FACT: There are over six million pro-lifers in the United States who aren't affiliated with religion.
How do we know? According to the Pew Research Center, 19.6% of American adults have no religion. That's approximately 46 million people given the current population of the United States. And according to Gallup, somewhere between 15 and 19 percent of Americans with no religion are pro-life. Do the math, and it comes out to between 6.9 and 8.7 million. Out of an abundance of caution, Secular Pro-Life calls it 6 million.
The true number is likely far higher. We know that many non-religious Americans hesitate to self-identify as pro-life because it is unacceptable in their social circles; many have only "come out" to Secular Pro-Life. Compounding the problem, people with no religion are also more likely than average to believe (wrongly) that the pro-choice position commands a majority.
But all of that is changing. Our numbers are growing. Americans under the age of 30 are both the least religious and the most
pro-life generation. We are enthusiastic, and we are united!
Since the late 1960s, abortion advocates have deliberately framed abortion in religious terms. But as young people age into positions of power, the secular pro-life position will become impossible to ignore.
Stand up and be counted! Submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "6 million photo."
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