“It’s no secret that elections matter when it comes to abortion policy,” said Students for Life Action Director Matt Lamb. “Kentucky & Virginia are pivotal, in different ways, in the abortion debate. We look forward to making a life-affirming impact in these areas leading up to the 2019 elections.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (08-01-19)– Students for Life Action announced a plan to make over 250,000 phone calls and knock over 50,000 doors in the 2019 elections. Their two targets for political involvement will be Virginia and Kentucky. This announcement comes after the conclusion of their successful lobbying effort against pro-choice legislation such as Del. Kathy Tran’s “infanticide bill” HB2491.
Virginia politics has become ground zero for the abortion debate this year, as Del. Kathy Tran and Gov. Ralph Northam have shocked the public with their effort to remove all reasonable restriction on 2nd and 3rd-trimester abortion. Still more shocking were their comments in support of infanticide. Power in Virginia has increasingly trended towards the Democrats, and control of the General Assembly is now in the balance. If the GOP loses the majority, the modern Democrat party intends to push through Del. Kathy Tran’s extreme legislation.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has been a champion for pro-life legislation. Among other victories, he personally signed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks in 2017, and he signed legislation banning abortion after a heartbeat in 2019, which later was struck down in the courts. His successes have made him a target for Democrats this year, and pro-lifers need to keep him in office to continue pro-life momentum in Kentucky. They have one more abortion facility in the state, and there’s a chance it’ll shut down within the year.
The organization is planning a National Day of Action on August 10th.They will also be hosting October Student Deployments in both states.
Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up at: www.studentsforlifeaction.org
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