LifeNews By Steven Ertelt
The national chair of the Democratic party is upset that young women don’t love abortion as much as they should and as much as older women who have been fighting for abortion for decades.
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sat down with the New York Times for an interview and, asked if she saw an enthusiasm gap between younger and older women about pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Wasserman-Schultz immediately pivoted to abortion.
“Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided,” she said.
Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, has said for some time that the leaders of the pro-abortion movement are in a panic because young Americans, including young women, are pro-life.
“The abortion industry is in a state of panic. They are at a complete loss on how to reach you – the younger generation who is more intensely passionate about ending abortion than your peers are about supporting it and who believe abortion is morally wrong,” she’s said. “They have tried winning you over by saying that they want abortion to be safe, legal and rare. Then they tried to throw out the term “pro-choice” because it’s no longer resonating with you. Then they tried to tell you that pro-life politicians and businesses wanted to take away your rights.”
“Then they tried to de-stigmatize abortion by saying it’s a hard decision but responsible one,” she continued. “Then they tried to de-stigmatize abortion, again, but by saying that it’s an easy decision.”
Why, as Hawkins explains, do young Americans reject the abortion mantra?
The trouble is that you have grown up with the incredible advantage of technology. You’ve seen your brothers, sisters, and maybe even your own children’s fingers and toes and heard their heartbeat during an ultrasound. It’s undeniable that the child in the womb is a child, a living human being, and that an abortion takes the life of that child.
The trouble is that you have grown up knowing the scientific evidence of when life begins and that abortion ends that life.
The trouble is that you don’t believe the spin on abortion since you know it’s wrong because that little life has the same right to life as any other human being and the taking of that life is exactly what abortion does.
And this is why the abortion industry can’t get their story straight. Their latest antics of using an argument of abortion being a social good is mind-blowing. A social good is something that is good for everyone, that we should all be able to get behind – like clean air and water. Is abortion as good as drinking clean water? How do those two even equate? They don’t, and you’re smart enough to know that.
“Not only are all of you young, passionate pro-lifers but you are smart, which is why abortion advocates will never win you over with their ridiculous arguments. Nothing can take away the fact that abortion is the taking of a life of a child and hurts both mom and baby,” she concludes.
Polling data is consistently showing the American people are pro-life.
CNN found that 18% said abortion should be illegal. Then it separated out those who believe abortion should be legal in “a few cases” [40%] versus those who said abortion should be legal in “most cases” [13%]. Putting together those who said abortion should be illegal with those who said legal in a few cases, CNN found that 58% believe abortion “should be illegal in most” circumstances.
One other important point: The change from almost a month ago was the increase in the percentage that said abortion should be legal in only a few circumstances–from 37% to 40%–with a concomitant drop in those who said abortion should be legal in all circumstances–from 30% to 26%.
So while AP claims abortion support is on the rise, CNN shows it dropping.
In May, a new Gallup poll found a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions even though some Americans who technically take a pro-life position opposing abortion wrongly think they are “pro-choice” on abortion.
Gallup confirms a majority of Americans oppose all or almost all abortions. When asked when abortion should be legal, 55 percent of Americans oppose all abortions or say abortion should only be legal in a “few circumstances,” typically defined as cases such as rape, incest or if the life of the mother is in danger. Since those cases constitute, at most, 1-2 percent of all abortion cases, Gallup’s numbers confirm 55 percent of Americans oppose 98 percent or more of the 1.1 million abortions that take place annually in the United States.
The poll makes it clear that even 27 percent of those who call themselves “pro-choice” actually take a pro-life position wanting all abortions illegal or abortion legal in only the very rarest cases. Just 9 percent of people who support unlimited abortion wrongly call themselves pro-life.
An April CBS News poll found 59% of Americans did not want abortion to be permitted or wanted much stricter limits.
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