14 Jul Positive Trends in the Pro-life Cause
by Miriam Merrill
Abortion headlines seemingly dot newspapers more than ever. Oregon is preparing to sign the most radical pro-abortion bill in the United States, making tax- funded abortions free with no informed consent and no parental consent or notification for minors required. Sex-selective abortions would also be legalized. At the same-time, pro-abortion groups in Arkansas are fighting back against new measures that would limit second-trimester abortions in the state and would require consent from relatives before getting an abortion.
The cacophony of activism suggests that the number of pro-life advocates are dwindling and efforts are failing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Pew Research center recently found that only 19% of US adults find abortion to be morally acceptable.
Gallup found that the majority of Americans find abortion to be morally wrong.
High school pro-life clubs are popping up all over the country, despite backlash for such clubs being “too controversial”.
As of January, America’s abortion rate hit an all-time low.
At the latest March For Life in Washington, Vice-President Mike Pence reported that “life is winning.”
Governor Brown of Oregon ironically touted that any opposition to their new abortion bill is “an attack on all Oregonians.” Of course, the opposite is true. Regardless of what the media reports, pro-life efforts and advocates are as numerous and strong as ever and we must diligently continue in our efforts to give hundreds of thousands a chance at life.