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SFLAction: SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer Retirement Announcement Won’t Change the Fact that Bad Science + Unconstitutional Overreach Doesn’t Add Up to Abortion on Demand  

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Kristi Hamrick - 26 Jan 2022
SFLAction: SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer Retirement Announcement Won’t Change the Fact that Bad Science + Unconstitutional Overreach Doesn’t Add Up to Abortion on Demand  

“Justice Breyer’s retirement is just what the predatory Corporate Abortion political operation has been dreaming about, as their entire model is focused on abusing the courts to take what the voters won’t give – abortion up to birth,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins.  

WASHINGTON D.C. (01-26-2022) – Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said today’s retirement announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer “represents an opportunity for the Pro-Life Generation to add to the obvious legal prerequisites of intelligence and skill the need for any nominee to have passed a high school biology class. Radical abortion advocates see this as a chance to strengthen a political coalition on the high court so that Roe v. Wade’s pattern of ignoring the science to prop up the legal mess that is abortion on demand can continue. We call on the Republicans to fight against any nominee who ignores the science of life for the callous calculation that ending innocent lives is the price he or she must pay to get a life-time appointment on the court.”   

Click HERE to see a video of Hawkins and SFLAction’s Team discuss the Stakes in the coming confirmation process following Breyer’s retirement. 

Roe is not popular with American voters as is often asserted during confirmation hearings. Students for Life of America’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement recently released a poll of Millennials and Gen Z – now almost one-third of the electorate – that found 8 in 10 of them wanted to vote on abortion-related policy, which is not possible when judges seize legislative power. Those polled also said that an individual’s humanity should not be decided by those in power. When considering how devalued people have been treated historically by those in power, 65% of Millennials and Gen Z did not support allowing people in power to decide who is fully human and deserving of legal rights.   

Despite news to the contrary, Millennials and Gen Z change their minds on Roe after learning more about its actual impact. After learning about the legal impact of Roe:  

  • 67% oppose sex selection abortion.  
  • 60% were concerned about the disproportionate number of minority lives lost.  
  • 58% oppose abortion through all 9 months, which Roe permits.  
  • 55% oppose taxpayers funding abortion or underwriting abortion vendor costs.  

The Pro-Life Gen will be engaged in this confirmation process. Students for Life Action and our SCOTUS Squad have been a fixture at the Supreme Court during the recent confirmations of Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch. Bus tours and events at Senate offices in states across the country and in Washington D.C. were among a number of campaigns as part of the effort to call on U.S. Senators to vote for justices committed to protecting life in law. Click here to see an ABC Nightline segment about the team during ACB’s confirmation and here for a piece in the Washington Post looking at SFLA/SFLAction support for ACB during the Women’s March.   

For interviews, email Kristi Hamrick at [email protected] or [email protected] 

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,250 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 15 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.  

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