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Last Friday, I joined Austin Hill for the Austin Hill in the Morning radio program on MyFaithRadio. We talked about my blog post titled, “Will Millennials Be the Generation to End Abortion?” Here’s an excerpt from that post:
Probably not, but maybe.
I think technological and scientific advances are the best friends of pro-life advocates. The more we can see with ultrasound technology and the more we learn about the early development of human life, the better chance justice will have to prevail, banning abortion finally and for forever.
A lot of people think Millennials will be the ones to make it happen. I’m not so sure.
Charles Camosy made a compelling point in a USAToday article earlier this spring:
At bottom, young people simply don’t share the basic assumptions of an outdated abortion debate in which it’s either the mother or the embryo. While they want to limit abortion, young people also want much more social support for women, especially when it comes to their being able to keep their children. They will be the generation to finally bring us things such as mandatory paid paternal leave, affordable child care and strictly enforced gender discrimination laws in the workplace. In short, they will refuse to choose between protecting mother and embryo.
He’s got a point, and I think the pro-life argument will grow in support and popularity over the lifetime of the Millennial generation, but I think we may be a long way away from a complete reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Here is the clip from the radio program:
I enjoy talking with Austin about a variety of topics. If you’d like to listen to more of these radio interviews click here.
On a different note, I’m excited to be joining the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches for their 2015 annual convention this weekend in Peoria, IL. I’ll be on a panel with a few people way smarter than me talking about how to reach young people. You can watch the 150-year celebration live here. Scot McKnight, Skye Jethani, and Geoff Surratt are headlining the convention. It’ll be a good time.