Skip to comments.NARAL's President Admits: Pro-Aborts Aging, Pro-Lifers Young and Zealous
Posted on 04/21/2010 4:08:16 PM PDT by wagglebee
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pro-life movement in America is growing in leaps and bounds, attracting young, zealous women to defend the unborn in droves - a fact that even the president of NARAL has now admitted.
NARAL's Nancy Keenan told Newsweek last week that she considers herself a member of the "postmenopausal militia" a phrase that captures the situation of pro-abortion leaders who are aging across the board, including the leadership of Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women. Newsweek's Sarah Kliff notes that "these leaders will retire in a decade or so."
Keenan also remarked on the enormity of this year's March for Life in Washington, D.C., and, according to Newsweek, is troubled that such passion has faded among the youth on her side of the movement.
"I just thought, my gosh, they are so young," Keenan said about stumbling on this years March for Life in Washington. "There are so many of them, and they are so young."
While March for Life estimates it drew 400,000 pro-lifers to Washington for this year's March, Planned Parenthood's "Stop Stupak" rally in December only drew about 1,300 attendees.
In addition, Newsweek revealed that NARAL's own research on American youth shows more reason for Keenan to worry: a survey conducted by the group found that, while 51 percent of pro-life voters under 30 considered abortion a "very important" voting issue, only 26 percent of abortion supporters in the same demographic felt similarly.
"Keenan is right to be worried," commented Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, to LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) this week.
"As more evidence proves the humanity of unborn babies and pain that abortion causes mothers and babies, more people will be pro-life," Wright said, adding that "pro-abortionists motivate by anger; pro-lifers are motivated by love" - a fact that appeals "especially to a generation that is desperate for the bonds of family."
Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America told LSN that the fears expressed by the pro-abortion giant are playing out visibly on college campuses, where she says pro-life groups are routinely more vigorous and longer-lasting than pro-abortion groups.
"That's exactly what we see every day on college campuses," said Hawkins. "We'll have pro-choice groups that spring up in reaction to the pro-life groups that are started on campus and those groups, they last maybe a year. The only purpose they serve is to be reactionary towards our pro-life students."
Hawkins noted that groups such as Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the Feminist Majority Network struggle to maintain campus chapters. "They all are incredibly well-funded, have a lot more money than Students for Life of America, yet none of them can [keep] active groups," she said.
"More and more, this generation treats abortion as a fundamental human rights violation," said Hawkins.
Katie Walker, Communications Director of the American Life League, has already made several appearances on television news shows as a spokesperson for the pro-life cause and she only recently turned 24.
Nancy Keenan and her aging postmenopausal militia should be shaking in their combat boots," Walker told LSN. "Poll after poll has confirmed what the pro-life movement has known for a long time young people are pro-life young women especially are pro-life.
"Despite the pro-abortion movements stranglehold on the entertainment media, our educational institutions, our laws theyre selling an unsustainable bill of goods. Theyre asking us to deny our womanhood and our femininity in exchange for a selfish me-first philosophy that has led too many of our friends, too many of our mothers to pain and suffering in the aftermath of their abortions, their divorces, their joyless corporate climb."
Young women, said Walker, "arent looking at the Nancy Keenans of the world and thinking 'I want to be just like her some day.'" "Theyre looking at the joy that comes with selflessly embracing life and human rights and dignity," she said.
"As Alice Von Hildebrand says every woman whether single or married is called to be a mother in some way. Most young women I know, myself included, are looking at the joy on the faces of the young mothers in our lives and thinking 'I want to be just like THAT some day.'
They are probably beginning to realize that they MURDERED their next generation of supporters.
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They are aging??? Good, I’m suddenly a firm proponent of euthanasia.
OMG Too funny NYER
I consider them to be part of a multi-generational group of Progressives. She is right about getting old. Many of the strongest leaders are dead. They felt that some good would come by eliminating weak stocks of people. 70 years ago the insane and deformed had just been killed and the Jews and Roma were next. This last group lead a decimation of the democrat party.
Yeah Pro Lifer represent 56% of USA per Jan Poll 58% of Youth.. the sample was 2000 double the normal size...
Yeah the Culture of Death unfortunately KILL their own!! Disgusting... but all their MOMS were Pro Life!
Keenan, you brain dead zombie, don't you realize today's youth are survivors of your evil genocide.
As their wombs dry up and shrivel....killing babies is not as much fun.
Yep, looks like they were the ones that murdered their own future. <<
True true! Bitter clingers are far less likely to abort their own!!
Leftists will have no children, abort them, or have one maybe two at the most. Then their children go Kevorkian on them when they become too inconvenient to deal with.
Conservatives have at least 3, 4 or more and take care of one another. The Duggars I think juts had their 19th child. Just think if each Duggar child had 19 children when they leave home and get married. That’s a lot of conservatives right there!
The sad part the youth who question me say when we end Abortion .. but women will revert to having back alley ABORTION with a Coat hanger... I then Explain that was a Myth made up by Dr Bernard Nathanson the father of the Abortion Movement with Margaret Sanger.the PP Founder.
Dr Nathanson has converted to be a Catholic after he saw an Ultrasound. He performed over 75000 abortions
The only notice by washington Post as news about the March for life is a Notice the day before about a Parade blocking traffic.. Pathetic
If you have not gone to a March for Life do yourself a favor and go.My wife and I consider it a highlight of our yearly spiritual life.It is now dominated by the nicest young people you are going to meet.They are so friendly and bright.It is also one of the most ecumenical spiritual events every year in the U.S-
I get great response from young ladies and even some older one with a song of mine called “A Dream A Lot Like Mine”. It is in the “mixpod” player menu at http://www.emmettgrayson.com for any who’d like to give it a spin
What good news.
...51 percent of pro-life voters under 30 considered abortion a “very important” voting issue, only 26 percent of abortion supporters in the same demographic felt similarly.
The Death Cult Bestial Left, beginning to exterminate themselves? What heartening news!
Oh how I wish I had come up with the phrase “postmenopausal militia”!
I think it be ruder it was menuopause miltias LOL!
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Two of the main rationales for abortion have been eliminated. First, the social stigma of single motherhood is all but wiped out, and families do not routinely beat their daughters for such a mistake any more. If they do, there are harsh penalties.
Secondly, employers and schools may not discriminate based on pregnancy or marital status any more. Some do, but there are legal remedies.
Spiritual considerations aside, and other than a physically life-threatening situation, there’s no practical reason to kill a child except unwillingness to be inconvenienced.