Is it true that what you don’t know can’t hurt you? Is ignorance bliss or a bust? When it comes to the shady dealings of the abortion lobby who make their profit off killing preborn children, the Pro-Life Generation can’t trust them farther than we can throw them — but new polling seems to show that this is also true for a majority of Millennial and Gen Z voters. Despite being expected to treat information on abortion from abortion vendors themselves as the gospel truth, findings from a 2024 YouGov-Vinea poll demonstrate that youth voters are much more skeptical and actually want a fact check. Here’s what you need to know:
The recently released poll, commissioned by Students for Life of America (SFLA) and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, went in-depth with our younger generations on multiple key issues relating to abortion — including their thoughts on the state of abortion information today. What is that exactly?
The United States has no real concept of what our abortion landscape looks like because we currently have no National Abortion Reporting Law.
As SFLA President Kristan Hawkins wrote in an article at The Washington Times entitled “What We Don’t Know About Abortion Can Hurt Us,”
“Abortion in America is marketed by its proponents as completely safe. The problem is that the conversation ends with “don’t ask, don’t tell” style assurances because there is no national abortion reporting law tracking or monitoring a chemically or surgically induced event impacting women across the country. What makes this a problem is President Biden and his Democratic Party allies are pledging that more abortion is the one thing voters can count on them, as crime and inflation spiral out of control. But is more abortion a good thing for women? Its impact on the preborn is more than painfully obvious.”
In fact, Hawkins continues in her op-ed to explain that the only United States abortion information that we have available is voluntarily provided to us by groups with the abortion lobby — and that’s pretty concerning when we consider the accuracy of such information. This situation can be compared to a hypothetical one that Hawkins posits: what if we only allowed “the tobacco industry to be the sole provider of all information on the harms of cigarette smoking?” Those on both sides of the aisle can see why that would be problematic.
Yet this is exactly what we have going with abortion today — and when Millennials and Gen Z were informed of this issue, a majority wanted to fix it.
According to the poll, after learning that there is currently no National Abortion Reporting Law to verify what members of the abortion industry (like Planned Parenthood) tell the public is true, almost 6 in 10 (57%) supported a National Abortion Reporting law that included tracking complications from abortion. A quarter of this demographic strongly supported such a measure, and only 10% wanted to keep their blindfold on.
That’s nearly 60% of the youth vote showing clear distrust of the abortion lobby and asking for further transparency on the life issue — because you don’t have to be pro-life to want to know what the facts truly are. That’s called being intellectually honest, and Millennials and Gen Z clearly believe our country could use a dose of it. They’re not wrong.
Read the 2024 You-Gov Vinea executive summary in its entirety by clicking HERE.
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