“The extremism of New York’s new abortion law is a wake up call to pro-life Americans to get active. The Pro-Life Generation has arrived to vote out abortion,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins.
New York City, NY – Fredericksburg, VA (04-04-19) –Next week, Students for Life of America will sponsor a massive pro-life video billboard in New York City’s famous Times Square, timed to run for three days during SFLA’s National Gala in the Big Apple on April 10th. The Gala – Called to Bring Light to the Darkness — will feature Fox News Personality Todd Starnes and Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, who stood up to pro-abortion Catholic Governor Andrew Cuomo last month before he signed into law a measure allowing abortions in all nine months and rolling back protections on babies who are born alive during abortion procedures. Also to be highlighted, some of the students from Covington Catholic High School who were ridiculed, threatened and made famous following this year’s March for Life when professional agitators targeted them.
“When I asked our supporters if they wanted to send a pro-life message in Times Square, the answer was a resounding YES,” said SFLA President Kristan Hawkins. “We had to fight to have our message heard as twice companies pulled the plug on our custom-made ad after intensive negotiations. But we don’t give up on college campuses, even when facing threats of violence, and we didn’t give up on sending a message to the vast majority of New Yorkers who reject infanticide and are horrified by the abortion extremism recently legalized in New York.”
Click here to see the Pro-Life Generation’s Message to New Yorkers.
Our billboard is set to run on a 50-foot-tall HD video screen in one of the busiest locations on the planet. Over three days, the 15 second video ad will run a minimum of 720 times and be seen by tens – if not hundreds – of thousands of people.
CALLING ON THE NY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PROECT WOMEN:
SFLA staff and students will also be heading to Times Square for pro-life activism with a twist. Students for Life is bringing our highly successful #PlannedParenthoodTruth tour, currently touring 130 campuses this Spring, to the heart of New York City, talking about the abysmal standard of care that women endure in New York as a result of the Reproductive Health Act. The message of the #PlannedParenthoodTruth tour is that women’s healthcare organizations should be regulated and inspected to ensure safety and to avoid corruption. Staff and students will be collecting signatures to let the NY Department of Health know that New Yorkers will not be silent as women walk through clinics that offer no protections for their patient.
Earlier this year, SFLA sponsored a poll that found only 7 percent of Millennials support the abortion extremism of New York and the Democratic Party Platform – abortion through all nine months, for any reason at all, and sometimes with taxpayer funding. A recent Marist poll found that almost 7 of 10 New Yorkers oppose late-term abortion, despite the fact that their legislators cheered as Governor Cuomo signed a radical abortion measure into law.
“Late term abortion and infanticide for babies born during abortions are barbaric and represent the human rights issue of our day,” said Hawkins. “The Pro-life Generation will not forget the least of these among us, mothers and their pre-born infants, who deserve our help and support.”
For media wishing to register for the event or for interviews, contact Kristi at [email protected]
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.