We live in a time when taking a pro-life stand “feels” like it’s becoming more challenging, especially if your stance does not reflect the impassioned views of others. It’s easy to anger those figuratively standing on the other side of the line, and even risk being viewed in a harsh light by those who don’t share your views on the sanctity of life.

It’s times like these, when standing feels the hardest, that it is of the utmost importance to stand FIRM. Scripture reminds us of this in Ephesians 6:13 (NKJV) “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”

Although standing is vital, it isn’t always easy to do, especially when the sanctity of human life and eternity of souls hang in the balance. There are times when we need to encourage ourselves by reflecting on the Word of God and the wisdom God has given others.

35 Pro-Life Quotes to Help You Stand

When you feel weakened or feel alone in your stance, glean strength from these 35 Pro-Life Quotes that are sure to give you strength and courage to plant your feet firmly on the side of life.

Pro-Life Quotes on the Value of Life

  1. “Life is the most basic human right, and without it, no other rights can be enjoyed or protected.” — Unknown
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life “the unborn “without diminishing the value of all human life.” — President Ronald Reagan
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “To be pro-life is to recognize the inherent value of every human being, regardless of their stage of development.” — Author Unknown

Empowering Pro-Life Quotes

  1. “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy
  2. “Every life is a gift and has something unique to contribute to the world.” — Pope Francis
  3. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”— Dr. Seuss
  4. “Abortion does not kill a potential human person, it kills a human person with great potential.”— Author Unknown
  5. “How can the “dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.” — Dr. Alveda C. King

Pro-Life Quotes and Race and Gender Freedom

  1. “It’s not a choice. It’s a human being.” — Author Unknown
  2. “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” — Alice Paul
  3. “Abortion should be listed as a weapon of mass destruction against the voiceless.” — E.A. Bucchianeri
  4. “Most women ‘choose’ abortion precisely because they believe they have no other choice.” — Serrin M. Foster
  5. “When we consider that women are treated as property it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” — Elizabeth Cady Standon
  6. “Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-woman. Three-quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.” — Mother Teresa
  7. “The first feminists were pro-life. Elizabeth C. Stanton called abortion ‘evil.’ Sarah F. Norton called abortion a ‘crime.’ Susan B. Anthony called abortion ‘child murder.’ Alice Paul called abortion ‘child murder.’ Alice Paul called abortion the “ultimate exploitation of women.’” — Lisa Rose
  8. “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. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.” — Alveda King
  9. “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
  10. “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 preborn

Religious Pro-Life Quotes

  1. “ So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27, NKJV)
  2. “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19, NKJV)
  3. “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them” (Psalm 127:3-5a, NKJV)
  4. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5, NKJV)
  5. “From conception to our final breath on this earth, all life is a sacred gift from Almighty God. It must be cherished in our hearts and protected through our actions, both in our capacity as individuals and also through our laws and policies as a nation.” — Dr. James Dobson
  6. “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:13-14, NKJV)
  7. “The Bible makes it clear that God sees the unborn infant not as a piece of superfluous biological tissue, but as a person created by Him for life.” — Billy Graham
  8. “The Bible is a pro-life book, and our God is a pro-life God.” — Jess Ford
  9. “Human life is created in God’s image, and that makes it sacred.” — Colin S. Smith
  10. “Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.” (Proverbs 31:8, NKJV)


Just as one preborn baby is important to God, your individual stand is both important to God and powerful in the fight to save babies and souls across the nation. Do not allow the fear of opposition or the deception of the pro-choice world to cause you to sway. Allow these 35 pro-life quotes to give you the encouragement and boldness you need to stand strong for the voiceless and defenseless.

Every child is made in the image of God, knit together in his or her mother’s womb, is known by the Creator, and has a special calling from God. You are called to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves yet.