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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) For January 26, 2020

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

A crowd of young people show their support during the rally preceding the 2017 March for Life in Washington, D.C. Photo by Spirit Juice Studios

Over the last decade - usually around the time of the annual March for Life - we frequently hear and/or see a message shouted or carried by many of our young people like:- 'I AM the Pro-Life Generation" or 'Choose Life'.  The following text is the introduction to a KofC Columbia on-line magazine article entitled 'Voices of the Pro-Life Generation'.  The article essentially focuses on the millennial generation.  Over the next few weeks we will feature the pro-life stories on five of these young pro-lifers.

"A national leader of abortion advocacy arrived in downtown Washington, D.C., during the 2010 March for Life and could barely believe her eyes.

Nancy Keenan, then president of NARAL, later told a Newsweek reporter: 'I just thought, my gosh, they are so young.  There are so many of them, and they are so young.'

As if confirming Keenan’s observation, a NARAL survey the same year revealed a sharp 'intensity gap' about abortion among millennials.  While 51% of pro-life voters under the age of 30 considered abortion to be a 'very important' voting issue, only 26% of pro-abortion voters under 30 felt the same way.

Fast-forward a decade, and the cause continues to attract passionate young people. Roughly a quarter of participants in the annual March for Life are high school or college age, and pro-life demonstrations throughout North America are likewise filled with young faces.

Meanwhile, some of the millennials represented in NARAL’s 2010 survey are now at the forefront of the pro-life movement, advocating in various ways for the unborn, abortion- vulnerable women and those struggling with the pain of past abortion.

Columbia spoke with five of these leaders, young Catholic men and women spanning the millennial generation, about their pro-life mission."

Read the entire article and more about the Knights of Columbus at KofC.org - our web site or at: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or in facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

Voices Of The Pro-Life Generation
Young leaders speak about the impact they are having in the preeminent human rights battle of our time
By Knights of Columbus Columbia Magazine Staff (1/1/2020)
A national leader of abortion advocacy arrived in downtown Washington, D.C., during the 2010 March for Life and could barely believe her eyes.

Nancy Keenan, then president of NARAL, later told a Newsweek reporter: “I just thought, my gosh, they are so young. There are so many of them, and they are so young.”......

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   To learn more about the organizations & ministries the IWKnights support through our Pro-life efforts. . . . . . .
  • Coalition for Life St. Louis – Ending abortion through prayer
  • ThriVe® St. Louis Express Women’s Healthcare
    • St. Louis City + St. Charles County + North County + Mobile Medical Fleet

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