“Disappointed but not Discouraged” About Change in the March for Life Plans

“Disappointed but not Discouraged” by the change in the March for Life Plans, Students for Life of America will #Stand4Life in 19 Cities and D.C. in a Number of Events

“The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a memorial service, a day of remembrance, for those lost to us through abortion and for the women who have suffered and even died because of it, additional victims of a predatory industry,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “While this year’s events in the nation’s capital are not what we all planned for, the Pro-Life Generation will still #Stand4Life.”

WASHINGTON D.C. (01-15-2021) – “The March for Life is an important event for the pro-life movement because it is evidence of our on-going grief for the lives lost to abortion. It reminds our political and cultural leaders that this issue will not go away, no matter who is in office. While we are disappointed by the change in plans, we are not discouraged as the work continues no matter where we are standing,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON #STAND4LIFE: Students for Life had already been working with students and the Pro-Life Generation from across the country on events in 19 cities, as not everyone was going to be able to come to Washington D.C. this year. Given the changes in opportunity because of today’s announcement, Students for Life will have smaller events on Wednesday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Jan. 30. The #Stand4Life weekends in the D.C. area and across the country are four days of virtual training for pro-life activists of all ages, with opportunities for instruction, lobbying, sidewalk counseling, and in-person engagement. VIP speakers include but are not limited to: Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Rep. Jeff Shipley (R-IA), Abby Johnson, Janae Stracke with Heritage Action for America, Stephanie (Gray) Connors with Love Unleashes Life, Alex Clark with Turning Point USA, Tyson Langhofer with Alliance Defending Freedom, Charmaine Yoest with the Heritage Foundation, and Sen Mike Lee (R-UT) by video. Invited: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Other names may be added.

FOR PICTURES AND B-ROLL: On Friday, Jan. 29, SFLA and the Pro-Life Generation will hold an event in Arlington, VA, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. eastern, with signs, students, and staff. Location TBA. To cover, e-mail media@studentsforlife.org

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at khamrick@studentsforlife.org.

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.