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Students for Life of America to Counter Protest ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ Rallies in Numerous Cities

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Lauren Enriquez - 14 May 2022
Students for Life of America to Counter Protest ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ Rallies in Numerous Cities

MEDIA ADVISORY: Students for Life of America team members and the Pro-Life Generation will be counter protesting the ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rallies on Saturday, May 14th, in numerous cities to support the preborn and protest the abortion industry.  

Roe v. Wade turned 49, but we won’t see it turn 50 as it is,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “Students for Life of America was founded as a Post-Roe organization, ready to protect life in law and in service in all 50 states. We’ve got a post-Roe plan, and we’re training the next generation of pro-life leaders to ensure that the children who will be born will have all our support.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-14-2022) –TODAY, Students for Life of America (SFLA) will be counter protesting the Bans Off Our Bodies rallies and Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights rallies in cities around the country. Find the individual point of contact for each counter-protest below: 

Atlanta, Ga.: Joshua Odutola, president of the SFLA group at Kennesaw State University, will be the main point of contact for this location. Contact [email protected] for more.

Austin, Texas: SFLA Texas Regional Coordinator Faith Elwonger will be the main point of contact for this location. 

Chapel Hill, N.C.: SFLA Southeast Regional Coordinator Brooke Larkin will be the main point of contact for this location. 

Fort Wayne, Ind.: Thomas Hill, president of the SFLA group at Homestead High School, will be the main point of contact for this location. Contact [email protected] for more.

Greenville, S.C.: Nora Ascheman, president of the SFLA group at the University of North Florida, will be the main point of contact for this location. Contact [email protected] for more.

Phoenix, Ariz.: SFLA Pacific Southwest Regional Coordinator Jordan Brittain will be the main point of contact for this location. 

St. Paul, Minn.: SFLA Northern Regional Coordinator Matt Murphy will be the main point of contact for this location. 

Washington, D.C.: SFLA Field Operations Manager Lori Cascio will be the main point of contact for this location.  

Worcester, Mass.: Alyssa Sheridan will be the main point of contact for this location. Contact [email protected] for more.

San Diego, C.A.Standing With You and Students for Life Strategic Initiatives Intern, Lili North, will be the main point of contact for this location. Contact [email protected] for more.

Lubbock, Texas: Maria Garza, President of Raiders Defending Life at Texas Tech University, will be the main point of contact for this location. Contact [email protected]

FOR LIVE FOOTAGE OF OUR ENGAGEMENT IN THESE EVENTS, FOLLOW STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA ON SOCIAL MEDIA

MEDIA NOTE: Students for Life of America staff and the Pro-Life Generation will be available for interviews/B-Roll during the protests. 

SFLA and Students for Life Action (SFLAction) have been a consistent presence on the ground in front of the Supreme Court on decision days, waiting for the Dobbs v. Jackson decision. SFLA activists were also recently assaulted by abortion supporters and a BLM spokesperson while counter protesting a pro-Roe rally. 

As SFLAction has previously noted: “Limiting abortion policy choices to the few desired by those in power is not popular with Millennials and Gen Z, now about one-third of the electorate. Recent polling by Students for Life of America’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement indicates that ‘an astonishing 8 in 10 want to vote on abortion policy in their states – UP from 66% last year.’ In addition, ‘(w)hen 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.’” 

For interviews, contact [email protected]orlife.org 

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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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