American Heritage Girls: ‘Now More Than Ever, We’re Seeing Youth Embrace the Title of the Pro-Life Generation’
February 8, 2021
CINNCINATI, Ohio — A new poll conducted by Students for Life of America, a national pro-life organization on college campuses nationwide, found unexpectedly strong support for the pro-life movement among millennials and Generation Z members.
“Now more than ever, we are seeing today’s youth embracing the title of the Pro-life Generation. American Heritage Girls (AHG, www.americanheritagegirls.org) teaches its members to respect life from conception to natural death,” said Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage.
“AHG’s Respect Life Patch, earned by girls who participate in an event that brings attention to respecting life or by providing service to an organization whose mission/purpose demonstrates a desire to respect life, is the most earned patch in the AHG Program.
“One of the things that attract girls to AHG is our strong affirmation of a Biblical worldview, which includes respecting all life from conception to natural death.”
The Students for Life of America poll surveyed 800 registered voters nationwide between the ages of 18-34 from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11. Respondents were asked to provide their views on abortion policy. The results have an error margin of plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.
About 30% of respondents identified themselves as Republicans, while 36% were Democrats and 34% were independent. The survey found that “more than 7 out of 10 expressed support for limits on abortion.”
When asked for their position on abortion, 19% of respondents said that “abortion should be allowed at any time during a woman’s pregnancy and for any reason.” Another 19% said that “abortion should be legal only in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.”
Meanwhile, 15% responded that “abortion should be legal for any reason, but not after five months of pregnancy when the fetus is viable and can feel pain.”
American Heritage Girls was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. American Heritage Girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.
Today there are Troops in every state and in 15 countries around the world through the Trailblazer Program. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. There are thousands of volunteer members across the country helping girls to grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine.
To schedule interviews with Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage Girls (AHG, www.americanheritagegirls.org), contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Marjorie Pratt, 610.584.1096, ext. 107, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.