Group Rejects Claim that America's Youth are Pro-Choice
A team of professional pro-lifers released a video Sunday spotlighting the growing youth presence in the fight against abortion.
"Planned Parenthood insists that America's youth are primarily pro-choice," reads a statement in the video, created by Population Research Institute (PRI). "They're dead wrong."
The video – the third in a series released by PRI on YouTube – documents last week's March for Life which draws tens of thousands of abortion opponents to Washington, D.C., every year. As the crowd of peaceful protesters has grown larger over the last three decades since the legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade, the crowd has also gotten younger over time.
"More and more young people in their teens and in their early twenties are coming out to protest the killing of their unborn brothers and sisters," says PRI president Steven Mosher in the video. "They're the future of the pro-life movement in the United States and the future is now."
Colin Mason, director for Media Production at PRI, says he wants the video to be a witness to members of the pro-choice movement who think that they have America's youth in their pocket, according to a released statement.
"PRI wanted to show compelling evidence that America's young pro-lifers are vocal, joyful, and ultimately very numerous," says Mason.
At this year's Jan. 22 March for Life, teens wore matching sweat shirts and held banners representing their school or organization, holding "Life" signs as they marched along Constitution Avenue.
"I believe that life begins and conception and that every human has a God-given right to be born," says one female young adult in the video.
"I can't see myself being pro-choice. It's murder," says a young male.
It is estimated that 50 million lives have been lost since the Supreme Court decision in 1973 to overturn all state laws banning abortion. And today's generation of youth is taking up the issue in a personal way as they see themselves as survivors of what some call "the largest continuing holocaust in American history."
"I was born in 1989 and I know that part of my generation is missing and that really saddens me. And I don't want the future generations to be missing out on people who are aborted," says one girl in the video.
"If my mom wasn't pro-life, I wouldn't be here, so neither would anybody around here," a young male comments.
The latest PRI video is the third in a series released on YouTube, documenting abuses of human rights around the world and violations of U.S. and international laws. The first video features China's one-child policy and how pregnant women are arrested and forced to have abortions while the second documents the largely pro-life Latin American countries where a coalition of radical feminists and population controllers are trying to change laws to allow abortion on demand.
The Population Research Institute was founded in 1989 and is comprised of a small, skilled team of professional pro-lifers, "working hard to stop the evil of abortion throughout the world."