is hope, because God is about family and
Admits: Pro-Aborts Aging, Pro-Lifers Young
D.C., April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- The pro-life
movement in America is growing in leaps
and bounds, attracting young, zealous
women to defend the unborn in droves
- a fact that even the president of NARAL
has now admitted.
Nancy Keenan told Newsweek last week that
she considers herself a member of the
"postmenopausal militia" –
a phrase that captures the situation of
leaders who are aging across the board,
including the leadership of Planned Parenthood,
and the National Organization for Women.
Newsweek's Sarah Kliff notes that "these
leaders will retire in a decade or so."
also remarked on the enormity of this
year's March for Life in Washington, D.C.,
and, according to Newsweek, is troubled
that such passion has faded among the
youth on her side of the movement.
just thought, my gosh, they are so young,"
Keenan said about stumbling on this year’s
March for Life in Washington. "There
are so many of them, and they are so young."
March for Life estimates it drew 400,000
pro-lifers to Washington for this year's
March, Planned Parenthood's "Stop
Stupak" rally in December only drew
about 1,300 attendees.
addition, Newsweek revealed that NARAL's
own research on American youth shows more
reason for Keenan to worry: a survey conducted
by the group found that, while 51 percent
of pro-life voters under 30 considered
abortion a "very important"
voting issue, only 26 percent of abortion
supporters in the same demographic felt
is right to be worried," commented
Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women
for America, to
(LSN) this week.
more evidence proves the humanity of unborn
babies and pain that abortion causes mothers
and babies, more people will be pro-life,"
Wright said, adding that "pro-abortionists
motivate by anger; pro-lifers are motivated
by love" - a fact that appeals "especially
to a generation that is desperate for
the bonds of family."
Hawkins of Students for Life of America
told LSN that the fears expressed by the
pro-abortion giant are playing out visibly
on college campuses, where she says pro-life
groups are routinely more vigorous and
longer-lasting than pro-abortion groups.
exactly what we see every day on college
campuses," said Hawkins. "We'll
have pro-choice groups that spring up
in reaction to the pro-life groups that
are started on campus and those groups,
they last maybe a year. The only purpose
they serve is to be reactionary towards
our pro-life students."
noted that groups such as Planned Parenthood,
NARAL, and the Feminist Majority Network
struggle to maintain campus chapters.
"They all are incredibly well-funded,
have a lot more money than Students for
Life of America, yet none of them can
[keep] active groups," she said.
and more, this generation treats abortion
as a fundamental human rights violation,"
Walker, Communications Director of the
American Life League, has already made
several appearances on television news
shows as a spokesperson for the pro-life
cause – and she only recently turned
Keenan and her aging ‘postmenopausal
militia’ should be shaking in their
combat boots," Walker told LSN. "Poll
after poll has confirmed what the pro-life
movement has known for a long time –
young people are pro-life – young
women especially are pro-life.
the pro-abortion movement’s stranglehold
on the entertainment media, our educational
institutions, our laws – they’re
selling an unsustainable bill of goods.
They’re asking us to deny our womanhood
and our femininity in exchange for a selfish
me-first philosophy that has led too many
of our friends, too many of our mothers
to pain and suffering in the aftermath
of their abortions, their divorces, their
joyless corporate climb."
women, said Walker, "aren’t
looking at the Nancy Keenans of the world
and thinking – 'I want to be just
like her some day.'" "They’re
looking at the joy that comes with selflessly
embracing life and human rights and dignity,"
Alice Von Hildebrand says – every
woman whether single or married is called
to be a mother in some way. Most young
women I know, myself included, are looking
at the joy on the faces of the young mothers
in our lives and thinking – 'I want
to be just like THAT some day.'
to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."