SFLA Director: College Campuses the Next Abortion Battleground

LifeNews.com has this latest op-ed from Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America:

As college students went back to school this month across the country, they entered the front lines of a most contentious battleground.

College campuses today are the abortion battleground. Forty-six percent of all abortions are performed on college-age women and, on top of this, Planned Parenthood directly targets those youth in order to further its abortion agenda. At the same time that students are being targeted by Planned Parenthood, more and more young people between the ages of 18 and 29 identify themselves as pro-life.

In fact, young people today are the most pro-life generation yet. With numerous new polls from the Pew Research Institute, Gallup polling and the Knights of Columbus, it is amazing to see that 47 percent of those 18- to 29-year-olds are pro-life.

The rising pro-life generation is often overlooked by the pro-life movement, and that is why Students for Life of America (SFLA) has taken the lead in educating, equipping and activating the next generation of pro-life leaders.

Since its founding, SFLA has also striven to connect college pro-lifers through our Students for Life of America National Conferences and state training conferences.

Today, we work with more than 541 pro-life campus groups nationwide and, this school year alone, we will be starting an additional 80 student groups. This fall, Students for Life has hired four new field agents to identify and train pro-life students who want to start and lead a pro-life movement on their campus.

One of the field agents, Mary Kate Cavazos, will be working in New Jersey and New York this year. She plans to visit more than 30 campuses this fall. She will meet with existing student pro-life leaders to help them cultivate and grow their group, as well as reach out to students on campuses without a pro-life presence to start new pro-life groups.

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