Let’s call Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, a Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day mistress of ceremonies this morning. When I got to the Supreme Court this morning, she was leading the crowd in joyously celebrating religious freedom. Not knowing yet what the justices would rule, there was still that to be grateful for — a God-given right — and to continue to fight for.
Needless to say, the happiness level increased as the ruling was announced.
I asked her what was going through her head as the news came in:
It felt amazing to stand there with dozens of pro-life women. When we knew for sure that the decision was a victory, there was such a huge cry from the crowd that it gave me goose bumps. Truly, this generation is the Pro-Life Generation and, today, we got to show the nation.
This was a huge victory for women, both on the political left and right. Thankfully, the Supreme Court’s decision didn’t further exacerbate the abortion industry’s lucrative, false notion that pregnancy and fertility is a disease. I find it demeaning that our president and his administration thinks that I need free $9 birth control to be equal to a man. Both men and women were made by one Creator and he made us equal.
For more from Kristan and Students for Life and this pro-life generation she speaks of, see this old interview of ours.