A leading academic has welcomed the rise in pro-life attitudes amongst students and young people in America.
Law professor Robert P George, of Princeton University, said that the hard work of pro-life leaders, alongside new technology has helped young people to realise “the reality of the beautiful human life of the child in the womb”.
Prof George was speaking at the Students for Life of America conference, which was attended by approximately 2,000 people.
He said that the tide is turning in favour of the pro-life movement.
This he attributed largely to young people, saying: “I see the future, and you are it”.
The Washington Times reported that this year’s attendance at the Students for Life of America (SFLA) conference was markedly higher than in previous years.
The event, which is the largest pro-life youth conference in the United States, was so well attended that SFLA had to extend it for an additional day.
SFLA leaders said that they recognise “just how vital this pro-life generation is to abolishing abortion in our lifetime”.
Evidence of a rise in pro-life attitudes has come to light in a poll of young Americans.
According to the figures, 59 percent of ‘millennials’ think that abortion is “morally wrong”.
Of those asked, 58 per cent think that abortion “does more harm than good” and almost two thirds thought that the abortion rate is “higher than it should be”.
The SFLA conference happened the day after an estimated 300,000 people held a pro-life rally in Washington DC to mark 42 years since abortion was legalised across the country.
Culture of life
President of March for Life Jeanne Monahan-Mancini said the purpose of the event was to “build a culture of life”.
One pro-lifer told the BBC she was there “to speak for the unborn who don’t have someone to fight for them”.