Thursday, July 15, 2010


EO read an interesting article in Newsweek (online). In it Nancy Keenan, the head of NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) bemoaned the fact that pro-life activists are younger, more enthused and more numerous than pro-abortion activists. A quote from the article provides the background:

It was the 37th annual March for Life, organized every year on Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe. "I just thought, my gosh, they are so young," Keenan recalled. "There are so many of them, and they are so young." March for Life estimates it drew 400,000 activists to the Capitol this year. [A pro-abortion] rally two months earlier had about 1,300 attendees.

Nancy Keenan and abortion pal.
Photo credit.

An appropriate response to these observations would be "D'oh," as Homer Simpson famously said in response to almost everything. "D'oh" means something like "oops, I didn't see the obvious coming."

NARAL, and all pro-abortion outfits, have a very difficult demographic mountain to climb. They are searching for young volunteers among the un-aborted. Which is like searching for German fans in Russia during WWII.

Germans at Stalingrad, 1942. Not so popular.
Orthodox Christians and Jews, who are opposed to abortion on moral grounds, are the ones having lots of kids. On the whole, abortion advocates don't have so many kids. By killing 50 million children who would have grown up with (presumably) more abortion friendly home environments and ideas, abortion advocates are, in a macabre sense, victims of their own "success."

Abortion rights advocates don't just have a demographic problem. They have a message problem. The idea that older people - moms - have a right to kill younger people - children - does not resonate so well with young people. Just like apartheid did not resonate so well with blacks in South Africa.

Apartheid: not so popular.
The counter argument, that each human being has a right to life, even when she is weak and young, seems to sit better with young people. Go figure.

All we are saying is give life a chance.
It takes twelve to 20 years of school - like a Chinese re-education camp - to convince young minds that killing young, defenseless babies is the only way to protect the right to baby-free sex guaranteed by our fore[fathers][persons] somewhere or another in the Constitution. And everyone who opposes this sacred Constitutional right is a religious fanatic nut abortion clinic bomber.

Or something like that.

Apparently lots of young people are not buying this.

If the demographics continue like this, abortion rights advocates will wind up like the bitter Afrikaaners who bemoan the demise of apartheid.

"Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen."

Afrikaans apartheid supporters. Peace be with you.


  1. About the whole young pro-life thing, I talked with my fellow teen classmates about this issue. They seemed like they didn't like the idea of abortion, and wouldn't have one themselves, but didn't oppose it.

    I think that, in short, some part of them knows it's wrong, but they have been exposed to so many sources that justify it, that the teens themselves won't admit to themselves that abortion is wrong.

    It's kind of sad that the youth is being brainwashed to push against the moral compass that God gave them.

  2. Sad is the right word. Fortunately God is in the redemption and reconciliation business in a big way.

  3. "Rachel's Vineyard" has been quite powerful in healing men and women affected by this loss. No one gets left behind. The joy is miraculous!