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Nearly 60% of Millennials consider abortion a sin, new poll says

by | Oct 24, 2018

By James Risdon

ORLANDO, Florida, October 23, 2018 – The pro-life cause is gaining momentum in the United States with a growing number of American adults – and particularly millennials – now saying abortion is a sin, a recently conducted poll reveals.

In its 2018 State of Theology survey, Lifeway Research surveyed 3,000 adults for Ligonier Ministries and found that a 52 percent majority of American adults now consider abortion a sin, up from 49 percent two years ago.

“Regular churchgoers are even more emphatically opposed to abortion, with 79 percent of them saying that abortion is a sin,” said Dr. Stephen Nichols, chief academic officer of Ligonier and president of Reformation Bible College.

According to the survey, pro-life support is strongest among the 18- to 34-year-old age group, which expressed 57 percent support for the idea that abortion is a sin. Millennial support is growing, up from 50 percent only two years ago. …

“These survey results may surprise some people, but pro-life beliefs have definitely been gaining ground in recent years,” said Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., a teaching fellow at Ligonier Ministries and the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“Pastors and local churches have played a big part in this by teaching about the sanctity of human life,” he said. “Ultrasound images plainly show the humanity of the child in the womb, and they are provoking the consciences of Americans. Christians are playing a lead role in providing counsel and practical care for those in need.”

Editor’s note. This is edited from a post that appeared at LifeSiteNews.

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