Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action Applaud President Trump for Holding Out a Helping Hand to Mothers and their Children


From Billy Graham: Two conflicting forces cannot exist in one human heart. When doubt reigns, faith cannot abide. Where hatred rules, love is crowded out. Where selfishness rules, there love cannot dwell. People’s hearts, though small, are big enough for Christ to live in, if we will only make room for Him.

Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action Applaud President Trump for Holding Out a Helping Hand to Mothers and their Children through paid family leave And Celebrates Special Guest, One of the Youngest Babies to Survive early birth. 

“Young families deserve the kind of support found in programs that allow them to use their own resources when they need them,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins, who has led the nation’s largest pro-life student group efforts to call for family and medical leave. “We’re gearing up for a post-Roe America by building the infrastructure needed to support mothers and their children, born and preborn.”

“Students for Life of America also welcomes Ellie Schneider from Kansas City, Missouri, one of the youngest babies to survive early birth,” said Hawkins. “Ellie’s beautiful face should be a reminder to all of us that with more than 12,000 babies aborted at Ellie’s age and even later that we have a moral crisis taking place today in our nation. The value of a human life should not depend on where a child is born. Legislators must all be called to account for whether they support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors’ Protection Act, which protects babies born at Ellie’s age from infanticide.”


WASHINGTON D.C. (02-04-2020) – In reaction to President Trump’s call for paid family leave during the State of the Union address, Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that “equipping vulnerable families with their own resources is just common sense, and at Students for Life we have a great concern for pregnant and parenting students, who today make up one in five on campuses nationwide.” SFLA and SFL Action have been calling for passage of measures that help young families over the last two years. “President Trump’s plan to help young families shows the kind of compassion needed in public policy. And his defense of children – born and preborn – is all the more powerful as Democratic Party Presidential contenders quietly support infanticide by refusing to support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors’ Protection Act. If our society does not offer medical care to infants following their birth even during an abortion, our value system is failing.”


Learn more about SFLA and SFL Action efforts for family leave here. Hawkins has also discussed such proposals at RealClearPolitics and at The Hill. You can also hear Hawkins discuss pro-family policies on her podcast “Explicitly Pro-Life” here.


For those who argue that late-term abortion and infanticide don’t take place, consider this from National Review:“According to estimates from the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, about 1.3 percent of annual abortions in the U.S. occur after 20 weeks, which does sound rare — until you consider that the Guttmacher also estimates about 926,000 annual abortions, meaning that about 12,000 take place after viability. As Ramesh Ponnuru often points out, that means there are more post-viability abortions each year than gun homicides, according to the most recent FBI estimates.”


Hawkins appeared on Fox News recently discussing the ethics of ignoring babies who are born during an abortion. Click here to hear abortion survivors in their own words.


Click here to read Hawkins’ op-ed at USA Today defending the Single Issue voters who make abortion the reason for their vote. 



Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1200 groups on college, universities, high school and middle school campuses in all 50 states.


Students for Life Action is the c4 arm of Students for Life and engages the Pro-Life Generation to create a post-Roe America.

What ever happened to the America where we could agree to disagree and leave it at that? The hate that came out last night from Speaker Pelosi was very evil, ripping up President Trump’s  speech is just plain ugly, the hate heaped on Rush Limbaugh since he announced  that he has lung cancer is just plain evil. Listen, I don’t always agree with Rush or anybody else, but I do not rip them apart and speak evil into their lives. I want to share with you 3 posts from RADIO INK.

Radio Headlines For Wednesday 02-05-20
Rush Limbaugh, who announced Monday he has advanced lung cancer, received the Medal of Freedom award at President Trump’s State-of The-Union address Tuesday night. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor. [read more]
Whether it was the jealousy of his decades-long success or the disagreement with his politics, the hate heaped upon Rush Limbaugh following his announcement that he had advanced lung cancer was alarming. [read more]
On the WBSM New Bedford website Barry Richard writes that decades ago he got a call from Rush when he was first putting together his show. “He had nothing to offer and was willing to barter.” As a result of what Rush started, Richard writes, ” Talk radio as we now know it was born and AM radio was saved from obscurity.” READ IT [read more]

Speaker Pelosi tears up the president’s speech: Three biblical responses to the divisions in our nation

February 5, 2020  |  READ TIME: 5 minutes
In The Daily Article today:

  • How the Speaker of the House responded to the State of the Union address
  • Three biblical principles
  • How to set an example for our divided culture
Yesterday was unusually chaotic even for American politics.Democratic Party officials announced partial results from the Iowa caucuses at 5 p.m. EST showing Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders in the lead. Their statement came nearly a full day after the results were delayed due to reporting issues. Four hours later, President Trump began his State of the Union address.

He became only the second president to do so while under impeachment. The atmosphere in the room was unusually tense and partisan.

The president handed copies of his speech to Vice President Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She extended her hand, but he turned away without shaking it. She then introduced him, but not with the customary, “Members of Congress, I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the United States.” Instead, she said simply, “Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States.”

During the speech, the president honored a Tuskegee Airman and his grandson who intends to become an astronaut. He welcomed home a soldier who reunited with his family for the first time in months. The speech recounted remarkable economic good news and called on Congress to make progress on a variety of fronts.

Then, at the conclusion of the speech, the Speaker of the House stood, took her copy of the address, and tore it in two. She said later that she destroyed the speech “because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” She added that she was “trying to find one page with truth on it” but “couldn’t.”

My purpose in responding today is emphatically not to advance a partisan agenda. I would offer the same response to last night’s divisiveness if the president were a Democrat and the House Speaker a Republican.

In such a bitterly divided culture, my purpose today is to consider biblical ways to deal with disagreements as a nation and as individuals.

One: Honor the position if not the person 

First, we must honor the position even if we disagree with the person.

Peter instructed us: “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good” (1 Peter 2:13–14). Paul agreed: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God” (Romans 13:1).

Note that the emperor to whom they referred was Nero, one of the most despotic tyrants in Roman history.

In light of God’s word, it was wrong for Republican Congressman Joe Wilson to cry out “You lie!” when President Obama was delivering a joint address to Congress in 2009. (The congressman soon apologized, and the president accepted his apology.) It was also wrong for Speaker Pelosi to rip up President Trump’s speech.

Congressman Wilson and Speaker Pelosi obviously disagreed with the presidents whose speeches they protested. But Scripture teaches us to honor the position, even if we disagree with the person.

Two: Initiate reconciliation 

Second, God’s word calls us to go to those with whom we disagree.

Jesus was clear: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone” (Matthew 18:15). Conversely, our Lord also taught us: “If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23–24).

Whether someone sins against us or we sin against them, we are to go to them. We are not permitted to speak about them before we speak to them. When we discuss public figures, we must avoid slander (Psalm 101:5; James 4:11) and gossip (Proverbs 20:19; 1 Timothy 5:13), only saying about them what we would say to them.

These commitments break the cycle of retribution and initiate the process of healing. If the person will not respond to our initiative, we will know that we have done what we can.

Three: Love our enemies in prayer 

Our third principle may be the hardest: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:44–45).

“Love” translates agape, the unconditional commitment to put the other person first. We demonstrate this commitment when we pray for “those who persecute you”—the Greek syntax is translated literally, “for them as they are persecuting you.”

You know that you love your enemies when you pray for God’s best for them regardless of how they treat you. Such forgiveness obeys God’s word and will (Mark 11:25) and models his grace to a graceless culture.

Imagine a culture living by biblical forgiveness 

Discussion of the divisiveness on display during last night’s State of the Union is likely to continue for days. In response, let’s model Christian behavior for a post-Christian culture. Let’s choose to honor the position of those with whom we disagree. Let’s refuse to slander them, speaking to them rather than about them. And let’s pray for God’s best for them as we share the forgiveness we have received.

Imagine the difference in our country if everyone followed these biblical principles. Now let’s model the behavior we ask others to exhibit.

With whom will you begin today?


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