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Students for Life Action Participates in ‘Save Hyde’ Rallies, Urge Democrats to Stop the Forced Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

July 8, 2021

“One thing that has been consistently true about abortion policy is that people, whether self-described as pro-life or pro-choice – do not want to pay for abortion across the board,” said Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action. “Yet President Biden and his party have prioritized the deliberate ending of preborn life like no other administration in history. Maybe he should refresh his memory on his past position.”

PHILADELPHIA, P.A., AKRON, O.H., & WASHINGTON D.C. (07-08-2021) – Tomorrow, Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action will participate in Save Hyde rallies alongside Democrats for Life of America. The rallies will take place in Akron, Ohio, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, urging US Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) and all Democrats to support the Hyde Amendment, which ensures that US taxpayers are not forced to pay for abortion violence.

President Biden has previously written to constituents, “I have consistently—on no fewer than 50 occasion—voted against federal funding of abortions… those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them.” However, seemingly overnight Joe Biden and the Democrat party ended decades of bipartisan consensus on the Hyde Amendment and conceded to the abortion industry’s demand for taxpayer funding of abortion by proposing budgets stripped of Hyde protections in 2021.

SFLAction is also deeply concerned about the disproportionate impact taxpayer-funded abortion will have on communities that need real solutions and resources — not more abortion. “More than 2 million children, many from minority families, have been saved as Hyde Amendment protections have limited taxpayer funded abortion,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. Abandoning Hyde “is not only wildly unpopular with voters, it fails to address the problems that Americans face. We need to address the suffering, not end the lives of people who some imagine might suffer.”

MEDIA ADVISORY:

What: Save Hyde Rallies

When: Friday, July 9, at 11a ET

Where: Akron, OH & Philadelphia, PA

Rep. Tim Ryan’s office: 1030 Tallmadge Ave., Akron, OH, 44310

Rep. Brendan Boyle’s office: 8572 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19152

Register for a rally HERE

Philadelphia rally will be livestreamed HERE

Speakers include representatives from Students for Life Action and Democrats for Life of America.

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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 entity.