Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Millennials On Abortion -- Who Cares?

We pro-lifers have frequently expressed hope that society was turning against abortion, especially because of the "window to the womb" which increased knowledge created: advances in fetology, ultrasound imaging of the preborn child, stories about successful fetal surgery, etc.

Well, it turns out that knowledge of the fact doesn't necessarily translate to appreciation of the value.

Sixty-three percent of respondents did not want to see Roe overturned (those who were ignorant of what it was subsequently had it explained to them by the pollster), and 53 percent said that abortion is “not that important compared to other issues,” up from 32 percent who felt that way in 2006. (Katherine Connell, National Review.)

We have a lot of work yet ahead of us, guys.

(One question that I can't help but thinking is very relevant here...To what extent is this "big deal" attitude due to the failure of preachers, youth leaders, "ministers of music," Sunday school teachers, Christian school teachers, seminary professors, and Christian media press to effectively address the humanity of the preborn?)