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A poll released by the nation’s largest organization of pro-life youth found that 70% of millennials support limits on abortion.  “Millennials have lived with the harsh realities of abortion all their lives and understand more than their parents’ generation that we must address the human rights issue of our day and make changes in defence of mothers and their preborn infants,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America (SFLA).  “Millennials may reject labels in general, but when it comes to the specifics of abortion policy, they are anti-abortion.”

The poll, conducted for SFLA’s Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, asked 18-34-year-olds about their attitudes toward America’s current abortion policies.   The poll found that, while 56% of American millennials, now the largest voting bloc in the country, are political Independents, 65% want to vote on abortion policy, compared to only 16% who want the courts to rule on abortion, and 19% who are unsure.  According to the poll, 20% of millennials identify themselves as Republicans and an equal number as Democrats.  Only 7% of millennials polled supported abortion without any exceptions and funded by tax dollars, the position embraced by the Democrat Party.

The poll found that Millennials do not support unlimited abortion paid for with their tax dollars, no matter what the popular culture says.   45% of Millennials polled opposed taxpayer funding for abortion, with 33% supporting it, and 22% undecided.  With about a third of abortions now induced by drugs like RU-486, 56% of Millennials surveyed opposed selling the abortion drugs online or dropping the requirement for a physical exam due to the potential risks to women.  41% of Millennials polled had an unfavourable reaction to Planned Parenthood after learning about the organization’s political spending in the millions to elect pro-abortion candidates.

In addition, 43% of those surveyed had an unfavourable reaction to Planned Parenthood when they examined the organization’s decline in basic healthcare services as seen in its own annual report.  “On the issue of abortion, labels like pro-life, pro-choice, access, health, or women’s rights often camouflage the true realities of the policies that today crisscross the country,” she said.  “And for those elected officials who want to engage in life-affirming legislation, Millennial voters are listening when you compassionately address the specifics of Life in law,” she added

Source: Intercessors for America