NARAL Leader: Where Are the Millenials?

Crazy idea to you who pro­mote the death of America’s young while still in the womb, but maybe, just maybe, all those kids you have addicted to “Glee” and used it to sway the Gay Mar­riage issue (Bris­tol Palin is on to some­thing there) look at the prac­tice of abor­tion and pause.  Do a quick math prob­lem, and real­ize that they were born after 1973.

Thus, they real­ize that pos­si­ble class­mates, pos­si­ble sib­lings, and hell; even them­selves would have been vic­tims of abortion.

Best of luck over­com­ing that real­iza­tion Abor­tion Indus­try as you look for another (appar­ently this time younger) leader for your death cult.

At the end of this year, Nancy Keenan will step down from her post as pres­i­dent of NARAL Pro-Choice Amer­ica, the country’s old­est abortion-rights advo­cacy group.

The 60-year-old Keenan said she is leav­ing out of con­cern for the future of the pro-choice move­ment — and thinks she could be hold­ing it back.

In recent years, Keenan has wor­ried about an “inten­sity gap” on abor­tion rights among mil­len­ni­als, which the group con­sid­ers to be the gen­er­a­tion of Amer­i­cans born between 1980 and 1991. While most young, antiabor­tion vot­ers see abor­tion as a cru­cial polit­i­cal issue, NARAL’s own inter­nal research does not find sim­i­lar pas­sion among abortion-rights sup­port­ers. If the pro-choice move­ment is to suc­cess­fully defend abor­tion rights, Keenan con­tends, it needs more young peo­ple in lead­er­ship roles, includ­ing hers.

There’s an oppor­tu­nity for a new and younger leader,” Keenan said dur­ing a Wednes­day inter­view in her down­town Wash­ing­ton office. “Roe v. Wade is 40 in Jan­u­ary. It’s time for a new leader to come in and, basi­cally, be the per­son for for the next 40 years of pro­tect­ing repro­duc­tive choice.”

NARAL, which was founded in 1969, is in the mid­dle of a multi-year effort to engage mil­len­ni­als on abor­tion rights. For three years, the group has used sur­veys and focus groups to try to bet­ter under­stand young vot­ers. When the land­mark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade reaches its 40th anniver­sary next year, NARAL hopes to roll out a more exten­sive campaign.

In the rest of the inter­view, Keenan goes on to call her­self part of a “post­menopausal mili­tia” (her words, not mine) hang­ing onto the mind­set of fem­i­nist women from the 1970s.

Well, at least she got that part right.  For­got the word “rad­i­cal” though in my opinion.

P.S. I’d like to also at this moment take the time to thank my own mother; two days before Mother’s Day, for choos­ing Life.

 

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