The majority of American view abortion as morally wrong. Yes, you read it right. Almost six out of 10 Americans are now leaning more towards a pro-life stand. See here for details of Marist Poll and the report in Citizen’s Link.

According to the study, millennials (those 18-29) consider abortion to be “morally wrong” even more (58%) than Baby Boomers (those 45-64) (51%). Generation X (those 30-44) are similar to Millennials (60% see abortion as “morally wrong”). More than 6 in 10 of the Greatest Generation (those 65+) feel the same.

On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, this is an major turnaround. America is turning away from a culture of death to embrace life. After a whole generation who fought for the woman’s right to choose, the next generation seems to be swinging to the other end.

Why is abortion morally wrong? Because it is morally wrong to murder a person made in the image and likeness of God. From the moment of conception, an unborn baby is a distinct person made in the image and likeness of God. God forms a person in the womb, not a mass of tissue (non-person) - the most defenceless, voiceless being in our society. How can anyone, especially a mother, choose to carry out such a cold-blooded murder? What happens to a nation that cannot protect its weakest citizens and in fact permits such attrocities to be carried out?

Why is this happening now? It's difficult to answer conclusively. But it could be advances in medical imaging technology, and we now know more about babies in the womb. Also women who have suffered as a result of abortion are speaking up more than ever. Seeing and hearing their stories is making next generation think again. Negative consequences of choice can now be accessed more readily.

The next generation’s moral courage is commendable.

Coconut Generation