“With the pro-abortion fringe turning to violence, students speaking up for mothers and their pre-born infants face real opposition to the simple truth that we want to love them both,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “But we won’t be silenced.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (04-30-19) –Students for Life of America released an updated, interactive map illustrating attacks on student free speech nationwide, reflecting the more than 50 new incidents documented since the beginning of this school year. “For a picture worth a thousand words illustrating the need for President Trump’s executive order protecting student free speech, look no further,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “With the pro-abortion fringe turning to violence, students speaking up for mothers and their pre-born infants face real opposition to the simple truth that we want to love them both. But we won’t be silenced. I’m proud of the commitment of our student leaders who take time away from their studies and all the activities available to them on high school, college and university campuses to speak for the least of these.”
To view the interactive map, click here.
For a video highlight of current violations of free speech, click here.
Last month, SFLA students were highlighted by the President when he advocated for stronger protections of student speech as he signed an executive order. Students for Life leaders Ellie Wittman, Bernadette Tasy, Leandra Westbrook, Nathan Cain, and Maddie D’olorio shared their stories with the president and his team, click here to learn more about their experiences on campus
At Fox News , Hawkins recently detailed why it was crucial for students’ rights to be protected, in opinion piece headlined, “If we lose free speech on college and university campuses, we lose America.”
She wrote: “The criminalization of free speech on college and university campuses has reached epidemic proportions as simply expressing a point of view that runs counter to academic conventional wisdom can lead to ostracization and loss of basic freedoms.”
On her recent speaking tour of college campuses, Hawkins has faced protestors and threats of violence, while continuing to debate students willing to talk. Click here to watch Hawkins talk with a student who insisted that a baby born during an abortion isn’t really a baby.
SFLA documents the 9 most common violations of student free speech here.
For interviews, e-mail Kristi at [email protected].org
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.