WASHINGTON D.C. (06-27-18) –Responding to news of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement:
“Justice Kennedy leaves a legacy of disappointing decisions when it comes to the first right necessary for all people – the Right to Life. Without protections for Life, all other issues become irrelevant. In cases like Planned Parenthood v. Casey, he did not address the most critical issues and allowed for a swamp of mismatched abortion laws that permit the abortion industry to continue to operate in ways that harm women as well as preborn children. We expect that President Trump will live up to his promises and appoint a justice in the tradition of Justice Antonin Scalia who respects the law as written and who understands that Life is the foundation for all other rights.
“Students for Life of America volunteers and students rally outside the Supreme Court every time Life is on the docket, as we did again today, and we will be working tirelessly nationwide to support and promote a judicial pick who can restore the balance for Life on the court.”
Click here for a video on the importance of the Kennedy vacancy, as Students for Life of America launches a campaign in support of a Pro-Life Supreme Court. Go to Students for Life of America on Facebookfor video and visuals of student activists outside the Supreme Court this week as they advocate for a pro-life court.
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Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, Students for Life has more than 1,200 groups on college and high school campuses located in all fifty states.