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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Wow! Very moving. Nicely done! :)
First, it's a Zogby poll. Second, most pollsters consider anyone who believes an abortion should be legal for any reason (rape, incest, protect life of mother) are pro-choice. Conversely, when they are talking about politicians, they believe that anyone who believes there should be any restrictions on abortion is "anti-choice." Therefore, if a politician believes that minors shouldn't be able to get an abortion without parental consent, they are "anti-choice", but a citizen who believes abortions should only be available for medical reasons is pro-choice. They do this to push the most radical abortion viewpoints among politicians, while trying to convince people that most Americans support abortion on demand.
That actually drives the point of the commercial a bit deeper. Not only are we missing those who were aborted, but we're missing their children as well.
Eisenhower baby here ('57). God Bless America, and the souls of those who have perished unborn. May the day soon come when Roe is no more.
Made the same choice myself several years back. Welcome to the club!
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With Sunday January 22nd being the 33rd anniversary of the human holocaust that we have wrought with Roe v Wade, this list may be higher volume than usual...
Don't bother putting any stock in it, because it is totally false. For example, the big murder spikes and gang wars in the major cities began at a time when the first wave of aborted children would have been 10-12 years old if they had lived. There's a lot of other stuff that hasn't matched up. If you look around for analyses of the book "Freakonomics," you'll find several people have completely debunked the idea (advanced in the book) that abortion led to less crime.
What really wanted to make me puke about the Bill bennett fiasco is that I heard Blacks of every political stripe condemn Bennett, but I never heard one of them condemn the author of FReakonomics for his sincere, non-hypothetical thesis that killing several million black children has made America a better place to live. I can't think of a more racist statement than that.
And a 2004 Zogby poll shows that 60 percent of eighteen-to-twenty-nine-year-olds support complete restriction of abortion or minimal exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, or incest.
Very encouraging news. As the hearts and minds are slowly changing towards a culture of life, the pro-abortionists are getting older, thus their message no longer resonates with the young generation as a women's rights only, but as a human rights as well.
Thanks so much for working on that, and for posting it here. My county committee will be looking at using that ad.
Soon we will hit the point where we are missing three generations. For example, my brother was born in '74, he has a girlfriend the same age (we'll call her "Jenny") who has a daughter who is a junior in high school. Some of the kids of her generation have already had children, and even the responsible ones are 5-10 years away at most. A few of the girls aborted in the first wave of legal abortions would be grandmothers already; most would be seeing their children through the last years of high school, and be only a few years away from being grandmothers.
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good for you, I remember clearly the day I decided I can no longer abid the idea killing the unborn.
I was working on my last liberal candidate. Her husband and I were discussing a mutual friend. He refused to support her since she was pro-choice and he pro-life. I wish I could say I stopped working for her election. (fortunately I knew she had a snowball's chance in heck of winning)but I realized then how important his belief was and how being wishy-washy was not going to change anything.
Reagan generation bttt! I think that being raised during the Reagan presidency always made me very interested in all things soviet, and also gave me eternal optimism about this country. Nothing we can't do if we all work together.
Thanks for the ping!
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