Kristan Hawkins

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Christians and Abortion

I met Debbie last summer. She was a newly minted grandma who almost wasn't. Her granddaughter nearly became a statistic, one of the million abortions that happen every year. And her daughter – well, she also almost became one of the 73% of women who report a religious affiliation who have had an abortion.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Channels Margaret Sanger

Thanks to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a well-known liberal and feminist, Americans are getting an inside look at what Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood's founder, probably would have embraced today – and who she would have embraced today. From her recent comments on abortion, Justice Ginsburg would have been praised by Ms. Sanger for her comments on poor people and abortion.

Supreme Court Gave Women More Freedom, Not Less

Tuning into coverage of last week's Hobby Lobby HHS Mandate Supreme Court decision would have generated countless photos and videos of young women cheering the Court's decision that gave Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies the right to refuse to purchase life-ending drugs that they held were morally reprehensible.

Poor, Lonely, Abortion Candidate Wendy Davis

It's been almost a year since the historic abortion filibuster of state Senator Wendy Davis in Austin, Texas where she took to the floor of the Texas Senate to make sure that the state did not ban abortions after 20 weeks – that is a preborn baby who is five months along with fully formed hands and feet, who can feel pain, suck his/her thumb, and whose movements can sometimes be felt by his or her mother.

Millennial Women: You Aren't Worth What Your Amazing Female Body Can Do

PolicyMic, a news organization that claims to know and report on what matters most to young people, tells readers that their promise is to report on "perspectives that aren't typically showcased at other outlets." Yet, a recent article regurgitated one piece of fiction that almost all of the other media outlets have already showcased ad nauseam. And I can't be the only Millennial who is getting annoyed by the lack of integrity in reporting about my generation.

West Virginia's Abortion 'House of Cards'

Last Friday, the Democrat, formerly self-proclaimed pro-life Governor of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin, vetoed a late-term abortion bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HB 4588). This commonsense bill bans abortions after 20 weeks when preborn children have been scientifically proven to feel excruciating pain during an abortion.

March for Life and the 'Mainstream Media'

The March for Life, an annual national demonstration that takes place in Washington, DC each year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (January 22), normally does not glean the media attention it deserves. The March essentially shuts down the District of Columbia for hours, as more than 600,000 pro-lifers from across the country converge to tell America's leaders what they think of legalized abortion in the United States.

Students for Life: Becoming the Revolution

This week, our nation will commemorate not only 41 years of legal abortion in our land but also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. With this historic moment in mind, choosing the theme of yesterday's 2,500 person Students for Life of America National Conference was easy. We selected, "Be the Revolution."

Abortion Victories, #Winning Like Never Before

For 41 years, abortion has been legal in America. With two grossly uninformed decisions in 1973, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the Supreme Court laid down some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world, putting the United States on par with North Korea and China.

What Planned Parenthood Wants to Forget in 2013

The New Year is a time of reflection and resolution. So many people get out their pens and paper, well maybe iPads and iPhones, and begin to reflect on the past year and how they can move forward for the better in the calendar year to come. But, some things are better left forgotten. This year, Planned Parenthood has a few things that they might not want to be so reflective about.

MOM BABY GOD: Mocking a Pro-Life Generation

Just when we thought we saw the craziest of the crazy that the abortion movement had to offer this July in Austin, Texas, we got this: MOM BABY GOD, a new play created to fictionalize the work of Students for Life of America and some of our compatriots in the pro-life movement.

Planned Parenthood's Conflict of Interest

Planned Parenthood claims to be the ultimate "sexual health" expert, especially for women. But, when you look a little deeper, what will you find? A federally funded, corrupt business relying on a vicious cycle of bad decisions.

Miley, Please 'Stop'

Millions of viewers tuned in to MTV's 30th Annual Video Music Awards this past Sunday, hoping to witness a long-awaited N'SYNC reunion, among many other memorable pop-culture moments. While what they witnessed was definitely memorable, it was a disheartening reminder of what our culture expects of successful women -- sexually objectify yourself and you'll get the attention you need to make more money.

America's Youth Take on Abortion Giant

Starting this month, Students for Life of America is launching a year-long initiative called the Planned Parenthood Project to expose our nation's abortion Goliath, hitting them at their weakest point – abortion.

The Libertarian Case for Life

At this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was invited to participate on a panel called "The Future of the Movement: Winning with Generation X/Y." I had a lot of ideas to discuss, including utilizing new messages to reach this new pro-life generation, recruiting more candidates with a willingness to stand up for what they believe in, developing new technology, and improving grassroots organizing, to name a few.