A new pro-abortion coalition is getting help from pro-abortion celebrities in a new effort to try to recruit more young people to the movement.
Abortion activism has been waning among young people, and the pro-abortion movement is worried. Studies show that young pro-lifers are more active and involved in the issue than those who are young and pro-abortion.
The new All Access Coalition, which includes Planned Parenthood, NARAL, the ACLU and a handful of others, appears to be trying to motivate young abortion activists by using the glitter and glamour of celebrities.
Australian jazz artist Sia and “Ghostbusters” reboot actress Leslie Jones are among those scheduled to perform at a pro-abortion event hosted by the coalition on Sept. 10 in Cleveland, Ohio, The Plain Dealer reports. Others include Comedy Central’s Jessica Williams and eight-time Latin Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade, according to the report. The event is free, but tickets are required.
“All Access is such an inclusive group that I’m proud to be part of this,” Sia said in a news release. “We all need to stand together and be a part of creating the future we hope to see.’”
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Ohio appears to be the location of the main All Access event, but smaller pro-abortion events also are being planned on the same day across the U.S. The coalition is advertising the events as free nights of music, comedy and fun to support abortion.
The goal is to promote “abortion access” and mobilize pro-abortion people who are “inactive on the issue,” according to the coalition website.
“People across America face unfair challenges, restrictions and obstacles in accessing their reproductive rights,” the website states. “All Access galvanizes the commonsense majority that believes all individuals should be able to access the care they need, when they need it. Together, we can make abortion access a reality across all communities.”
The groups involved in the pro-abortion project are: ACLU, Advocates for Youth, All* Above All, Center for Reproductive Rights, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Council of Jewish Women, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Network of Abortion Funds, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, SisterSong and Whole Woman’s Health.
The success of the pro-abortion groups’ shallow marketing ploy seems unlikely. A new poll by Students for Life found that most young adults do not support the abortion lobby’s radical agenda.
“Planned Parenthood would have the nation believe that young women are fighting with them on their extreme abortion agenda but that’s not the case,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life. “Planned Parenthood only has 275 campus groups and Students for Life has 1,043. Additionally, we have found that only 17% of millennials hold the extreme view on abortion – that it should be legal at any time for any reason – as Hillary Clinton, who Planned Parenthood militantly supports.”
The study found that 56 percent of millennials say abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances, and only 17 percent say abortion should be legal at any time, for any reason.
Other polling found that 66 percent of young people oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. Currently, one of the abortion lobby’s top goals is to overturn the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayer funding of abortions.