A strange thing happens when you can actually see what is going on inside the womb. Whereas before technology had made it so that women could be tricked into thinking that what was growing inside her was simply a blob of tissue, young ladies that are growing into the next generation have grown up during a time of 3D and 4D ultrasounds and the debate over partial birth abortion.
What this has done is created a group of individuals that more readily align themselves with he pro-life argument than the pro-choice one. A recent survey reported by CNSNews said the following:
Results in 1992 were largely in step with what study authors Christopher Blunt and Fred Steeper call the “self-interest hypothesis.” Women and men under 30 were the most ardently “pro-choice” (39%) and the least likely to be strongly “pro-life” (23%).
Today, by contrast, among the current generation of 18- to 29-year-olds, 36% say they are strongly “pro-life,” while just 18% say they are strongly “pro-choice,” the study authors said.
The trend was particularly evident among women in that age bracket. 40% identify themselves as strongly “pro-life” and only 20% as strongly “pro-choice.”
The data reverses a two-to-one ratio that was evident in 1992, the study noted.
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“As grisly details of partial birth abortion procedures replaced confrontational and often violent clinic protests on the evening news, voters seemed to have changed their minds about who the ‘abortion extremists’ were,” they wrote in their analysis. (emphasis mine)
I especially like the line that I highlighted above. Voters are now choosing to align themselves with the pro-life cause because they believe the pro-choicers are the extremists and not the other way around.
What contributed to this? A lot of factors. I think the technology is a big one. I believe that the logic of the pro-life argument is better. Corruption is another. And I think that we may also be in the midst of a change in mind set on the pendulum as far as feminism and morality. What do you think?
Hat Tip Jill Stanek