National Pro-Life Student Leader Takes Debate on the Truth about Feminism and Abortion to Ivy Leagues, Kicking Off the Tour at Berkeley

“Women’s interests in an integrated, successful life have been reduced to abortion by aging, second-wave feminists who fail to work for an agenda that empowers today’s student leaders,” said Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins.

Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins kicks off a national tour this week when she visits Cal-Berkeley to launch her “Lies Feminists Tell Tour” on Thursday, October 26. A well-known abortion debater and advocate for women’s empowerment, Hawkins served on President Trump’s pro-life advisory council during his campaign. The Thursday event begins at 7 p.m. at Wheeler Hall 130 on campus.

“Those who lead feminist organizations and champion the cause of abortion are not about equal rights for men and women like the first wave of feminists, Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul,” said Hawkins. “Instead they are about pushing an extreme pro-abortion agenda and promoting the corrupt business practices of questionable organizations like Planned Parenthood. We know that college campuses tend to lean liberal and promote pro-abortion messages. Too often, students are told that the ‘right’ to abortion on demand and free birth control, provided at the taxpayer expense, is synonymous with feminism. Students today deserve to know the truth about the history of feminism, abortion, and contraception in our nation. And we are taking our message to campuses nationwide because we are not afraid of a conversation in territory considered favorable to modern, failed feminism.”

In her speeches, Hawkins will address several of the common lies feminists tell, including: the lie that most women support abortion, that women need free contraception to succeed, that women need abortion to achieve their career goals, and that abortion is harmless and without consequences.

Cal-Berkeley has been plagued with free speech issues as of late. Speakers such as Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter have faced violent protests over their scheduled appearance on campus. The group is not anticipating any issues, however.

Hawkins is being hosted by Cal Students for Life. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. There will be a Q & A after the event. To speak to Kristan before or after the event, please contact Kristi Hamrick at

Dates for the tour continue to be added, but confirmed locations include: October 26th: Cal-Berkeley: November 6: Princeton University; November 7: Dartmouth University; November 8: Harvard University; November 16: University of Kansas; November 17: Benedictine University (Kansas); November 28: University of California- Irvine; November 29; University of Southern California.