Following last year’s election, in which they spent over $30 million in their unsuccessful effort to elect Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood decided that they needed to revamp the way they promote abortion and the destruction of the preborn. Nearly nine months later, they have decided on a plan of action. Earlier this month, it was announced that Planned Parenthood was planning to build a ‘volunteer army’ of 600 community organizing teams spread across the country. Planned Parenthood bragged that since the election they have reached 226,000 volunteers and nearly 1 million supporters, and that with this ‘army’ they would be making sure that their voices were heard.
While Planned Parenthood is making a huge deal over their plan to have a ‘volunteer army’ of 600 community teams, Students for Life serves over 1,000 student-led groups, training over 11,000 students each year conducting nearly 600 trainings annually. Each year, an average of a half million pro-life volunteers descend on Washington DC for March for Life, while still thousands more rally at other ‘sister’ rallies across the country. A pro-abortion columnist for the Washington Post estimated that over half of the Marchers are under the age of 30.
Surveys have shown that over 53% of millennials believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances. What’s worse for them is that not only are the majority millennials pro-life, but, even according to NARAL and EMILY’s List, pro-life millennials are more likely to be passionate about their beliefs than pro-abortion millennials. These passionate pro-life millennials are more inclined to be engaged on social media and ready to stand up for the preborn.
So while Planned Parenthood is planning on doubling down on their pro-abortion policies with this ‘volunteer army’, pro-life organizations like Students for Life will continue to educate, train, and support our thousands of grassroots, student-led groups that are fighting for the lives of the preborn.