entered in to win a free Planned Parenthood Cemetery of the Innocence, valued at $1,000! (pictured above). We want you to be able to continue your efforts, exposing Planned Parenthood and changing hearts and minds on campus!

Contact your Regional Coordinator to find out how you can host We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood! 

The tour is available in the regions listed below an will be offered until May 15, 2016. You must have an active student pro-life student group on campus to be eligible. If you have already hosted the tour, you will automatically be included in the drawing 

  • If you are a group in CO, NM, WY, UT, or AZ, please contact Lo Castillo.
  • If you are a group in MI, IN, or OH, please contact R.J. McVeigh.
  • If you are a group in VA, MD, DC, PA, or DE, please contact Michele Hendrickson.
  • If you are a group in VT, CT, NH, MA, RI or ME, please contact Jane Riccardi.
  • If you are a group in OK or TX, please contact Katie Martin.
  • If you are a group in NY or NJ, please contact Keri Landeche.

Register Now for this Game-Changing Program!

U.C. Berkeley first, University of Nevada-Reno next, who will be LAST?

Students for Life of America would like to remind our members about a FREE program that equips pro-life college leaders with the tools they need to make a compelling case for life. Healing the Culture, a nonprofit organization that develops pro-life educational resources and programs, presented the first Life Advocacy Student Training (LAST) at University of California – Berkeley last weekend, and we encourage all of our campus groups to sign up soon.

If you’ve ever struggled to articulate a strong and convincing defense of pro-life ethics when confronted by emotional or popular arguments, you should check out this FREE training. Healing the Culture’s entire approach is based on ten commonsense and universal principles that diffuse emotions and open the door to real dialogue and conversions. They boast an 80% shift from pro-choice to pro-life attitudes using principles which are easy to master and simple to teach.

Healing the Culture has received funding to provide Life Advocacy Student Training free of charge to pro-life student groups on college campus throughout the country. To qualify, all you have to do is:

  • Register 10 or more pro-life students
  • Secure a suitable location (a meeting room, classroom, or other venue)
  • Reserve four hours on a Saturday (9-1, 10-2, or 1-5, your choice)

Each student who completes a LAST session receives a free set of Life in a Flash flip card and each hosting group gets a free Pro-Life Advocacy Kit containing important print, audio, and video resources valued at $270. More importantly, LAST graduates acquire a confidence and command of the issues at stake that is both life-changing and life-saving.

The next LAST is sponsored by Nevada Students for Life at the University of Nevada-Reno on April 2. For more information, contact Healing the Culture at last@healingtheculture.com or 360-243-3811.

 

April Event in a Box: We Care

April EIBAs abortion has become less accepted as a moral right in and of itself, many people are uncomfortable with the complete banning of abortion due to what we call the “hard cases.” These are the situations that you hear in so many conversations that can seem difficult to answer: Rape, Life of the Mother, and Fetal Abnormalities. We want to take this month and address these hard cases so that you know how to answer the questions well and students at your school can make informed decisions, even considering hard situations.

We know this can seem like a difficult event to host, but we have seen incredible results when students address these hard situations. We have seen it can result in amazing dialogue and unique partnerships. Your peers simply want a safe place where they can share their concerns and discuss difficult topics with compassion. Let’s provide that for them!

Click on the links below to find out how you can address the hard cases at your school.

COLLEGE

HIGH SCHOOL

January/February Event-in-a-Box: Pro-Life Movie Screening

To kick off the New Year we are combining the January and February’s event-in-a-box to give you one awesome event. Everybody loves going to the movies with their friends. Instead of going out, bring the movies to your school with a pro-life movie screening! This is a great way to bring the pro-life discussion to your school. Hosting this event is an easy win for your group. The box includes everything you need from a pro-life movie to bags of popcorn. Feel free to host this event any time in January and February, or you can host it more than once.

 

If you are a college student the pro-life movie will be “3801 Lancaster” a documentary about the infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his “House of Horrors”, click here for more information. 

If you are a high school student the pro-life movie will be a surprise, click here for more information. 

Calling All College Group Leaders! 2016 East Coast College Leadership Lunch!

Coming to the National Conference?

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

You CANNOT MISS this opportunity!

The 2016 College Leadership Lunch is an exclusive opportunity for leaders of college pro-life groups. This is a set-aside time for Presidents and other officers of these groups to network with other leaders from all over the country and to receive training and problem-solving advice from national leaders. This is a unique and highly-specialized opportunity that is perfect for College Students for Life leaders. 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.