Skip to comments.Roe Babies and Reagan Babies
Posted on 01/21/2006 8:54:16 AM PST by RepublicNewbie
The rising generation of Americans has been shaped profoundly by two events that have anniversaries this week. The first event was the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade 34 years ago. The second event was the inauguration of Ronald Reagan 25 years ago.
Because of the first event, one fourth of our generation is no longer alive. Roe Babies, 45 million of them since 1973, are missing.
But there are some positive signs on the cultural horizon. In recent years, public opinion regarding abortion has continually shifted toward the pro-life position. The number of Americans calling themselves pro-choice has declined by 10 points since 1995, while the number of Americans calling themselves pro-life has increased 16 points. According to a Gallup poll, a decade ago, 56 percent of Americans considered themselves pro-choice and 33 percent said they were pro-life. Today, according to a Zogby poll, 49 percent of Americans say they are pro-life, compared to 46 percent who say they are pro-choice.12
The most important reason for this shift is the survivors of abortion. Reagan Babies, born between 1981 and 1989, number about 30 million. Reagan Babies are presently in high school, college, on the frontlines in Iraq and Afghanistan, and emerging in the workplace. A growing collection of evidence indicates that Reagan Babies are more conservative than our parents. This is especially evident in the issue of abortion.
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Reality undercut the picture libs were painting and we know it's more than possible for a single mom to raise kids or to avoid getting pregnant in the first place. Abortion looks like a barbaric alternative to us.
I just knew someone would go there.
This is a ch__ch. What's missing?
Unacceptable. I personally have a lot of doubt in their theory that more abortions = lower crime rate. "Lower crime rate" is a PATHETIC excuse for genocide of 45,000,000 human beings in the United States alone.
Furthermore, it has increased the percentage of children being born into stable families which leads to the phenomenon discussed in this article.
HUUUUUUUUUUH? What do you consider a "stable family"? According to the chart below, the number of children born to unmarried mothers has RISEN (significantly) since Roe v. Wade. I consider a stable family to include a married male & female, not unmarried females.
Nixon baby here (December 1971).
This is a ch__ch. What's missing?
If younger people are against abortion, seems to me the issue is solved, right? I'm a Boomer, and we're mostly not having babies any more, so if the younger generation is against abortion, presumably they're not having them.
45 million divided by 34 years = 1,323,529 babies killed per year and still counting. Innocent, defenseless human beings snuffed out at the beginning of their lives. I fail to see how some consider this a good thing.
The name of the commercial is "Vanished".
(The couple in the photo are my daughter and son-in-law. My two other daughters also starred as members of the "wedding party", and [ahem] I played the "priest')
Ford baby, here. At least Poland was free, woops nevermind.
That's the way it SHOULD be--if they were consistent. Many will change their minds when they're on the receiving end of "choice." However, if any children they did have learned their lessons from those "pro-choice" parents, then those children may find nothing wrong with disposing of those "inconvenient" elders. After all, it's their (the kids') choice too, isn't it??
/sarcasm. Pro-abortion boomers really have done a number on themselves. They may learn the hard way that ALL decisions/actions have consequences-whether they realize it at the time of the decision or not.
Most liberals I ever (I'm cringing here) engage in conversation with usually come up speechless when I ask them "hey, would you ever perform a post-birth abortion on yourself?"
Very interesting ad concept! :) However, here in the DC area, it would just get people picturing what life would be like with 33% MORE traffic on the roads around here! =:O
"From 1990 to 1999, there was a 9-percent decline in the birth rate (from 70.9 to 64.4 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44) and a 22-percent drop in the abortion rate (27.4 to 21.4), with an overall 12 percent decline in the pregnancy rate from 115.6 to 102.1. These trends and other findings are outlined in a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which updates and revises pregnancy rates from 1990 to 1999 to include the latest abortion data for 1999."
And second: http://www.leanleft.com/archives/2003/10/31/1820/
"Pregnancies fell 7 percent, from 6.78 million in 1990 to 6.28 million in 1999. The birth rate declined 9 percent in that time, from 70.9 to 64.4 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. And the abortion rate went down 22 percent, from 27.4 to 21.4 abortions per 1,000 women."
And, if there were some way we could take New York out of the equation, the picture would be even more dramatic. I cannot *believe* that city aborts 40% of their babies! Insanity.
That's a really well-done video. Good job! (and your daughter is a lovely young woman, BTW!)
I'm a Reagan baby, even though the first six months of my life Carter was President. But I cried most of that time, lest any doubt my allegiance.
But this got me to clear up a misconception about my own self. I always thought of myself as an Eisenhower baby, but if he was elected in Nov. '52, then that makes me (Feb '52) a Truman old-timer. I guess you could say I started where the buck stopped.
LOL! Good point. ;)
Yep. They really don't get it, do they?
My first grandson might have been in that video, too. My daughters' wedding party was recruited for the commercial because she had gotten married four months earlier, and everyone still had the gowns and fit into them. She might have been a week or two along at the time the commercial was shot.
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