Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Is the Tide Turning on Abortion?

Straws in the wind or signs of thaw in the hardness of heart that has gripped the hearts of Westerners for the past half century? You be the judge.

In a story on the growing concern on the part of pro-abortion activists about the future of their movement, we read:
The leader of NARAL-Pro Choice America is worried about the number of young people among anti-abortion activists, according to an article in the latest issue of Newsweek. The article, titled "Remember Roe!" describes NARAL President Nancy Keenan's reaction when she arrived in Washington on January 22 of this year, the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decision. When she got off the train, she was greeted by a swarm of abortion foes, a small part of the crowd organizers estimated at 400,000, who came to the nation's capital for the annual March for Life.

"I just thought, my gosh, they are so young," Keenan is quoted as saying. "There are so many of them and they are so young." More troubling for the abortion defenders is what NARAL calls the "intensity gap" among young Americans. A survey of 700 voters under 30, conducted by the "pro-choice" group and released to Newsweek, shows more than half ( 51 percent) of the young voters who oppose legalization of abortion consider it a "very important" voting issue, while just 26 percent of supporters do.

Young people are turning away from the choice to kill and embracing the sanctity of life. This generation knows it survived only by the good will of its parents while their brothers and sisters were murdered for the convenience of the adults involved. This creates a huge emotional gap between the generations that is not easily overcome. And it lays a foundation for the challenging of the moral legitimacy of the 60's generation on the abortion issue.

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