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How the right markets the anti-choice movement to young Christians

Late this January, I entered the twilight zone—surrounded by thousands of people rallying against something I think of as settled Supreme Court precedent: a woman’s right to choose. Now, it’s not particularly strange to see people working themselves into a frenzy over the abortion issue, but the youth participation at this year’s March for Life surprised me. I saw an eight-year-old shouting militantly at a 40-year-old pro-choice advocate, scores of high school students in matching hats chanting about baby-killing, a flock of kids dressed as nuns and priests. What motivated tens of thousands of protesters, many of them too young to vote, to spend a miserable, rainy Monday marching in DC?

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This article is reprinted from Campus, the youth-oriented magazine of the Center for American Progress.

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