James Joyner proposes that conservatives in the future will have to move away from anti-abortion politics to appeal to the rising generation:
The younger generation, then, have grown up with abortion as a simple fact of life and have no interest in changing that.
However, as Jim Antle notes in his article on the post-election scapegoating of social conservatives, Millennials or “Nexters” (as Pew insists on calling them) are no less pro-life than their elders. The youngest voters are just as split on abortion as the public as a whole: approximately a third favor no restrictions, a fifth want more restrictions in the context of legal abortion, and almost a third support a strict ban with the standard exceptions. There is a slim majority that favors stricter regulation of abortion of one degree or another, so this is one area in which the next generation is not noticeably drifting to the left. Another important thing to bear in mind is the even stronger pro-life sentiments of young evangelicals. Evangelicals by themselves continue to be a very large part of the Republican voting coalition, they are not the only pro-life conservatives, and the intensity of pro-life attitudes seems to be increasing, not waning, among evangelicals, which makes the suggestion that conservatives and the GOP should move away from a pro-life agenda seem unworkable.