I hear the Republicans, especially conservative ones, arguing that they are pro-life. And yet they (in general) support the death penalty. They try to deny women access to birth control. Logic would dictate that were there more ready access to birth control, there could be less need for abortions, which would surely be pro-life.
By trying to force Planned Parenthood clinics out of existence where 94 percent of their activities are involved in womens health, not only reproductive health they are depriving women of needed health services. Women are being denied access to breast cancer exams, birth control information, family planning and other vital services.
My take is that the underlying objection to Planned Parenthoods generally and abortion particularly, is sin if these sinful women try to use birth control (instead of allowing Gods hand to rule), and if they get pregnant, then denying abortion is that womans penalty for sinful behavior. How else can one support denying birth control in the name of the sanctity of life and still avidly support the death penalty?
It is not pro-life and pro-abortion: It is pro-choice and anti-choice.