WE’RE BACK! One Year Later, the Pro-Life Gen Gathers at the Lincoln Memorial Welcoming Thousands of New Lives to the World & Celebrating the Fall of Roe

Kristi Hamrick - 24 Jun 2023

“Miracles do happen,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “One year ago, my team and I waited on the steps of the Supreme Court to witness history, an end to the tyranny of Roe v. Wade. Today, we call for 14th Amendment Constitutional protections for all the preborn, as we protect life in law and in services across the country.” 

WATCH ON C-SPAN: Students for Life of America and Partner Organizations join together at the Lincoln Memorial from 10:30 a.m. ET to noon. Viewer can also register for a livestream at National Celebrate Life Day, here.  

BBC: Students for Life … “one of the largest, most influential anti-abortion groups in the country.”

WASHINGTON D.C. (06-24-2023) — In commemoration of the first anniversary of the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Students for Life of America (SFLA) co-hosts  the National Celebrate Life Day Rally, along with 40 Days for Life, Live Action, and the Pro-Life Partners Foundation, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Speakers include:  

  • Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States 
  • Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America & Students for Life Action 
  • Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch 
  • Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and founder of Alveda King Ministries 
  • Lila Rose, President of Live Action 
  • Shawn Carney, President of 40 Days for Life 
  • Michael Knowles, host on The Daily Wire 
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America  
  • Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America 
  • Ryan Bomberger, co-founder and chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation 
  • Michael Kenney, president of the Pro-Life Partners Foundation 
  • Dr. Chad Pecknold, professor at The Catholic University of America 
  • Michael Acquilano, board president of Sidewalk Advocates for Life 
  • Apostle Arnold M. Culbreath, Director of Ministry Engagement with the Douglass Leadership Institute 

Along with noting the milestones leading to this historic correction of the Supreme Court’s mistake in Roe, speakers will discuss the protections for preborn life found in the 14th Amendment, which passed after the end of slavery in the U.S., while at the symbolic Lincoln Memorial. 

Click here to read Reclaiming The Constitution FOR LIFE: The 14th Amendment For All. 

Students for Life’s work leading to this moment has been highlighted in numerous articles analyzing this moment in time. Washington Post: A year after the fall of Roe v. Wade, a fragile new phase of abortion in America … “I think we’re farther than anyone would have expected we would be.”  

Learn more about the legislative milestones for SFLAction, in the recently release Legislative Sessions Report, Life is Winning & Better Protected in a Post-Roe America   

Click here to read Hawkins’ in Politico discussing what is and is not surprising at this moment in time. 


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 1,400 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 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America. 

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