Pro-Life Advocates: The True Proponents of Women’s Health

Women's Health, Health Care, Medical, Insurance, Abortion, Rights

Many of those who are pro-choice claim to be interested in promoting women’s health.

Because of this, let us take a closer look at exactly what reproductive health is.

Reproductive health can be defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being (in) all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes….and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so” [1].

These should be legally protected by law, and are a branch of human rights.

Those who are pro-life actually agree that couples should have the information and freedom to plan their families in a natural way until another life becomes involved. This includes deciding the number and spacing of children, without coercion or violence [2].

Those who are pro-life also firmly believe that women should also have access to appropriate health care to support the mother and the child.

It is important, however, not to misunderstand these rights.

Abortion, a procedure that’s sole purpose is to take the life of an innocent child and often results in harm to the pregnant mother, may never legitimately be considered good reproductive health care.

Once a child, the parents are responsible for protecting the preborn infant from harm.

Killing a pre-born infant should never be thought of as a reproductive right any more than would be killing a child after it has already been born.


[1] United Nations. (1997). Women The Right to Reproductive and Sexual Health.

[2] Ibid


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