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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Millenials Give Hope to Pro-Life Cause

This past January marked 43 years since the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. The millennial generation has lived in the shadow of this decision their entire lives. But there are promising signs that millennials could help put an end to this act of judicial supremacy once and for all. Cheryl Wetzstein of the Washington Times has the details. Opinion polling indicates that the millennials are more pro-life than their parents. A Marist College poll found that 59% of millennials believe abortion is "morally wrong," 58% think it "does more harm than good," and 64% think that the abortion rate is "higher than it should be."

Many millennials aren’t content with holding pro-life beliefs – they want to act on them. The day after the March for Life, 2,000 students gathered for a conference put on by Students for Life. They heard from Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, and Lila Rose, the young woman whose undercover videos exposed the deceptive practices of Planned Parenthood. When Professor Robert George of Princeton received an award, he told the crowd that the tide is turning in favor of the right to life, saying, "I see the future, and you are it." This gathering of pro-life students was so well-attended that another was held in San Francisco for those who couldn’t make the first gathering.

Pro-lifers have understood from the beginning that abortion ends human life, inflicting pain on both mother and baby. Supremacist judges and feminists try to cover up this fact by using the rhetoric of "choice," but they are still losing ground. In the past 40 years, the Republican Party has gone from pro-choice to pro-life. States have put limits on the some of the most gruesome types of abortions. Ultrasound pictures have made the reality of life in the womb clear. We are on the right path, and millennials might get us to our destination.

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