Students for Life (SFL) is Hillsdale College’s pro-life organization. SFL recognizes that every human being, from the moment of conception, is endowed with the inviolable right to life. Focusing mainly on the tragedy that is abortion, SFL believes that the intentional taking of any innocent human life, at any stage of development, is a moral evil. Our primary goal is to promote the protection of the unborn.
Throughout the year, SFL organizes numerous events in order to encourage people to affirm their pro-life stance. Activities include monthly visits to pray at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Ann Arbor, participation in the annual Life Chain along M-99, and volunteering with both the local crisis pregnancy center and the Hillsdale County Right to Life. SFL’s biggest event is an annual January trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the March for Life. In 2011 nearly 400,000 people participated in this event, including nearly 140 Hillsdale College students (10 percent of the student body).