Do millennials care about abortion?

On the eve of Roe v. Wade’s 40th anniversary, NARAL Pro-Choice America president Nancy Keenan, 60, announced she would celebrate by stepping down and handing the reins to a younger generation — the same one she had been arguing for years lacks the pro-choice intensity and commitment of her own.Formed originally to repeal abortion bans before Roe, NARAL is now most closely associated with lobbying on the federal and state level, and for its close ties to the Democratic party. Keenan’s departure after eight years follows an election cycle when Democrats didn’t apologize for being pro-choice — and won.This last election year also featured unprecedented public mobilization, across generations, on issues around abortion, birth control, and rape. Two men, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, most closely associated with a total abortion ban lost Senate bids they’d seemed poised to win. Akin, too, came from a House of Representatives where anti-abortion and anti-family planning legislating had seemed like a full-time job, but whose actual legislative victories have been few.Continue Reading…

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Do millennials care about abortion?


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