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This Year’s March for Life Was Younger Than Ever

Kids are good at hope. It’s good to know there’s a generation coming up with the energy to take on the cultural challenge of a post-Roe United States.

02/11/22

John Stonestreet

Maria Baer

An Atlantic reporter who visited last month’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., painted an encouraging picture: This year’s march was full of teenagers. 

“Liberals might not know just how young the March for Life crowd tends to be,” the reporter wrote, describing groups of high schoolers and college students who’d come from several states away to march in the freezing cold.  

Statistics routinely show that younger people are the most pro-abortion demographic in the country. 

If that’s true, the youthful March for Life crowd is especially encouraging: Young pro-lifers might be the minority, but they’re more mobilized, more willing to face the cold and the criticism, and they’re less quiet. In fact, the Atlantic reporter wasn’t surprised only by the age of the marchers; she also called the atmosphere hopeful 

Kids are good at hope. It’s good to know there’s a generation coming up with the energy to take on the cultural challenge of a post-Roe United States.

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