Do millennials know anything about historical atrocities? It was bad enough that only 4 in 10 millennials understood the Holocaust, but now a new poll shows that as many as 57% of millennials know little to nothing about Roe v. Wade, the ghastly SCOTUS decision that made abortion a constitutional right by judicial fiat.
According to a Democratic pollster, millennials do not know what Roe v. Wade is about, or when abortion was legalized, with many believing it happened after the American Revolution, nearly 200 years before it was decided.
"Millennials think that Roe v. Wade happened right after the American Revolution," Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research, said on a Friday episode of "What America’s Thinking."
The claim is supported by a 2013 study from the Pew Research Center finding that 57% adults aged 18 to 29 had no knowledge that Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. Not only did it legalize abortion, as noted by LifeNews, it turned America into one of the most liberal countries in the world on the issue:
When Roe v. Wade was handed down, many abortion supporters stated that abortion would be “safe, legal, and rare.” That has proved itself to not be the case. Even some abortion advocates say the poorly-written case has no constitutional basis, and its loose language has opened the door to widespread abortions.
Because of Roe and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, the United States is one of only seven countries in the world that permits elective abortions past 20 weeks — a fact confirmed by the Washington Post fact checker.
Roe v. Wade opened the doors to 60 million abortions in America. The case, along with Doe v. Bolton, forced states to allow abortions for almost any reason up to birth. The two decisions took away states’ power to regulate abortions and protect unborn babies. More recent Supreme Court rulings have allowed for modest abortion regulations and restrictions, but abortions remain widely unregulated in the first and second trimester of pregnancy.
The polls may show ignorance of the issue, but a Gallup poll did find that more than half of Americans want a serious rollback on abortion or made illegal. A Knights of Columbus poll also found that 76% of Americans support abortion restrictions.
President Trump's SCOTUS pick could very well sway the court rightward enough to overturn Roe or hollow it out significantly.