The largest pro-life student organization continues to grow, now surpassing 1,200 active student chapters nationwide.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, says they start more than 130 SFLA groups annually and she expects that growth will continue. More and more students in high school and college understand the life issue, she says, and they want to make a difference.
"They understand that abortion is a fundamental human rights violation," Hawkins says of young people, "and they know and they believe that they can seek real change and transform our nation."
The mission of Students for Life is to inform students who are unaware even what is involved in an abortion.
"They hear it talked about. It's on the news. Sometimes it's talked about in classes, she observes. "But they've actually never critically thought, or wanted to critically think, about what happens during an abortion."
Students for Life was founded in 1988 by a group of Georgetown University students.