Reviews | Clarify the pro-life position


Contrary to what the pro-choice movement claims, pro-life people support women and life after birth.


If I had a dime for every time I heard a misconception about being pro-life, I might afford season tickets to all of Hawkeye’s games.

A common misconception is that pro-life people only care about life in the womb. Those who oppose abortion support children after birth and some adopt or support adoption. As someone who cannot have biological children, I would like the Biden administration to fund adoption instead of Abortion.

PROLIFE across AMERICA, a national non-profit organization based on Biblical and Roman Catholic teachings, networks with 3,000 pro-life agencies nationwide that provide confidential counseling, pregnancy and adoption information, and medical services to women, including postabortion services.

It’s not true that pro-life people don’t support adoption or women – we support life after birth as well.

Students for Life, the largest national pro-life organization, also opposes euthanasia or assisted suicide. As a future graduate student in clinical psychology, I support suicide prevention and help people struggling with their mental health.

Hannah Dake, a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication and a member of the UI chapter of students for life, said she advocates for mental health and is against euthanasia .

“My belief is that pro-life extends beyond abortion,” Dake said. “We are called to walk with people through any thoughts of suicide they may have.”

Dake said when speaking to his friends who are pro-choice, they often say that pro-life people care more about the baby than the mother. Dake said she volunteered with a Young Parents Network, a non-religious, non-partisan organization that helps people get through young pregnancies.

It’s not true that pro-life people don’t care about the mother. We want to help her with everything she needs to get through the pregnancy. We also see the fetus in her as a human being. There is nothing inherent in believing that being in the womb does not diminish your right to live.

Additionally, some pro-life people do not oppose abortion if it is a life and death situation. I personally agree in this case – this is health care and not only does the mother have the right to an abortion, but she deserves compassion and sympathy. However, I think it is wrong to use these tragic situations to justify abortion when it is not a life and death situation.

Although Iowa has strict abortion policies, funding for abortion is not restricted in cases of rape or life threatening. To compensate for abortion cases, Iowa is encouraging adoption.

He is free to adopt from Iowa foster care system and Iowa does not require someone to be married to adopt. Iowa for LIFE has links to adoption agencies on their website and “values ​​the sanctity of all human life, from fertilization to natural death”.

They advocate throughout the state of Iowa on life-related issues, including euthanasia.

There are misconceptions about the pro-life stance, such as that all pro-life people are against women’s rights and only care about life in the womb. Being pro-life is about more than just being anti-abortion, including the belief that all human beings have dignity and worth.


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