Abortion Radicals ATTACK Texas Pro-Life Laws for “Increased” Infant Death Rate – While Calling for More Abortions of Children with Fatal Diagnoses

Jordan Estabrook - 25 Jun 2024

“Abortion zealots propel this study showing increased infant mortality in Texas, which is yet another example of twisting the narrative and ignoring the truth about abortion grief,” said Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins. “The abortion lobby’s attempt to sound compassionate about infant death is Orwellian doublespeak at its finest. What about the thousands of preborn children who are brutally and intentionally killed through abortion each year? As they shrug off abortion violence, it’s clear they’re just upset more babies weren’t killed in the womb instead of being given a chance at life. The pro-abortion media’s interpretation of life-saving laws, such as the Texas Heartbeat Bill, is morbid.    

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WASHINGTON D.C. (6-25-2024) – As a JAMA Pediatrics study circulated by pro-abortion media warns of “stark” consequences of the Texas Heartbeat Law, Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins is calling this a “direct attack against the inherent rights of preborn infants with fetal diagnoses to be born.” With the study citing a 13% increase in infant mortality in Texas since 2021, abortion enthusiasts’ sinister implication is that these infants should’ve been violently killed before they left the womb instead of naturally and peacefully passing in the loving arms of their mothers.   

“The mainstream media would have us believe otherwise, but abortion doesn’t prevent death. It is intentional death. The difference between abortion and natural death is the location and the actions of parents and ‘healthcare’ providers. The Texas Heartbeat Protection Law gave children in the womb the chance to live and feel the embrace of their parents,” said Hawkins. “It also allowed parents – even for a short while – to love and support their children until a dignified death. Lily, a mother who is a part of our national campaign ALMOST ABORTED, recently lost her daughter, Felicity, due to fatal heart abnormalities diagnosed in the womb but courageously rejected the pressure to abort. Lily’s choice didn’t save her daughter from death, but it allowed her to meet her parents and experience being treasured by them. Abortion, however, strips that away through a brutal and violent death. The abortion media’s portrayal is one-sided and dishonest, failing to discuss all the lives saved from abortion through this measure.”   

Lily’s story combats the narrative that children with fetal abnormalities deserve brutal death through starvation and dismemberment: abortion. Lily was 28 weeks (about six and a half months) pregnant when the doctor told her and her husband they should abort their daughter due to genetic abnormalities. Time and time again, doctors pressured her, but the couple remained determined to give Felicity life.    


“Felicity’s death is the most heartbreaking and emotionally challenging situation I’ve ever experienced in my life, and abortion would have only made it worse,” said Lily in her ALMOST ABORTED online ad. “Felicity’s life matters, not just in spite of her differences but because of them. Children, in and out of the womb, with disabilities or physical differences are made with purpose and deserve love and protection like the rest of us.”  

ABOUT ALMOST ABORTED: Beginning in Times Square with what will first be a six-figure buy, the ALMOST ABORTED campaign will launch in six states with pro-abortion ballot initiatives as Democrats use their platforms and power to dump hundreds of millions of dollars in pro-abortion election spending to mislead the public and tell only one side of the abortion story.   

The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) & SFLA ALMOST ABORTED National Campaign will be featured in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, in addition to the digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square. It also includes a digital marketing campaign and will be available for sponsorship in other states throughout the campaign cycle.    

“We are coming out on the offense against the Kate Cox strategy, sharing stories that confront the bullying campaigns of the abortion lobby and the Biden-Harris campaign that continuously push abortion as the only option,” said Hawkins.     

MEDIA NOTE: When President Biden pushed Cox’s story at the State of the Union, Students for Life Action (SFLAction) encouraged members of Congress to invite pro-life guests (and some did) and hosted an event telling numerous stories from those whose children shared the same condition as Cox’s aborted child, including an appearance from Sen. Rick Santorum.   

WATCH HEREWe Chose Life Webcast: Countering the Pro-Abortion, Kate Cox Narrative    

The ALMOST ABORTED National Campaign currently features 14 stories sharing how mothers confronted adverse fetal diagnoses, a Down syndrome and Trisomy 18 diagnosis, rape, unexpected pregnancy, and survivor’s guilt from a botched abortion, as well as a story of abortion grief.   

In New York City, the digital billboard will feature rotating storylines, including:    

  • I was Raped & Pressured to Abort My Child. Hear My Story at AlmostAborted.Life/Angela.   
  • I have a Deformed Left Arm Because an Abortionist Attempted to Abort Me. Hear My Story at AlmostAborted.Life/Josiah.   
  • We were Pressured to Abort Our Daughter, Faith, Because of Her Abnormality. Hear My Story at AlmostAborted.Life/Faith.   
  • I am the ‘Product of Rape,’ but My life Matters. Hear My Story at AlmostAborted.Life/Rebecca.   
  • My Daughter, Clementine, was Aborted Despite My Pleas. Hear My Story at AlmostAborted.Life/Clementine.    

“The Democratic Party and the abortion industry have been propping up the Biden-Harris ticket as well as stumping for extreme late-term abortion ballot initiatives. To try and pull away voters, abortion extremists have invested in the theme that women can’t ‘make it’ without abortion. They sell women short and then sell them an abortion. We want women, girls, and families to know that they are not alone, that they are strong, and that life is worth it,” said Hawkins.    

Learn about the realities of late-term abortion from Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor, here.   

For those needing help or information on resources for pregnancy and parenting, visit: STANDING WITH YOU.   

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The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG/SFLA/SFLAction serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free CitiesStanding With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America. 

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