September 16, 2017

Lawrence Grayson, visiting scholar, philosophy, published commentary in National Catholic Register about millennial pro-lifers.

For years, pro-life groups have been working to defund Planned Parenthood, which currently receives $500 million per year in taxpayer money and performs some 330,000 abortions annually. Yet Planned Parenthood continues to be funded.

When Congress returned from its summer recess on Sept. 9, the abortion giant had killed about 213,000 children in the womb since the inauguration in January.

A political solution has been slow, as the majority of adults in this nation still believe, as they did in the late 1970s, that most abortions should be legal, at least under certain circumstances. While seemingly little has changed in 44 years of pro-life effort, the breadth of the statement masks a notable shift in opinion by age group. In the 1970s, the 77 million baby boomers, born in the period of 1946-1964, had come of age and were changing the nation’s social values.

Many of them became the revolutionaries of the 1960s and ’70s and the “Yuppies” of the 1970s and ’80s. Many, self-centered and self-righteous, engaged in free love, pursued radical feminism, considered marriage an option and made divorce socially acceptable. Children would not disrupt their lifestyles; abortion was the answer, the prevailing philosophy. ...

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