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Students for Life Celebrates 8-1 Free Speech Victory at the Supreme Court, limiting schools’ authority to punish speech they don’t like 

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Kristi Hamrick - 23 Jun 2021
Students for Life Celebrates 8-1 Free Speech Victory at the Supreme Court, limiting schools’ authority to punish speech they don’t like 

 

“The Supreme Court has made it clear that school officials cannot stalk students off campus to punish them for non-violent speech. In this case, it’s the adults who acted like ‘snowflakes,’ falling apart when they did not like a cheerleader’s frustrations,” said SFLA/SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. 

 

WASHINGTON D.C. (June 23, 2021) – Students for Life of America/SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins called today’s 8-1 decision in the Mahony School District case “a victory for students who deserve the same First Amendment protections as everyone else, as well as a reprieve from heavy handed officials who can’t tell the difference between speech they don’t like and speech that causes problems.”

Writing at Fox News on the case earlier this year, Hawkins  observed: “Pro-life students are all too familiar with similar retaliation by fellow students and school administrators for their free speech expressions. Unlike the cheerleader’s language, it is not vulgarity that prompts crackdowns on pro-life free speech, but the expression of a worldview that counters the prevailing pro-choice narrative in higher education … The Biden-Harris administration touts plans for free child care and free community college, but the nation’s leaders need to spend more time focused on protecting what is already free – our constitutionally guaranteed speech – especially at taxpayer-funded colleges and universities. We don’t need politically correct instruction and woke punishments. We need to hear from each other.”

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at[email protected].

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction)is the 501c4sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240groups 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’s 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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