Millennials resoundingly reject Hillary's extremist abortion stance

Anthony Gockowski
Investigative Reporter

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  • A recent poll released by Students for Life of America (SFLA) shows that only 17 percent of millennials agree with Hillary Clinton’s extreme stance on abortion.
  • A recent poll released by Students for Life of America (SFLA) shows that only 17 percent of millennials agree with Hillary Clinton’s extreme stance on abortion.

    The survey of adults ages 18-31 reveals that millennials are turning away from pro-choice positions and increasingly identifying with positions closer to the pro-life movement, a Thursday press release explains.

    “Planned Parenthood would have the nation believe that young women are fighting with them...but that’s not the case.”   

    More specifically, millennials are particularly turned off by Clinton’s staunch defense of the most heinous abortion tactics, including the termination of late-term pregnancies.

    In fact, only 17 percent of those surveyed agreed that abortion should be legal at any time, for any reason—a view that Clinton has championed as a female’s right. Similarly, the majority of participants said that abortion should only be legal in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is at risk.

    [RELATED: Longwood students: attacking pro-choice views a microaggression]

    “We wanted to see where millennials stood at this point in time—nearly a year after the Center for Medical Progress videos were released and Planned Parenthood was forced to defend their barbaric practice of profiting off of the sale of baby body parts and being just months away from the next presidential election,” SFLA President Kristan Hawkins said in a press release obtained by Campus Reform, noting that Planned Parenthood only has 275 campus groups while SFLA has well over 1,000.

    “Planned Parenthood would have the nation believe that young women are fighting with them on their extreme abortion agenda, but that’s not the case,” she added.

    [RELATED: Pro-life group proposes supporting pregnant students rather than offering them abortions]

    Accordingly, the survey reveals that a majority of millennials (53 percent) think abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances, representing a 9 percent increase in opposition to abortion from 2012 to 2016.

    The poll also noted a 19-point drop in support for federal funding of Planned Parenthood from September 2015 to January 2016 alone.

    While Hawkins was pleased with the results of the survey, she did say there is a significant branding problem within the pro-life movement—namely that while millennials tend to hold general pro-life positions, they still don’t identify themselves as “pro-life.”

    [RELATED: UC Berkeley student senate says admins. should take pay cut to fund on-campus abortions]

    “The abortion industry recognized this problem with the pro-choice brand years ago and has sought to discard that label for fluffier ways to describe their affiliation as pro-abortion (‘women’s health’ ‘reproductive rights’),” Hawkins explained. “Over the past 10 years, the image of the pro-life movement has trended younger and more mainstream, but the ‘pro-life’ brand still carries an image with which many people don’t want to associate themselves, despite their views on abortion.”

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    Anthony Gockowski

    Anthony Gockowski

    Investigative Reporter

    Anthony Gockowski is an Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. He has previously worked for The Daily Caller, Intercollegiate Review, and The Catholic Spirit.

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