by Nathan A. Cherry, 05/28/2012
It’s a great time to be a defender of life here in America. After years of seeing abortion numbers rise and more abortion mills open throughout the states, the tide is turning. And it is turning decisively in the direction of life. The tide has turned so much in fact that, as I reported a couple of weeks ago, even groups like NARAL are seeing membership numbers drop and support dwindle.
But rather than a slightly more passive support for life that has existed in recent years, today’s defenders of life are fierce and committed to seeing abortion end permanently. Younger pro-life advocates in particular are passionate and proactive in their desire to see innocent children protected from the cruel torture of abortion.
Proof of this trend toward life can be seen in the latest Gallup poll, which shows those calling themselves pro-life are now in the majority:
“Currently, about 41 percent of the nation supports abortion — down from 47 percent last July and just one percentage point below the previous record low in May 2009…In contrast, 51 of Americans called themselves ‘pro-life.’”
The thing that makes this trend so successful is that pro-lifers are starting to distances themselves from anything related to or supporting abortion. Boycotts for organizations and companies supporting abortion are increasing in popularity and productivity (just ask the Girls Scouts and Pepsi). And while groups like Susan G. Komen bow to the pressure placed on them by abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, even the nation’s largest abortion provider is feeling the pinch of the pro-life trend.
Speaking of the Girl Scouts, they have been under greater scrutiny from pro-life individuals and organizations for their undeniable ties to Planned Parenthood. Greater numbers of parents just don’t want their daughters involved with a group that advocates for sexual experimentation, abortion, homosexuality, and other immoral behaviors.
And why shouldn’t the Girl Scouts come under pressure for their partnership with Planned Parenthood? When a group like Planned Parenthood has access to impressionable girls, and that they also celebrate “masturbation month” is a red flag I, as a parent, cannot ignore. The last thing I want is for an organization that I vehemently oppose based on their lack of moral fiber or character having access to my daughter during her impressionable developmental years. It’s bad enough the schools feel the need to encroach on my rights as a parent in teaching sexuality, so I certainly don’t need anyone else trying to have a voice in the conversation.
The most recent development into the partnership between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood comes from the Catholic Church. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has opened an official inquiry seeking to determine the relationship between the Girl Scouts and other groups, such as Planned Parenthood.
The Girl Scouts have repeatedly denied any association or partnership with Planned Parenthood, but recent news from sources such as Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director, is hard to deny. Groups like Citizenlink have made the Girl Scouts and abortion the subject of recent news as well. And the large number of anti-Girl Scouts websites popping up on the Internet leads one to believe that there is a growing trend of skepticism and doubt regarding the Girl Scouts’ denial of a partnership with Planned Parenthood.
The end result here is that life is winning and more people are beginning to see the need to defend life and stay clear of abortion. The idea that abortion is “no big deal,” or “harmless,” or a “civil right” is falling on deaf ears as younger generations see the science of life and inherently know that any destruction of life is morally wrong.
So as Planned Parenthood sees record numbers of state legislatures vote to defund them in their annual budget (resulting in massive clinic closings across the nation), and as NARAL admits that they are losing younger generations to the pro-life position, we see that now is the time to continue advocating for life and educating people on the true science and facts of this critical issue.
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About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.