The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) is worried about the pro-life convictions of youth. And NARAL has every reason to be concerned. According to LifeNews.com, NARAL’s own recent survey found that there is an “intensity gap” among pro-life and pro-abortion youth. The pro-life youth are far more passionate about their pro-life convictions than those who hold pro-abortion views.
NARAL released the results of its poll to Newsweek magazine. “Some 51 percent of the under 30 voters who are pro-life call opposing abortion a ‘very important’ voting issue compared with just 26 percent of abortion backers,” reports LifeNews.com about the NARAL poll. NARAL president Nancy Keenan told Newsweek what she observes is that women over 50 are the strongest abortion advocates. Younger people are not filling their ranks in the same way that pro-life youth are involved with the pro-life movement.
Keenan talked about getting off of the train in Washington, DC the weekend of the March for Life and being overwhelmed at how young the marchers were. “I just thought, my gosh, they are so young,” Keenan recalled. “There are so many of them, and they are so young.”
Former NARAL President Kate Michelman told Newsweek, “The technology has clearly helped to define how people think about a fetus as a full, breathing human being. The other side has been able to use the technology to its own end.”
The beauty of ultrasound — the window to the womb — leading the way to convince the public, especially young people, that an unborn child is a living, moving, breathing human being. The unborn now have an unassailable silent voice — ultrasound pictures of themselves.