Rebecca Hagelin

Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30.

A 28-year old dynamo working on college campuses across the nation, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, exemplifies why hers is the "pro-life generation".
Kristan feels deeply the loss of nearly one-third of her age group. “The undeniable fact is that nearly a third of my generation was killed by abortion. We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, husbands and wives…. But [we’re] determined to set it right. We’ve seen the ultrasounds of our siblings, googled “abortion” and seen the bloody images, and sat with a friend as she cried about her abortion. This youth generation is the most pro-life generation of young people since 1973.”

"This isn't our grandmother's pro-life movement anymore, it belongs to this generation of survivors. To those of us who could have been legally aborted when we were in our mothers' wombs and survived. To those of us who are now being targeted by Planned Parenthood, who has set up shop next to our schools and universities, with 79% being within 5 miles of a college campus."

Yesterday just outside of Washington, DC Students for Life, under Kristan's direction, hosted the largest pro-life training of any group ever assembled. And they were virtually all between the ages of 17-25 years old. 2,500 gathered within hours of today's March for Life to learn how to organize, how to help college co-eds in the midst of a crisis pregnancy, and to see new technology reveal the story of what abortion does - of what abortion really is. Over the past few years, Students for life has trained over 13,000 young people, teaching them how to be effective advocates for the unborn and for their peers.

Said one 21-year-old female participant in Tuesday's training, "You can't see ultrasound clips of preborn babies living and moving inside their moms alongside photos of disassembled babies of the same age and their tiny, bloody bodies without recognizing the injustice of abortion. Dead babies wrapped in newspapers like garbage get your attention. And they make me want to educate myself further so I can help others recognize and help change this gravest of all acts of social injustice."

This young woman reflects the wisdom and growing awareness about the ills of abortion that is characteristic of this generation of college students. An awareness of which older pro-abortion politicians are clueless.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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