Guest Blog Post by Corinne Zay, March for Life intern
“I believe we [the millennial generation] are just constantly looking for our purpose in life and we will be happiest when we find that.” –Today Show Video
“We are the pro-life generation!” is chanted by thousands of young people each year at the annual March for Life. If you attend the March, you can tell by the number of youth that this generation, the millennial generation, is significantly pro-life. In fact, the majority of people that attend the March for Life are America’s youth.
Not only is the March for Life a symbol of great hope for an abortion-free America, but several polls show how the millennial generation is positively influencing a culture of life in the United States.
USA Today did a headline article on the youth of America and how they are changing abortion demographics in the United States. Here is what you need to know:
- According to Barna Group polling, 53% Millennials think abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances. Not surprisingly, the pro-abortion movement often uses “Fight Back” as their slogan.
- The “intensity gap” between the pro-life and pro-choice movement is something to rejoice over. Of pro-lifers, 51% see abortion as a very important issue in our country, whereas only 20% of people in the pro-choice movement see abortion as significant. The lack of passion that comes from the pro-choice movement is significant.
- According to Students for Life of America polls, only 17% of millennials believe abortion should be legal for any reason and for the entire duration of pregnancy.
The millennial generation brings so much hope for the pro-life movement: there is a future of an America without abortion, the killing of innocent lives. With this hope found in pro-life America, it is also important to remember the people that are not a part of the millennial generation that contributed to this culture of life. In fact, many generations have helped to create and foster a culture of life in America’s youth.
Thank you to the pro-life leaders, to the generations before millennials, and to the parents who chose life for such a brave youth who will continue to fight for life! Together we are the “Pro-Life GenerationS”!