“People who think it’s okay to let babies die in the delivery room lack the moral strength to lead this country,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA (3-1-19) — Students for Life of America announced today a series of rallies outside the offices of Democratic Presidential candidates who voted against protecting babies who are born alive during an abortion by refusing medical care. Earlier this week, 44 Democrat Senators, including six who are actively declared candidates for the 2020 Presidential election, voted against advancing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would ensure babies who survive an abortion are not left to die.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America said, “It is a sad reflection of politics today that the Democratic Party cannot even agree that killing babies who are born alive after a failed abortion is wrong. This has nothing to do with protecting women’s ‘health,’ a common complaint of abortion vendors when commonsense legislation is discussed. The baby has been born, living separately from the mother, and in need of care. Yet 44 Democratic Senators still want that child dead. The extremism of the Cuomo-Northam Planned Parenthood Democrats is turning off their own voters, as a new poll finds that 80% of Americans want limits on abortion. Furthermore, only 7% of Millennials, the supposed base of the Democratic Party, agree with their platform on abortion. That is why the Pro-Life Generation will be rallying and holding Senators accountable for their vote.”
You can find information on the events at resistinfanticide.org.
You can read Students for Life’s comment on the legislation here.
Students for Life in Virginia rallied against Northam for his comments in support of infanticide. You can view video of the rally here.
You can read about our rally outside of Senator Patty Murray’s office over her vote to block the legislation last week here.
Kristan Hawkins wrote an op-ed about the consequences of this type of legislation, which can be read here.
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Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1220 groups on college and high school campuses in all 50 states.