Thursday, March 31, 2005

Young Pro-Lifers

Some people don't believe me when I tell them that young people are more pro-life than their parents. Just take a look at this Zogby poll from last year for evidence. It found, among other things, that 56 percent of all Americans are pro-life in all or most cases, but 60 percent (that's more!) of 18-to 29-year-old Americans are pro-life in all or most cases. And last year in the blitz of media coverage surrounding the pro-abortion "March for Women's Lives," several stories were about how the older generation of pro-choicers, like Kate Michelman, were getting frustrated that younger women weren't being as activist on abortion as their parents. Call me crazy, but I really think this has something to do with the fact that Michelman and her cohorts her age weren't threatened with legal abortion while they were in their mother's wombs. It really is insulting to know that even if your own mother is pro-life (like mine - thanks, Mom!), society in general thinks you are disposal. Baby boomers never had to face that legal endorsement of abortion. I believe it was the late President Reagan who said something about how ironic it is that all those who support abortion "rights" made it out of their mothers' wombs alive.