Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh, a Catholic, is not backing down from his public pro-life stance, saying over the weekend that he and his wife Sarah would help raise a child if anyone in his personal circle, including his players, were thinking about abortion.
Harbaugh recently made headlines for speaking at the Plymouth Right to Life event in Michigan, where he emphatically stated, “I believe in having the courage to let the unborn be born.”
“Let’s discuss it,” Harbaugh expanded on his pro-life views to ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski. “I’ve told [them] the same thing I tell my kids, boys, the girls, same thing I tell our players, our staff members. I encourage them if they have a pregnancy that wasn’t planned, to go through with it, go through with it. Let that unborn child be born, and if at that time, you don’t feel like you can care for it, you don’t have the means or the wherewithal, then Sarah and I will take that baby.”
At the pro-life charity event, Harbaugh said each human — born and unborn — has value.
“In God’s plan, each unborn human truly has a future filled with potential, talent, dreams and love,” the football coach said, The Daily Wire reported. “I have living proof in my family, my children, and the many thousands that I’ve coached that the unborn are amazing gifts from God to make this world a better place.”
“To me, the right choice is to have the courage to let the unborn be born,” he continued. “I believe in having the courage to let the unborn be born,”
“I love life,” Harbaugh added. “I believe in having a loving care and respect for life and death. My faith and my science are what drives these beliefs in me.”
The couple is not worried about being “canceled” for their pro-life views, either, The Daily Wire noted.
“During halftime of a game, talking with the players, I say they are here because they have chosen to be here,” Harbaugh said at the event. “If someone believes in what they stand for, they are choosing to stand for that position, and what kind of person are you if you don’t fight tooth and nail for what you stand for? You get to change hearts by fighting for what you stand for.”