“Students for Life of America will have 250,000 conversations about abortion, life, and what women need this year, and I hope to have one with you,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins.
WASHINGTON D.C. (7-24-19) —In a recent New York Times op-ed, the former president of Planned Parenthood Leana Wen talked about her desire for conversations about abortion without all the demonizing of those on the other side. Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins agreed and reached out to Wen to reiterate her offer for dinner and a movie. Hawkins again asked to meet with Wen in her home city of Baltimore for a private screening of the movie “Unplanned,” in exchange for a donation to Wen’s alma mater, Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, and a little of her time.
Rewind: In March 2019, the movie, “Unplanned”, about former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life leader Abby Johnson was being released in theatres. Hawkins at that time offered to see the movie with then-Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen.
Hawkins noted, “Unplanned is a great movie about my friend Abby Johnson’s journey from abortion facility director to pro-life activist. She represents a generation of women who found Planned Parenthood to be a business focused on profits that ignored the people most impacted by abortion, the preborn. Leana, I challenge you to join me in a theatre near you for a look at the abortion industry from the perspective of someone who knows it as you do. If you join me, I’ll make a personal $5,000 contribution to your alma mater, Washington University School of Medicine.”
Since leaving Planned Parenthood, Wen has given interviews discussing her desire to discuss healthcare more in the context of this debate. SFLA would also love to talk about our healthcare approach, which includes:
· Ensuring that pregnancy help organizations, maternity homes, and pro-life medical clinics, which the abortion lobby attacks, can continue to provide high-quality medical care, including mental health counseling, free STD and pregnancy tests.
· Creating a foster care system that works for children and families.
· Ensuring that no student is ever forced out of school for being pregnant or is coerced into having an abortion.
Recently, SFLA’s Eastern Regional Director Michele Hendrickson spoke with Wen in South Carolina about what she and the Pro-Life Generation have in common. You can read 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 1200 groups on college, universities and high school campuses in all 50 states.