LifeNews Reported: Nancy Keenan, the president of the pro-abortion group NARAL is quitting her position, saying she needs to be replaced by someone younger. The pro-abortion activist lamented the lack of young pro-abortion stalwarts in the movement.
Keenan originally made her decision in May, and the chairs of the boards of directors of NARAL and its legislative arm announced she had chosen not to renew her contract , which expires at the end of December. Keenan, who took the reins of the organization in December 2004, will continue heading up the organization’s political action arm until a replacement is found.
“Part of my decision was that, at 40, you have the opportunity to engage a new generation, the Millenials, because they are so huge, and that the person at the helm of this organization could reflect that youth and a younger generation,” Keenan said in an interview with The Hill. “Because now the responsibility lies with these next generations to be vigilant.”
She admitted younger Americans are not as energized about promoting abortion.
“This isn’t on the top of their list of issues that they’re concerned about right now,” she said. “And so we have to close that intensity gap, we have to make the case for the importance of the vigilance around this issue.”
“This Millennial generation… they are pro-choice, but there is an intensity gap and there still has to be some connecting the personal to the political,” Keenan said, although polling data shows young Americans are more pro-life than older generations.
- The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/abortion/274597-pro-choice-champion-stepping-down
- Polling Data: Young Adults More Pro-Life Than Other Age Groups:http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/polling-data-young-adults-more-pro-life-than-other-age-groups/
- Pro-Abortion Group’s Internal Research Shows Pro-Life Youth More Passionate: http://www.lifenews.com/2010/04/19/nat-6265/
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