“The pro-life movement has always owned its goal of abolishing abortion in our lifetime,” said Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “And by that we don’t just mean stopping late-term abortions, abortions after viability, or the infanticide of children who survive abortion attempts; we mean protecting ALL children from the moment of conception. And that is what Mississippi – which has become a leader and model for protecting children – has the opportunity to do with its Life At Conception Act.”
JACKSON, M.S., and WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-31-22) – In preparation for a Post-Roe America, Students for Life Action is working to help protect children from abortion violence from the moment of conception in states across the country. Mississippi, whose 15-week abortion ban initiated the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court case through which the justices are currently reconsidering the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade, is now considering a bill to protect children from the moment of conception, when life begins. Students For Life Action is urging the Mississippi legislature to hold a hearing on its Life At Conception Act this Tuesday.
Mississippi State Representative Lester “Bubba” Carpenter is leading the charge to protect children from the moment of conception in the state of Mississippi. He told SFLAction’s Omarr Peters, “I want to say how humbled I am to be asked by Students for Life to author the legislation that we just talked about with the Speaker of the House and his chief of staff. The bill is going to be a great day for the State of MS when we can say we really care about the sanctity of life and preservation of babies in our great nation. I’m pro-life, I’ve always been pro-life and I was humbled to be asked to author this bill and hopefully we can get it across the goal line.”
SFLAction was deeply involved in supporting similar legislation in Arkansas, Sen. Jason Rapert’s Senate Bill 6. SFLAction engaged in grassroots activism and worked to thwart backdoor efforts to weaken and strip many of the protections in the bill by contacting nearly 200,000 constituents to ask them to contact their legislators and demand the bill’s passage without amendment. Following this victory, SFLAction is taking this model legislation to legislators across the country to ensure every state is prepared for a Post-Roe America.
“The pro-life movement has always owned its goal of abolishing abortion in our lifetime,” said Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “And by that we don’t just mean stopping late-term abortions, abortions after viability, or the infanticide of children who survive abortion attempts. We mean protecting ALL children from the moment of conception. And that is what Mississippi – which has become a leader and model for protecting children – has the opportunity to do with its Life At Conception Act.”
Read Mississippi’s Life At Conception Act HERE
Learn more about the grassroots work of Students for Life Action HERE
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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 the last 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.
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