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Pro-lifers: Young and feisty
World Net Daily ^ | 1.18.02 | By Ellen Makkai

Posted on 01/19/2002 12:46:58 PM PST by victim soul

Feisty young pro-life advocates are jumping into the abortion battle, and they mean to win.

They come from middle schools, high schools, university campuses and coffee shops. Many are clean-cut, while others are tattooed and pierced, green-haired marvels. And I say, "Who cares? Welcome!"

The common thread in our pro-life patchwork quilt is a conviction that abortion is unjustifiable homicide.

Between Jan. 19-22, youth rallies join traditional demonstrations in Washington, D.C., to protest the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, 4,400 mini-Americans die daily. The Centers for Disease Control reports 42 million aborted babies since the court's ruling.

These fresh troops are members of the "abortion generation" – born since the 1973 verdict. They consider themselves "survivors of Roe v. Wade," says Derrick Jones, former president of Teens for Life, a national group established in 1985.

"Twenty-nine years ago, the Supreme Court declared war on a group of people," says Bryan Kemper, director of RockForLife.org, a division of the Youth Outreach Program of American Life League. "The very persons who survived the Roe decision are coming here to protest. Medical advances make what happens (during abortion) obvious."

"A third of our generation is gone," Jones adds. Holly Miller, former president of National College Students for Life (with coast-to-coast affiliates and the entire Ivy League) says, "We should leave every third seat empty in our classrooms as a reminder."

Both groups now work for National Right to Life and its 3,000 chapters nationwide, educating others on abortion alternatives and on the emotional and physical damage done to aborting mothers. Miller often places crisis-pregnancy clinic cards in women's restrooms for those contemplating abortion.

Over the last three decades, attempts were made to stop the carnage. Twice Congress approved the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, prohibiting a procedure in which late-term infants are partially withdrawn from the mother, lanced and discarded.

President Clinton vetoed both bills, which stunned the pro-life community.

So we welcome this determined young cohort. And they are bold.

Andrea Lawyer, 15, was told to change her T-shirt or face suspension from Prosser High School in Tennessee. It read, "Abortion is Homicide – You will not silence my message. You will not mock my God. You will hear my cry and stop killing my generation."

She refused – and the district backed down.

At age 12, Kara Crawford – now a 21-year-old Catholic university student and intern at the Northwest Pregnancy Center in Washington, D.C., – tried unsuccessfully to introduce an ultra-sound video into her sex-ed class.

"There was a lot of information on the pill and abortion, but I was really irked at the complete lack of information on prenatal development," she says.

University of Notre Dame students annually erect 4,400 white crosses in a "cemetery for the innocent." Georgetown University students place 4,400 pink and blue flags on campus to lament the dead.

Adoptee John Paul Karliak, 20, of the University of Southern California is "thankful I made it" onto the planet intact. His parents were unmarried college students.

Savvy young pro-lifers use 21st century technology. "Veritas vincit omnia" (truth conquers all) is the motto of American Collegians for Life, one of many student groups that maintain sophisticated websites.

The Stanford University site begins with "A person's a person, no matter how small," from the Dr. Seuss favorite, "Horton Hears a Who." All the websites are replete with abortion-related data. A primary focus is education and lobbying to affect public policy and legislation.

A national spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of America – the nation's top abortionist – sees pro-life youth as pipsqueaks, "marginal and poorly educated on issues. I don't give them credence." Clearly, she's ignorant of their numbers and knowledge.

The pro-lifers agree with a 1963 PPA pamphlet that states, "An abortion kills the life of the baby after it has begun" – whereas PPA now denies the personhood of unborn children.

They are not a bunch of idealistic airheads, but astute young colleagues.

They are not hoodwinked by pro-abortion rhetoric or by the legal arguments used to con a morally compromised Supreme Court 42 million deaths ago.

Ellen Makkai began writing columns 16 years ago in response to what she perceived as the moral and intellectual laxity among many feminist commentators. Her writings have appeared since in the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and periodicals published by James Dobson's Focus on the Family Ministries.


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"A third of our generation is gone," Jones adds. Holly Miller, former president of National College Students for Life (with coast-to-coast affiliates and the entire Ivy League) says, "We should leave every third seat empty in our classrooms as a reminder."

I am looking forward to seeing you and the "Survivor Generation of Abortion on Demand" at The 29th Annual March for Life, Washington, D.C.Tuesday, January 22, 2002!

1 posted on 01/19/2002 12:46:58 PM PST by victim soul
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To: victim soul
Hats off to you all! You have guts. Keep up the good work!
2 posted on 01/19/2002 12:56:42 PM PST by boop
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To: victim soul
I was on the fence for awhile on this issue. I have some strong libertarian leanings and am not a fan of govt being involved in people's lives.

Two things really influenced me on this issue.

1. I was born three months early.
2. The most basic libertarian plank. Use of force. Abortion is an unauthorized use of force that DIRECTLY affects another, and therfore, should be banned on the state level.

3 posted on 01/19/2002 1:00:32 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Khepera;ArGee;EODGUY;JMJ333;wwjdn; Navy Patriot; Dakmar;proud2bRC;Dr. Good Will Hunting;Dakmar
WAY TO GO!!!!! We're SO proud of you for doing something WE should have never allowed to happen.
4 posted on 01/19/2002 1:15:36 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: victim soul
BTTT!!!
5 posted on 01/19/2002 1:18:29 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: victim soul
We support you. Check out this thread to find out how much.
6 posted on 01/19/2002 1:19:01 PM PST by Khepera
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To: SpookBrat;homeschool mama; Aunt Polgara
Here! Great news!
7 posted on 01/19/2002 1:19:25 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: victim soul
Right to Life bump.
8 posted on 01/19/2002 1:23:19 PM PST by Salvation
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To: victim soul
Show the American people what an abortion is!
9 posted on 01/19/2002 1:29:47 PM PST by Salvation
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To: victim soul
4,400 mini-Americans die daily.

This may seem a little morbid but I think the total 9/11 toll (WTC, Penn., Pentagon) is really close to that number...
10 posted on 01/19/2002 1:37:53 PM PST by notfondajane
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To: victim soul
Truly I weep as I read this. Thanks for posting. We must hope in the generation that has yet to control the corridors of power (now in their 20's and 30's), as the baby boomers have failed the nation miserably.
11 posted on 01/19/2002 1:39:36 PM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: victim soul
I was there last year, I was absolutely amazed at all the young folks there.
12 posted on 01/19/2002 1:40:55 PM PST by deadhead
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To: victim soul
I can't make it this year, but I'll be thinking of everybody there and praying for all. I am always amazed at the number of young people there every year. So encouraging to see. God bless them all and give them wisdom as they take up the fight. I hope they succeed where we did not.
13 posted on 01/19/2002 2:17:07 PM PST by sneakers
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To: Notwithstanding
baby boomers failed their nation How? By working, trying to provide for their family? raising their children the best way they knew how. the hippies were a very tiny miniority. Please don't paint a whole group with a broad brush. If your looking for somebody to blame the major media should be at the top of your list.
14 posted on 01/19/2002 2:28:21 PM PST by 57 Corvette
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To: 57 Corvette
I'm a boomer. I wasn't a hippie. I was stupid as were most of us and didn't do squat when we could've done alot. Yep, we were busy alright....and look what slipped in under our noses!
15 posted on 01/19/2002 2:38:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: 57 Corvette
AND......I agree, the media's not exactly on the sane/right side, are they? I'll give ya that!
16 posted on 01/19/2002 2:39:32 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: victim soul
There is now hope that the sins of the father will not be visited on the son.
17 posted on 01/19/2002 2:42:15 PM PST by TightSqueeze
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To: Brad's Gramma
Our sons and daughters are attempting to bring an end to the abomination many of my generation legalized.

God Bless these enlightened young soldiers fighting for respect for the sanctity of life.

18 posted on 01/19/2002 2:46:34 PM PST by EODGUY
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To: Brad's Gramma
Our sons and daughters are attempting to bring an end to the abomination many of my generation legalized.

God Bless these enlightened young soldiers fighting for respect for the sanctity of life.

19 posted on 01/19/2002 2:47:20 PM PST by EODGUY
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To: EODGUY
Sorry for the double post.....computer problems.
20 posted on 01/19/2002 2:48:20 PM PST by EODGUY
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