“Nancy Pelosi can only hold Members of Congress hostage to her extreme abortion agenda if Members allow her to do so. Members have the opportunity to overcome the abortion lobby’s stranglehold on abortion policy by signing today’s discharge petition,” said SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins. “SFLAction is watching closely to see who is committed to protecting children from infanticide and who is unwilling to get out of bed with Big Abortion. We will be scoring Members based on whether or not they sign this discharge petition.” 


WASHINGTON D.C. (04-14-2021) – TODAY, Members of the US House of Representatives will decide whether to sign onto a discharge petition that needs 218 signatures in order to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a long-awaited vote. SFLAction will be scoring Members of Congress on whether they sign onto the petition.

Yesterday, Students for Life Action (SFLAction) mobilized in multiple states to urge key Members of Congress to show up in Washington, D.C., today in-person to sign onto today’s discharge petition.

“Because the petition requires 218 signatures, it is imperative that every Member prioritize showing up in-person today to sign,” said Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President, Kristan Hawkins. “That is why, yesterday, we showed up to urge Congressman James Langevin in Warwick, Rhode Island; Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger in Spotsylvania, Virginia; Congressman Conor Lamb in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Congressman Matt Cartwright in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Congressman Henry Cuellar in San Antonio, Texas to urge them to be in D.C. today to sign the petition.”

“There should be bipartisan consensus around condemning infanticide,” said Hawkins. “SFLAction will be scoring whether or not Members of Congress sign the discharge petition to break the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act out of Nancy Pelosi’s legislative jail. Protecting children from infanticide is not up for debate.”

The bill, if given the chance to be voted on, would outlaw abandoning a baby, who is born alive during an abortion, to die and require that he or she receive same level of medical care that a baby would receive if born anywhere besides an abortion facility. According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, approximately 12,000 abortions are committed on children who have achieved the gestational benchmark of viability. Children born late in pregnancy during a botched abortion may be able to survive and thrive if given a chance. There are hundreds of documented examples of this occurring, and some survivors, including Melissa OhdenGianna JessenClaire Culwell, and Josiah Presley, have publicly shared their stories.

For more information about why SFLAction is scoring legislators on signing the Born-Alive discharge petition or to inquire about today’s local SFLAction mobilizations, visit and contact Kristi Hamrick at


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.