SFLAction Condemns HB 1279, New Colorado Law Removing All Rights From Preborn Children & Endangering Women

Kristi Hamrick - 06 Apr 2022

“Students for Life Action works to create oases of support and protection for children, women, and families,” said Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “And we do not turn a blind eye to the states that are running headlong in the opposite direction, hell-bent on offering up the most vulnerable members of their state to as a sacrifice to appease the powerful abortion cartel. The expansion of abortion violence will not end well for anyone involved, and we strongly urge the residents and elected leaders of these dangerous states to make themselves heard in defense of innocent life.”

DENVER, C.O., and WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-05-22) – Students for Life Action condemns the passage of HB 1279, a new Colorado law that removes all protections from preborn children in the state and declares that children in the womb have no rights under Colorado state law. 

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Students for Life Action vociferously denounced and lobbied against this measure throughout the entire legislative process. SFLAction members delivered numerous testimonies against HB 1279 and Colorado native Lo Castillo, Director of Development for Students for Life of America, emceed the Stop Radical Abortion Legislation Rally, joined by other speakers from SFLAction.

Despite this devastating blow to the rights of the preborn, Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America will continue to fight for life. Students for Life Action is diligently preparing in targeted races across the state, where the tens of thousands of residents SFLAction engaged on HB 1279, by exposing the records of the abortion lobby’s allies Governor Jared Polis & U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Meanwhile, Students for Life of America will also continue promoting and demanding the expansion of nonviolent abortion alternatives in the state.

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SFLAction/SFLA’s Lo Castillo commented on the signing of the bill, saying:

HB 1279 is deceptively referred to as the “Reproductive Health Equity Act.” There is nothing “healthy” or “equitable” about removing rights from an entire population of innocent children. This deceptive language is a smokescreen for an extremely nefarious agenda that normalizes violence and inequality. The Pro-Life Generation will not stop fighting this injustice until full protections under the law are restored to the preborn children of Colorado.”

Savanna Deretich, Public Relations & Policy Coordinator for Students for Life Action, added:

“The Pro-Life Generation is moving toward a Post-Roe America where children are protected in law and women and families are cared for with nonviolent pregnancy support. Meanwhile, Colorado is dragging its state backwards in a regressive push to put abortion industry profits and power above the wellbeing and safety of its residents, born and preborn.”

Read Students for Life analysis on the bad state strategy of abortion expansion 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 1,25groups on middlehigh 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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