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Students for Life Action Applauds the Montana Senate for Protecting Life with FOUR Unique Approaches to Pro-Life Law 

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Kristi Hamrick - 25 Feb 2021
Students for Life Action Applauds the Montana Senate for Protecting Life with FOUR Unique Approaches to Pro-Life Law 

Reported on behalf of our sister organization, Students for Life Action 

FIRST, STATE LEGISLATIVE EFFORT of Students for Life Action headed to Governor’s Desk for Signature – A Law to Protect Women and the Preborn from Dangerous, On-line Distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills 

 

“Too much of the debate over abortion allowed by mainstream media focuses on whether abortionists want to be bothered by laws that help women and the preborn. Their inconvenience is irrelevant,” said Hawkins. “Women have died when taking Chemical Abortion Pills and abusers have slipped those drugs to women against their wishes. Preventing those horrors is worth the effort. Thank you, Montana House and Senate legislators for taking the lead.” 

HELENA, MT & WASHINGTON D.C. (2-25-2021): Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins praised the Montana State Senate Legislators for passing four, unique bills to protect mothers and their pre-born children. Included in those votes was HB 171, Abortion Inducing Drug Risk Protocol, which will prevent dangerous distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills on-line, an effort to prevent abusers from getting a hold of the pills to use against women without their knowledge and consent and that also prevents stripping away health and safety standards in place to protect women’s lives and future fertility. “Too much of the debate over abortion allowed by mainstream media focuses on whether abortionists want to be bothered by laws that help women and the preborn. Their inconvenience is irrelevant. Women have died when taking Chemical Abortion Pills and abusers have slipped those drugs to women against their wishes. Preventing those horrors is worth the effort,” said Hawkins. The measures now head to Governor Greg Gianforte who is expected to sign them into law.

Students for Life Action helped lead a coalition effort along with other Pro-Life Legislative experts including SBA List to develop legislation that prevents dangerous on-line distribution of the life-ending drugs. As Hawkins has written in USA Today, Chemical Abortion Pills “have four times the complications of surgical abortion, can cause dangerous complications later in pregnancy and in ectopic pregnancies, and can harm women’s future fertility if handed out without proper screening and treatment for blood type. They also pose a risk to women if abusers get hold of the drugs to force on women, sometimes without their knowledge or consent.”

In a poll out earlier this year of Millennials and Gen Z, those considered most pro-abortion, Students for Life of America found that efforts to protect women from abusers had the support of the majority. By a margin of 55% to 23%, Millennials and Gen Z supported in-person purchase to stop abuse. The poll also found that more Millennials and Gen Z than not supported health and safety standards for Chemical Abortion Pills, known to have deadly side effects.

SFLAction team members testified before the House and Senate in favor of the four bills that passed including: HB 136, Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; HB 171, Abortion Inducing Drug Risk Protocol; HB 140, Informed Consent/Ultrasound, and HB 167, Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Stay up to date on the Pro-Life Generation’s engagement in state legislation at https://studentsforlifeaction.org 

For interviews, e-mail Kristi Hamrick at [email protected] 

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.  

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.

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