Referring to the “enthusiasm gap” she saw between older and younger women regarding abortion, pro-abortion Democratic National Committee chair, Debbie Wasserman recently told the New York Times, “I see a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.”
Ms. Wasserman-Schultz is more than right. This “enthusiasm gap” has been noticed for the past several years and is growing wider. Students for Life of America, a mere ten years old, has SFLA clubs on more than 900 college and high school campuses. SFLA trains and equips these young pro-lifers to reach their peers with the truth about unborn children and abortion. Kristan Hawkins, president of Student for Life on America says, “The abortion industry is in a state of panic. They are at a complete loss on how to reach the younger generation who is more intensely passionate about ending abortion than their peers are about supporting it.”
Polls consistently show an American culture changing towards a pro-life view. Recent polls show a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions. And the preponderance of pro-lifers are part of the younger generation.
Reflecting this cultural climate, The Oregon Right to Life Board of Director is more than excited to introduce its new President, Harmony Daws. She replaces beloved, outgoing President Dr. Joan Sage.
Harmony, just entering her 30’s and a graduate of Portland State, has long been a well-spoken, feisty activist. She has a history of being quick to speak up for the rights of the unborn and to speak and write on other Biblical issues. Her heart is to serve and to save. She shows her organizational skills in her managerial positon for a growing Portland company.
Although you may be new to hearing about Harmony, the Board is not. We are excited to have her leadership and know that she will soon become a well-known and well-loved face by all!