Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pro-life movement seeing major youth surge: 'Young people just simply believe that an unborn child is a life'

A new Project Veritas video reveals supporters of Democrat and pro-abortion Texas candidate Wendy Davis laughing when talking about the disability of the GOP gubernatorial candidate there – his back injury that has Despite frigid conditions along the National Mall, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists carried out a spirited March for Life on Wednesday, buoyed by a major infusion of young supporters and disgusted with President Obama’s relentless defense of what they consider to be the murder of unborn Americans.

Wednesday marks 41 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion across the nation. The March for Life started informally the next year and began attracting massive crowds soon thereafter.

March organizers say one of the most encouraging signs over the past few years is the tremendous growth in young activists, including high-school and college students, as well as young professionals.

Eric Teetsel is executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, a group founded by the late Chuck Colson that describes itself as a national movement of Christians for life, marriage and religious freedom. A young leader himself, Teetsel told WND he is greatly encouraged by the infusion of teens and 20-somethings braving the elements and getting active in the pro-life cause.

“It’s really startling. There are so many high-school and college students who bus in from all over the country. We saw signs from Kansas and Nebraska, Florida, Ohio. I talked to a young priest from New Orleans who had never been to D.C. before,” Teetsel said. “Year after year, you see more of them. I think it’s really true to say that this is the most pro-life generation.”

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