.- Just one day before the March for Life in Washington D.C. and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a new survey shows that the number of Americans who say they are pro-life is continuing to grow. Members of the Millennial generation say abortion is âmorally wrongâ at a rate of 58 percent.
The survey, which was conducted between December 2009 and January 2010, was co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Marists. It asked, among other things, if abortion was âmorally wrong.â
Fifty-six percent of Americans said they thought that abortion was indeed âmorally wrong.â
The survey shows that Americans are becoming more pro-life, but more importantly, it showed that the upcoming generations are more pro-life than those nearing retirement.
The âMillennials,â as the generation of 18-29 year-olds is called, responded that abortion is morally wrong at a rate of 58 percent. Sixty percent of those belonging to âGeneration X,â or people between 30 and 44, also fell in the pro-life camp.
âAmericans of all ages â and younger people in even greater numbers than their parents â see abortion as something morally wrong,â said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.
âAmerica has turned a corner and is embracing life â and in doing so is embracing a future they â and all of us â can be proud of,â Anderson commented.
âBaby Boomers,â or people between the ages of 45 and 64, are less likely to call abortion morally reprehensible, with 51% saying abortion is wrong.
Those over age 65 said abortion is immoral at a rate of 60 percent.
âAdvances in technology, show clearly â and ever more clearly â that an unborn child is completely a human being,â Anderson pointed out. âThe majority of Americans now understand that abortion has consequences, and that those consequences are not good.â