Here’s Why Banning Abortion is the Opposite of Pro-Life

People against abortion will tell you it’s because they’re pro-life. Here’s how that isn’t true.

Brooke Meredith
5 min readMay 16, 2022


Because it does. Especially with this. (Image by Gayatri Malhotra from

If banning abortion were about being pro-life, then people would see the obvious oxymoron and contradiction this creates.

Making abortion inaccessible ultimately creates more death than there was prior

Removing access to abortion for women will not stop them from happening, just like making drugs illegal doesn’t stop people from using them.

If abortion is illegal, women will just get dangerous, back alley, medically unsound abortions, which will result in way more unnecessary death.

Anyone who’s done any reading about or rational thinking on the topic knows this. Thus, banning abortion will not create more life. It will result in more death of both babies and mothers.

If banning abortion were about being “pro-life,” we would have way more accessible and abundant maternity supports on hand for women

Such as, to give birth in a hospital would be free and not result in a bill for thousands of dollars as it currently does, since we’d want to encourage and financially support the mother in bringing new life into the world, so she’d have the most resources possible.

Another example: childcare would either be dirt cheap or free like it is in most other developed, rich countries because we’d want to best support mothers and parents in caring for this new life in a way that doesn’t result in them being overstressed and financially strained or without any free time to then be with their children because they have to work so much to pay for the obscenely expensive childcare.

Yet another example: women would get fully paid maternity leave for a year or more, so they are available to offer fully focused care to their children without being financially compromised for it or worrying about losing their jobs as a result.



Brooke Meredith

Ravenous reader. Social scientist. Foodie. Novelist. Adventurer. Romantic and idealist.