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Since Ms. Hawkins took the helm in 2006, Students for Life has more than tripled its presence on college campuses, with chapters at 700 universities and colleges in 49 out of 50 states. Under her leadership, the organization has spun off several targeted initiatives on campuses, including Med Students for Life, Law Students for Life, and Pregnant on Campus, which connects pregnant students to community resources.

So the pro-life generation is on a mission: “Abolish Abortion in Our Lifetime.” Their message unifies a diverse group around a singular purpose, defying the left’s attempts to stereotype them.

At this year’s chilly March for Life in Washington, fresh-faced, ponytailed home-schoolers will pray and sing alongside trendy hipsters from urban colleges. Pierced, tattooed, and peace-loving vegetarians will march arm in arm with meat-loving ROTC scholarship kids.

They find their bond in the fact that they escaped becoming victims of abortion. And they will not be stopped until every child and every mother is protected. They will work until justice prevails.

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