These powerful pro-life quotes highlight the importance of preserving the sanctity of life and the importance of protecting the unborn. Whether you are looking for inspiration or want to learn more about the pro-life position, these quotes will provide insight into the beliefs of those who support a pro-life stance.

On this page, we use the label “pro-life quotes” in the most general sense. At End Abortion Now, we believe in the complete and total abolition of abortion but understand that looking up the term “abolition quotes” will more than likely yield results about slavery. So to eliminate confusion and help people find this resource, we have decided to classify this list as we did.

Pro-Life Quotes from Political Figures

  • “The pro-life cause is the preeminent cause of our time, and this struggle between the gospel of life and the culture of death will determine the destiny of mankind.”
    Peter Garrett, Member of the Australian House of Representatives
  • “I served in the military for 21 years, not to take life but to protect life. That includes the unborn. On average, 900 African American babies are killed per day. Since 1973, 19 million black American babies have been killed because of abortion. It’s ironic to me that the folks who want to protect my life and my rights want to kill me at birth. I’m appalled at this bill (AZ HB 2696) that is a direct attack on the sanctity of life, not only for Black Americans but for all Americans.”
    – Walt Blackman, AZ State Representative and first Black Republican elected to the Arizona State Legislature
  • “I believe our society has a responsibility to defend the vulnerable and the weak.  And I believe our nation should set a goal that unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law.”
    President George W Bush
  • Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents.”
    – President George W Bush
  • “The right to life is not a woman’s issue.  The Lord is the giver of life and only He can make choices about life.  It is always a reward to have life … only the Lord gives and takes life.”
    Margaret Heckler, former Secretary of Health, Welfare, and Education
  • “It’s time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being, and we change the policy to be pro-life and protect children instead of ripping up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick.”
    Mike Huckabee, American politician, Christian minister and political commentator
  • “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
    President Ronald Reagan
  • “We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life–the unborn–without diminishing the value of all human life.”
    President Ronald Reagan
Pro-life quote from President George W Bush
President George W Bush

Pro-Life Quotes from Apologists, Pastors, and Theologians

  • “For a Christian to speak or act publicly in a pro-choice manner is a scandal to the Gospel and name of Jesus Christ.”
    Fr. Frank Pavone, Director, Priests for Life
  • “The abortion industry kills as many Black people every four days as the Klan killed in 150 years.”
    John Piper, Theologian, Author, Pastor and Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary
  • “Use your imagination to see what abortion really is! Fight against the kind of social stupor that gripped Nazi Germany – the feeling that the problem is so huge and so horrendous and so out of our control that I just can’t be wrong to let it be. Use your imagination to see and feel what is really happening behind those sterile clinic doors. If you could see each little handiwork of God and what it looks like when it is being crushed or poisoned or starved, you would say, this can’t be happening. Civilized people do not do this! The children will not be saved and God’s work will not be reverenced without an act of sustained sympathetic imagination. Otherwise, it is out of sight out of mind – just like Auschwitz. It just couldn’t be happening and so we act as if it isn’t.”
    John Piper, Theologian, Author, Pastor and Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary
  • “One thing that people have gotten tired of hearing me talk about over the last 20 years is the Black Genocide. It has killed more black people than all other causes of death combined. Black women make up 12% of the population but 36% of abortions. This began with Margaret Sanger and her Negro Project, and the desire to eliminate unwanted races.”
    Dr. Voddie Bauchum, Pastor, Author and Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Zambia
  • “If the unborn is not a human person, no justification for abortion is necessary. However, if the unborn is a human person, no justification for abortion is adequate.”
    Greg Koukl, Christian Apologist and Founder of Stand to Reason
  • “I am increasingly suspicious that shadow language is used because many political leaders either don’t support abortion and are afraid to say so or because they want to pretend that a moral evil is somehow a moral good.”
    Cardinal Roger Mahoney, on the phrase “a woman’s right to choose…”
  • “Some people argue that changing laws will not eliminate abortions.  What is forgotten, however, is that the law is the great teacher.  Children grow up believing that if a practice is legal, it must be moral.”
    Cardinal John O’Connor
  • “Thirty-eight states treat the killing of an unborn child as a form of homicide. They have what are called “fetal homicide laws.” It is illegal to take the life of the unborn if the mother wants the baby, but it is legal to take the life of the unborn if she doesn’t. We reject this right to define personhood in the case of Nazi anti-Semitism, Confederate race-based slavery, and Soviet Gulags. When we define the humanness of the unborn by the will of the powerful, we know what we are doing.”
    John Piper, Theologian, Author, Pastor and Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary
  • “My aim is to hasten the day when being publicly pro-choice will be as reprehensible as being publicly racist. Racism might…result in the killing of innocent humans. But abortion always results in the killing of innocent humans.”
    John Piper, Theologian, Author, Pastor and Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary
  • “There is no more precious gift you can give than life.  Our forefathers … fought and bled to bring about in this land a nation dedicated to the premise that all men are created equal.”
    Dr. Pat Robertson, Televangelist and Political Commentator
  • “I tried to get my mind around the arguments from the so-called ‘pro-choice’ position. Most of them could seem very defensible from the surface. But when you dig just a little below the surface, you see how ridiculous these claims become. Taking a person’s life is not ‘health care.’”
    Randy Smith, Pastor, and Founder of Christian Travel Study Programs
Pro-life quote from Voddie Bauchum
Dr. Voddie Bauchum

Pro-Life Quotes from Historical and Religious Figures

  • “The hairsplitting difference between formed and unformed makes no difference to us.  Whoever deliberately commits abortion is subject to the penalty for homicide.”
    Saint Basil, 1st century Greek bishop in Cappadocia, Asia Minor
  • “The fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being and it is a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.”
    John Calvin, French Theologian, Pastor, and Reformer
  • “No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed.  It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death.”
    Susan B Anthony
  • “She who has deliberately destroyed a fetus must bear the penalty for murder. Moreover those who aid her, who give abortifacients for the destruction of a child conceived in the womb are murderers themselves, along with those receiving the poisons.”
    Basil of Caesarea, Canons 118.2
  • “There are two ways: the way of life and the way of death, and the difference between these two ways is great. Therefore, do not murder a child by abortion or kill a newborn infant.”
    The Didache, Didache 1.1; 2.2
  • “You shall love your neighbor more than your own life. You shall not slay a child by abortion. You shall not kill that which has already been generated.”
    The Epistle of Barnabas, Epistle of Barnabas 19.5
  • “Saying that there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers.”
    Mother Teresa
Pro-life quote from Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa

Pro-Life Quotes from Authors and Educators

  • “There was a time when our enemies wore white hoods and drove old pickups. But today, they wear white lab coats and drive Jaguars. For our (black) community, the real weapon of mass destruction is the suction machine at the local Planned Parenthood.”
    Dr. Johnny Hunter, Speaker, Educator and President of Global Life & Family Mission
  • “Some ‘pro-choice’ advocates claim to base their beliefs on the Bible. They maintain that Scripture does not prohibit abortion. They are wrong. The Bible does, in fact, emphatically prohibit the killing of innocent people (Ex. 20:13) and clearly considers the unborn to be human beings worthy of protection (21:22–25).”
    Randy Alcorn, Author and founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries
  • “I could feel the baby being torn from my insides. It was really painful…Three-quarters of the way through the operation I sat up…In the cylinder I saw the bits and pieces of my little child floating in a pool of blood. I screamed and jumped up off the table…I just couldn’t stop throwing up….”
    Randy Alcorn, excerpt from Why Pro-Life? Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers
  • “Abortion is a profoundly immoral and unjust act: the taking of an innocent human life at its most defenseless. As Christians committed to justice and righteousness, we cannot stand by and just let that happen.”
    Dr. James Anderson, Author
  • “Years of warfare has produced 115,000 Canadian deaths. 30 years of ‘reproductive rights’ by abortion has produced 2 million Canadian deaths. Be anti-abortion.”
    Author Unknown
  • “If a woman plans to terminate her pregnancy, she commonly refers to the life within her as the ‘fetus’.  But if she intends to deliver and love and care for the little child, she affectionately calls him ‘my baby’.”
    Dr. James C. Dobson, Author and Founder of Focus on the Family
  • “For too long the pro life movement has been shouting conclusions rather than establishing facts. Staying focused on the status of the unborn brings moral clarity to the abortion debate.”
    Scott Klusendorf, Author and President of Life Changing Institute
  • “No woman or man has a right to a private conversation with a doctor to conspire how to end someone else’s life. If the unborn are people, then we must protect them.”
    David Platt, Pastor, Author and Founder of Radical
  • “The idea of a natural right is to preserve life, not to kill it; and a constitutional right cannot supersede the natural right to life.”
    Robert J. Spitzer, Author
Pro-life quote from Pastor David Platt
Pastor David Platt

Pro-Life Quotes from Activists and Non-Profits

  • “Over forty years ago, the Supreme Court uttered a lie and codified child sacrifice into law. Since then, the span of four decades has left in its wake millions of sacrificed children while the church has largely been silent.”
    End Abortion Now
  • “Pro-lifers need to call out abortion for what it is – murder – because we do nobody any favors by minimizing the wickedness of sin.”
    Babies Are Still Murdered Here – Documentary
  • “My child lives in the face of every baby whose mother and father were encouraged to choose life because I chose to share my tragedy.”
    Olivia Gans, American Victims of Abortion
  • “The fact that the abortion pill will be imported from the People’s Republic of China …is a human rights issue because the Chinese government…relies heavily on compulsory abortion.”
    Douglas Johnson, Legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee
  • “Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives.”
    Dr. Alveda King, American Activist and Author, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Abortion in the United States is fundamentally racist. Planned Parenthood was founded by a KKK supporting, Hitler admiring Eugenicist who started the “Negro Project” to curtail the black birth rate. Today around 75% of abortion clinics are in minority neighborhoods and black women account for a hugely disproportionate number of abortions.”
    Debi Vandenboom, Wife, mom, and Advocate for women, children, and the pre-born.
Pro-life quote from Dr. Alveda King
Dr. Alveda King

Pro-Life Quotes from Historians and Scholars

  • “I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact.”
    Stanley Fish, Author and American Legal Scholar
  • “The most significant thing about abortion legislation in Biblical law is that there is none. It was so unthinkable that an Israelite woman should desire an abortion that there was no need to mention this offense in the criminal code. All that was necessary to prohibit an abortion was the command, ‘You shall not murder’ (Ex. 20:13).”
    Meredith Kline, American theologian and Old Testament scholar
  • “The “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” begins with “life”, and “life” begins at conception.”
    A.E. Samaan, Investigative Historian
Pro-life quote from Stanley Fish
Stanley Fish

Pro-Life Quotes from Medical Professionals

  • “The medical profession has a special responsibility to protect and preserve human life from the moment of conception. This responsibility arises not only from our scientific knowledge but also from our commitment to the sanctity of life.”
    Dr. John C. Willke, physician, author, and anti-abortion activist
  • “The right to life is the first right mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every human being, born or pre-born, is entitled to this fundamental right.”
    Dr. Jerome Lejeune, French pediatrician and geneticist
  • “The life of the unborn is of equal value to the life of the mother, and any law that disregards this is unjust and must be opposed.”
    Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino, physician, bioethicist and academic
Pro-life quote from Dr. Jerome Lejeune
Dr. Jerome Lejeune

Pro-Life Quotes from Celebrities

  • “Let’s not pretend that abortion isn’t about the mass slaughter of innocents.”
    Michael Aston, Record Producer 117
  • “This much I know is true. Abortion is an atrocity. Those who practice or praise it are either damn idiots, misguided fools, or treacherous devils.”
    Christopher Titus, American Comedian
Pro-life quote from Christopher Titus
Christopher Titus

Pro-Life Quotes from Notable Documents

  • “The child, by reason of higher physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.”
    United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child, November 1959
  • “The difference between the way of life and the way of death is great.  Therefore, do not murder a child by abortion or kill a newborn infant.”
    The Didache, apostolic moral teachings compiled at the end of the first century A.D.