Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, released the following statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:
Our deepest condolences to the Scalia family. We are saddened by the death of this great Justice, a conservative stalwart to defended life and he will be greatly missed.
Our nation is deeply divided, led by a President who has no regards for the Constitution or for the basic right to life. We are in the middle of a heated election and should have every right to elect the next President who will appoint a Justice to fill Justice Scalia’s seat. It has been 80 years since a Supreme Court Justice has been confirmed during an election year. Precedent demands that the next president appoints a Supreme Court Justice as one of his first acts.
This makes the 2016 election even crucial. We must elect a President who puts life first, who has a record of fighting for the preborn and will defund the nation’s largest abortion vendor, Planned Parenthood. Pro-lifers must vote, and they must vote in record numbers. The election could truly mean the difference between ending legal abortion in my lifetime or not. Millions of lives weigh in the balance.