It's been awhile since I've shown my blog some love, and even longer since I spoke on an issue, but the recent videos on Planned Parenthood has spurred me to answer a frequent question as to why I, a millennial, am pro-life. It's a real easy answer: I am pro-life because my generation is the most aborted generation in human history - some estimates have at least a third of our brothers and sisters never having made it out of the womb.
It's also easy to explain how this happened. Our parents, the baby boomers, were at their most fertile time during our origins, roughly the late 1970s and into the early 1990s, and they were also awash in the ideology of "my body, my choice", and flush with the "If it feels good, do it" philosophy that was going on at the time. "Doing it", for the most part, translated into "lots and lots of sex", because holding back on your sexual urges meant that you were repressed and you needed to be free, so you just went nuts on the copulation. They were, of course, also supposed to be using birth control, and many did, but many did not, because you know - passion of the moment often got in the way. Also, it's theoretically possible to get pregnant despite the use of some birth controls. So with the largest generation in human history going nutzo with the promiscuity, the logical outcome would be many, many unplanned pregnancies.
And those "unplanned pregnancies" were us, the millennials. Well, they were pregnant, but thanks to the new attitudes about pregnancy and motherhood, they didn't have to stay that way, and a good third of them did not! So our generation was the recipient - more accurately, the victim - of this new way of thinking, and we are missing brothers and sisters that we should be growing up with right now. So this is why I am pro-life - for my brothers and sisters that couldn't be here with me right here and right now. Having to explain all this is mind-boggling to me, but I apparently need to, because many of my generation seem to think that we all should be "down" with this line of thinking as well. Many of my generation also seem to be "down" with socialism, and that really boggles my mind, because socialism is the greatest inhibitor and destroyer of human rights in human history, so why would I be "down" with that?
Also puzzling to me is the belief that millennials should view that aborting their own children shows that they've "arrived". Given how extensively our parents aborted our generation, why would it be a point of pride that we abort our own children? If anything, this makes us worse than our parents, and not better, because rather than learn from our own victimization, we instead continue it with our own children. But it's said that patterns of abuse in one generation usually continue into the next generation, so this really shouldn't be surprising.
So I will be pro-life, for the reasons I listed above, because I think it's the best way to break the cycle of abuse begun by our parents. If I must stand alone in this belief, then so be it. I'd rather stand alone and be right than be in a crowd and be wrong. I am very much a people person, but I'm not afraid to be alone if it comes to that.
This is why I, a millennial, am pro-life.
Oh, one last note: Those unborn children that you're seeing in those PP videos? Those aren't the children of baby boomers - they're the children of millennials! We have become our parents!