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Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers
LifeNews.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/22/2010 10:29:28 AM PST by julieee

Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers

Washington, DC -- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans young and old participate in the March for Life in Washington today, a new poll finds most marchers will likely be from the millennial generation or Generation X. The most recent Marist survey finds them the most pro-life on abortion.

http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5914.html

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; babyboomer; cultureoflife; generationy; marchforlife; poll; trends

1 posted on 01/22/2010 10:29:29 AM PST by julieee
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To: julieee

Theirs’ is the generation that was the victim of it.


2 posted on 01/22/2010 10:32:48 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: julieee

Oh great, we haven’t had a boomer bashing thread for a while.


3 posted on 01/22/2010 10:34:36 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: julieee

While I think this is great news and I pray it keeps going in this direction, I think part of this mind set is that the younger generation has become so accustomed to the public safety net to fix all their woes that they do not worry about the realities of giving birth and raising children.

Please don’t misunderstand me, I am glad that the babies being conceived will be born, but I’m just saying I don’t think this trend is based on some religious awakening as much as it is a socialist acceptance of our society as a whole.

I welcome dissenting opinions in a respectful manner.


4 posted on 01/22/2010 10:34:48 AM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: julieee

Maybe that is because 1 out of 4 of their peers got snuffed out by abortion. I have always thought my generation is so small from a demographic standpoint because Roe v Wade came about in the early 70’s and abortions took off like a rocket.

Hopefully, when the boomer feminazi’s and other leftist ghouls get removed from power we can some how stop this crime against humanity.


5 posted on 01/22/2010 10:41:36 AM PST by Gen-X-Dad
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To: Integrityrocks

If so, I’d still sooner see a soft spot here than a soft spot for Sanger’s Genocide & Co / Planned Barrenhood.

It cannot be missed that the generation that can get pregnant hates abortion more than do their parents and grandparents.


6 posted on 01/22/2010 10:41:40 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: julieee

“Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers”

How does one poll a baby?


7 posted on 01/22/2010 10:41:40 AM PST by Grunthor (McCain; for when you really need to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!)
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To: massgopguy
Theirs’ is the generation that was the victim of it.

Yep. The Harry Potter Generation.

That is: they are the "Children that lived."

8 posted on 01/22/2010 10:42:42 AM PST by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I totally agree with you.


9 posted on 01/22/2010 10:43:08 AM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: Integrityrocks

Same here.

Younger Americans see the Boomers crowding out every institution and ask why there are so many of them and so few of us. I was born at the height of the boom years and the attitudes of my contemporaries have infected American society for decades. This is exceptionally good news that gives me hope for America’s future.


10 posted on 01/22/2010 10:49:53 AM PST by joeystoy
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To: Gen-X-Dad

It was the 18-29 year olds and generation x that put Obama in the White House.

The 18-29 year olds gave Obama 66% compared to the 52% of the 18-29 year olds that Nixon won during the Vietnam war and the draft in 1972.


11 posted on 01/22/2010 11:02:12 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Gen-X-Dad

I agree


12 posted on 01/22/2010 11:06:39 AM PST by CloudsofFlight
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To: julieee

The Boomers have held their belief system sway in society for a while now, it’s time for that way of thinking to abate. It’s time for GenX to take a stand and lead into the future. I’m glad to hear of this, but I kinda figured anyhow.


13 posted on 01/22/2010 11:06:44 AM PST by CloudsofFlight
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To: caver
Oh great, we haven’t had a boomer bashing thread for a while.

Yeah, well, Boomer sucked! Sanchez is a better quarterback!
J-E-T-S!!!

14 posted on 01/22/2010 11:10:51 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: joeystoy
Younger Americans see the Boomers crowding out every institution and ask why there are so many of them and so few of us.

Since boomers range in age now from 46 to 64, they naturally fill the institutions and government, (finally).

The reason I say "finally" is because people are convinced that boomers have been running the Congress, Senate, Supreme Court, Presidency, and institutions for the last 50 to 60 years.

It was not until the 1984 election that every boomer was even old enough to finally vote in the Presidential race.

15 posted on 01/22/2010 11:13:21 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Ha!


16 posted on 01/22/2010 11:16:48 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: massgopguy

Even the ones who survived abortion suffered from the massive divorce rate of the hedonistic, spoiled Boomers.


17 posted on 01/22/2010 11:16:57 AM PST by hellbender
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To: CloudsofFlight
It’s time for GenX to take a stand and lead into the future.

One thing they could do, is start using boomers as an example of military service, maybe they could get the males of their generation and the younger ones to start stepping up and enlisting in larger numbers that the post boomer men do.

18 posted on 01/22/2010 11:17:38 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: massgopguy

Some other factors to consider. 1) The pro-life Christians are producing more kids than the hedonist materialists. 2) Kids today grow up exposed to spectacular visual technology. No one who has seen an ultrasound can believe that a so-called fetus is anything but a pre-born human being, and that calling a baby a “piece of cellular debris” is a lie from the pit of hell.


19 posted on 01/22/2010 11:22:47 AM PST by hellbender
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To: massgopguy

Some other factors to consider. 1) The pro-life Christians are producing more kids than the hedonist materialists. 2) Kids today grow up exposed to spectacular visual technology. No one who has seen an ultrasound can believe that a so-called fetus is anything but a pre-born human being, and that calling a baby a “piece of cellular debris” is a lie from the pit of hell.


20 posted on 01/22/2010 11:22:51 AM PST by hellbender
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To: ansel12; CloudsofFlight
One thing they could do, is start using boomers as an example of military service, maybe they could get the males of their generation and the younger ones to start stepping up and enlisting in larger numbers that the post boomer men do.

That was meant to say THAN the post boomer men do.(enlist)

The boomers were a great generation of warriors and it would serve our nation well if the younger generations of men strove to be like them when it comes to enlisting for military service.

21 posted on 01/22/2010 11:41:19 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

Do you not know how many of our people are signing up for military service in GenX?! They are doing more and more, and then some! There are foolhardy politicians in Washington sending our young people in harm’s way (and yes, most are boomers in DC) without a clear plan. Yet there are those who gladly step up and VOLUNTEER no matter what the economy looks like, to serve. Don’t tell me those from my generation aren’t stepping up.


22 posted on 01/22/2010 4:23:24 PM PST by CloudsofFlight
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To: CloudsofFlight

As a generation, they are not stepping up.

My son is an Xer and he pulled his hitch with the 10th Mountain division, but he is among the few young men of these younger generations to enlist.

The military is very small now and our population is very large, yet we have to take females, single moms, and even people (including grandmothers) up to 42 years of age to make up the shortfalls.

Almost nine and half million boomers served, and women were not allowed to exceed 2% of the military manpower (if they ever reached that), boomers are a warrior generation.


23 posted on 01/22/2010 4:33:40 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

It was the 18-29 year olds and generation x that put Obama in the White House.


Political power is split between the Boomers and Gen-Y (late children of the Boomers). Gen-X is so small compared to those groups that we are really quite irrelevant from a statistical standpoint. That being said the youth always vote for idealistic visions, not realizing that most of it is wishful thinking and smoke and mirrors. The reason Obama really won the election is the conservative base did not turn out because they were delivering a message to the RNC and the RINO’s (ala McCain) that they would no longer go along to get along.

For pro-lifers, time is on our side. As Gen-Y becomes the predominant demographic in our country we should start heading in the pro-life direction.


24 posted on 01/24/2010 9:46:40 PM PST by Gen-X-Dad
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To: Gen-X-Dad
That being said the youth always vote for idealistic visions, not realizing that most of it is wishful thinking and smoke and mirrors.

You just read in that same post that in 1972, the 18-29 year olds voted for Richard Nixon, and that was with the draft and the Vietnam war going on. There was no reason for that age group to vote 66% for Obama when the democrat only got 46% of their vote in 1972.

Republican turnout in 2008 was only 1.3% less than it was in 2004, it does not account for the 10 million vote difference, boomer Sarah Palin seems to have brought out most of the conservatives that McCain would have lost.

The facts on the ground question whether Generation Y will vote prolife, they would have to make a sudden dramatic reversal of how they currently identify politically to do that, also many of them are Catholic and Catholics as a group. almost always vote pro abortion.

25 posted on 01/24/2010 10:14:23 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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