Things to Come

It was inevitable.

If you found out that your mother thought about aborting you, how would that make you feel? If you found out that she actually DID abort your brother, or sister, how would that make you feel?

Wouldn’t it seem a terribly selfish thing to do, even if there was some accompanying story about wanting to finish an education, to get a job, etc?

The new generation is turning against abortion. Because they have had personal experience with it. They know what it is like to have been considered for abortion.

Researchers found that the share of Missouri women identifying themselves as “strongly pro-life” rose from 28 percent in 1992 to 37 percent in 2006, with the ranks of the “strongly pro-choice” shrinking from about a third to a quarter of Missouri women. This pro-life shift was even more pronounced among young women.

More recent studies show similar results. A Gallup Poll taken last May found that, for the first time since Gallup began asking the question in 1995, a majority of Americans now identify themselves as “pro-life” rather than “pro-choice.” Gallup found a significant rise in the percentage of young adults who believe that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances, from about one in seven in the early 1990s to one in four today. Eighteen-to-29-year-olds are now tied with seniors as the group most likely to favor the outlawing of abortion.

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