WASHINGTON D.C. (05-28-19)–Students for Life of America President called news reports that Missouri may soon closeits last remaining abortion clinic this week “a sign of good times to come. The people of Missouri have the chance to show the nation what a world after Roe looks like, both in closing down the predatory, profiteering abortion vendors and then in reaching out to mothers and their children in life affirming policies.”
She continued: “It’s a shame that today the Supreme Court did not respect the views of the voters in Indiana when they wanted to end eugenic Abortions, but as we see in Missouri, the fight moves on to protect all life.”
Hawkins received nationwide attention over the last few weeks for spearheading a letter to the RNC calling for protections for those whose conception stories have led to extreme prejudice against them and their right to live. Learn more 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.
The reaction on social media was swift, with pro-abortion activists and groups sounding the alarm about this, while pro-life groups and leaders celebrated.
I've been saying for about 2 years now Missouri would be the first state with no legal abortion clinic. 🙁 "Missouri's last abortion clinic says it may lose its license this week" https://t.co/fC37JZHnO8 via @CBSNews
— Robin Marty (@robinmarty) May 28, 2019
Breaking: unless a court intervenes by Friday, Missouri could be the first state since 1984 to not have a clinic that offers abortion services to its residents. Please read the thread below by @PPFA about what's happening 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 https://t.co/b7LN3I2qUe
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) May 28, 2019
— Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) May 28, 2019
— Conservative Review (@CR) May 28, 2019
The closure of the abortion facility in Missouri would represent a huge victory for the pro-life movement. In just the past few weeks, states like Alabama and Missouri have delivered numerous victories for the pro-life movement.
Ahead of the Pro-Life, Pro-Woman rally in Alabama last week, Kristan Hawkins noted, “Pro-lifers across the nation are excited to see the state of Alabama proudly stand for women, preborn babies, and families. We’re tired of letting violent pro-abortion activists set the agenda in our states. It’s time for everyone else to follow suit and respect the pro-life opinion of the majority.”
Students for Life Action continues to work to fight against pro-abortion legislation and fight for pro-life legislation across the country. Some recent victories include:
- In Kentucky, we publicly supported a law to protect pregnant workers from discrimination. The legislation was supported by a variety of pro-life, workers’ groups, and much of the business community.
- In Virginia, we helped stop the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment from passing. We circulated a letter among national and local pro-life groups that laid out the many reasons the ERA should be opposed, and also organized a press conference at the beginning of the legislative session.
- In Georgia, we helped circulate a similar letter and the legislation has died.
- In Maryland, we testified and spoke out against assisted suicide (Death with Dignity) bill that died in the state senate. This was a huge victory since Maryland is a heavily Democratic state.
- In North Dakota, we testified and spoke out in favor of several pieces of pro-life legislation, including a ban on dismemberment abortions and an Equal Rights Amendment resolution which basically said that North Dakota knows the deadline has passed for the ERA.
- In North Dakota, we also supported legislation, which passed, that requires a doctor to inform someone who takes RU-486 about abortion drug reversal
- In Indiana, we supported the successful prohibition on dismemberment abortions
- In Ohio, on this Tuesday, May 14th, we are joining a press conference in support of abortion pill reversal information. The legislation was written with the help of Ellie Wittman, the Students for Life leader at Miami University-Oxford, and a Wilberforce Fellow.
- In New Mexico, the state Senate had several Democrats switch over to vote against an extreme abortion bill that would have forced New York-style legislation on the state. The bill could also force doctors to commit abortions.
- In the state of Washington, legislation that would have basically let Planned Parenthood write sex ed curriculum for the state died.
Students for Life Action is ready for a post-Roe America.