But what's really interesting is the distinctions that she sees between pro-life youth and pro-abortion youth; she dubs it the "intensity gap". Here it is, according to the Post. "While most young, antiabortion voters see abortion as a crucial political issue, NARAL’s own internal research does not find similar passion among abortion-rights supporters." She's onto something, although she is not admitting to some very obvious causes.
These young people, pro-life and pro-abortion, have some key things in common:
- They are a generation who did not enjoy legal protection as persons while they were in their mothers' wombs. The generations preceding them (including Keenan) did enjoy such protection.
- At least one third of their generation is missing due to abortion. Those aborted individuals might have been a neighbor, best friend, sibling or spouse. They know it.
So given all that, is it any wonder that the pro-life youth are so passionate to end the scourge that has robbed them of so many people in their lives while the "pro-choice" youth are less than enthused about the same scourge that has deprived them in similar fashion?
As Keenan leaves that atmosphere of death and darkness, let's pray that she continues to wake up. Perhaps for that intention, we can ask for the intercession of Dr Bernard Nathanson, the late co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League who realized the errors of his ways, left that business and died an ardent pro-life Catholic.