Shocking Ignorance: 57% of Millennials Polled Don’t Know Anything About Roe v. Wade

Kirsters Baish| Something truly remarkable about millennials is their ignorance. They are able to find just about anything on the internet, but they choose to remain in the dark, even on things they claim to support. Take the issue of abortion, for example. Chicksonright.com writes, “Technology has actually screwed us over. We thrive on instant gratification. Generally speaking, if we can’t figure something out in four seconds, we quit and move on to something else. MSM knows that and has catered to us accordingly.”

When it comes down to the facts, millennials are often in the dark. There have been far too many times that I have seen videos circulating the internet in which young Americans claiming to be part of the Democratic Party are questioned about their political beliefs, but they can’t seem to form a single coherent thought. In fact, often times millennials claiming to be Democrats actually display views that align more with conservatism. The basic idea is smaller government equals more freedom.

The problem is that millennials don’t think that being a Conservative is “cool.” It’s time to break the molds of what “conservatism” means to millennials, because clearly they don’t know the first thing about it.

When it comes down to it, according to a Democratic pollster, 57% of our country’s millennials have no idea when it comes to basics of Roe v. Wade, the American court case which kept abortion legal. Yes, abortion… something that liberals claim to support. But, how can you support something that you know nothing about? You want to hear something truly shocking? Many millennials didn’t even know if Roe v. Wade happened before or after the American Revolution.

The Hill reports that on their new show regarding polling and public opinion, Celinda Lake explained on Friday that “millennials think that Roe v. Wade happened right after the American Revolution.” Lake is the President of Lake Research.

The show, which is called “What America’s Thinking,” went on with Lake explaining, “They have no idea that there was ever a time when abortions were illegal. They certainly don’t want to go back to those times.”

PEW Research Center conducted a study in 2013 which found that 57 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 who were polled didn’t know about Roe v. Wade, a 1973 court case that paved the way for legal abortion. In fact, these millennials didn’t even know that the case had anything to do with abortion at all.

LifeNews reports:

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.