Interesting trend, good to hear:
"On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, a new survey shows a strong majority of Americans believe abortion to be 'morally wrong.' "
"Millennials (those 18-29) consider abortion to be 'morally wrong' even more (58%) than Baby Boomers (those 45-64) (51%). Generation X (those 30-44) are similar to Millennials (60% see abortion as 'morally wrong'). More than 6 in 10 of the Greatest Generation (those 65+) feel the same."
"... the survey has been tracking an increasing trend toward the pro-life position – a trend confirmed by Gallup and Pew surveys in mid-2009. "
Is it the Roe Effect? Or the advances in medical technology that let us see that even a very young fetus certainly looks like a baby? Or maybe because a generation of women has delayed child-bearing and then found it difficult or impossible to conceive - maybe there's a growing sense in our society that life is precious and sacred.
18 week old fetus developing in womb, photographed by Lennart Nillson.
I've always thought our culture has serious disconnects on this matter. On one hand, doctors can and do successfully perform surgeries in babies while still in utero, yet at the same time, other doctors are aborting six-month old fetuses. There are still over 800,000 abortions performed a year in the U.S., yet there are many thousands of couples who desperately want children and a shortage of adoptable children in the U.S. Like I said, we've got a disconnect here. I hope hearts continue to change.