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Students for Life Congratulates Travis Hackworth for His Win in Virginia’s Special Election

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Kristi Hamrick - 24 Mar 2021
Students for Life Congratulates Travis Hackworth for His Win in Virginia’s Special Election

Reported on Behalf of Students for Life Action

“The radical pro-abortion Governor Ralph Northam allowed voters in southern Virginia to go without representationin the state senate during the entire general assembly to date, but voters can now finally be heard and their choice is pro-life newly elected State Senator Travis Hackworth,” said Students for Life’s Kristan Hawkins. 

 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (03-23-2021) – Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins commended the work of sister organization Students for Life Action (SFLAction) for efforts on behalf of Travis Hackworth, who just won his seat for State Senate District 38. Hawkins noted that the advocacy “reflects a commitment by the Pro-Life Generation at the grassroots level in all 50 states to engage in pro-life activism, to rebuild a culture that protects life in law as well as expand opportunity and assistance for mothers and their children, born and preborn. Travis Hackworth received a 100 % rating on Students for Life Action’s voter survey, leading SFLAction to support his campaign with investment in voter outreach. While we are not surprised that Virginia’s Governor, who callously endorsed infanticide for infants born during an abortion, seems to have needed the inventive of a lawsuit to get this election underway, Students for Life Action called on voters to send a pro-life campion to the state capitol.”

Hackworth ran against Democrat Laurie Buchwald for a seat left vacant when State Senator Ben Chafin Jr. died on New Year’s Day.

Buchwald is endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and “received a 100% score on NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC’s candidate questionnaire and supports protecting and advancing access to reproductive freedom in the Commonwealth.” The Democratic candidate talked a lot about expanding taxpayer funding for healthcare, which in those circles includes forced funding of abortion, and supported the 2019 Medicaid expansion vote that included $6 million dollar slush fund for pro-abortion organization groups like Planned Parenthood.

Leading efforts on the ground, Titus Folks, SFLAction Grassroots Political Coordinator, noted that “Travis Hackworth’s support for building a culture of life was clear in this 100 % rating on our candidate survey where he pledges to both protect preborn life and to build a culture of life for mothers and their children, born and preborn. In the primary, all the GOP contenders expressed strong pro-life support, very encouraging for voters in that district.”

 

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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