By CJ, PLF Programs Coordinator
I just drove 300 miles, from Boston to Philly, to attend a political convention – when I don’t like politics – to sleep on floor when I could be sleeping in a bed, and to talk to people who may want to listen to what I have to say.
I just drove to the Democratic National Convention with my Boston chapter of Pro-Life Future young professionals, and it may be the most important thing I do this Summer – or the most impactful.
Because the majority of Americans in my generation are pro-life, and one of the two major political parties has just ratified the most pro-abortion platform in the history of our nation, and nominated the most vehemently pro-abortion candidate in its history. The Democrats, traditionally the party “for the little guy” has thrown the littlest guy as far under the bus as it’s possible to go – and yet this isn’t a matter of underdog versus political powerhouse. Because at the same time they’ve abandoned women and the preborn to the for-profit abortion business of Planned Parenthood, they’ve also turned their backs on the sleeping giant of an as-yet unrecognized majority: My generation, the Millennials. We are the pro-life generation.
As I drive into Philly for the opening crash of a convention of politicians, I am here not to protest as the “little guy”. I am here not to scrabble at the foot of overwhelming power. I am here, looking down on a small minority, saying hellloooooo, have you missed something?
I am here with my fellow young professionals – the Beantown Pro-Life Future Chapter meeting up with the Pennsylvania chapter meeting up with the all-millennial team from Life Matters Journal because it is important that the minority voices blathering on at this convention don’t drown out the quiet, often easy-going majority of my peers – my pro-life peers.
My pro-life nation.
The Democrats haven’t just plugged in a minority voice nationally to their prattling on stage; they’ve plugged in a minority even within their own party, which is swamped with pro-life democrats who don’t get a voice in the process, or a chance with this new platform of pro-Planned-Parenthood-love-the-patriarchy-promoting-abortion-love-fest.
It is extremely important that we – we pro-life, we young people, we the majority – show up at the DNC. Our voices are the majority.
But the DNC gives the minority a bullhorn. It’s time we amplified the truth that life is an inherent right, that abortion is a solution to that kills one, and degrades another, that we are a generation who will endure the oppression of a minority of abortion advocates no more.
We are the pro-life future – no, we are the pro-life present.
This may be the most impactful thing I do this Summer – because attending the DNC as a pro-life young professional gives voice to what is already reality: This nation is sick of abortion, which has killed ¼ of my generation. This nation is young and pro-life. Can you hear us? Because we’re not going away.