Jim Harbaugh is against abortion … and the Michigan football coach delivered an impassioned message on the controversial topic, saying, “I believe in having the courage to let the unborn child be born.”
Harbaugh – who is Catholic – was tapped to deliver the keynote address on Sunday at the Plymouth Right to Life dinner and auction at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan … where he spoke passionately about abortion , according to Detroit Catholic.
“I believe in having the courage to let the unborn child be born,” Harbaugh said. “I love life. I believe in having loving care and respect for life and death. My faith and science is what drives these beliefs in me.”
According to the outlet, the theme for the evening was “We were made to be brave,” and Harbaugh, along with his wife, Sarah and Father Jean Ricardoanother keynote speaker, underlined this in his speeches.
Jim’s comments come at a time when the abortion rights debate is raging in the country…especially after the The Supreme Court recently ruled citizens do not have the constitutional right to have an abortion.
Throughout the night, Harbaugh acknowledged that abortion conversations can get “heated” and “messy” … but maintaining respect and civility when dealing with each other can go a long way.
“I have faith in the American people to ultimately develop the right policies and laws for all lives involved,” Harbaugh said. “I recognize that a person’s personal thinking about the morality of a particular action may differ from their thinking about whether the government should make that action illegal.”
Harbaugh said he’s well aware that the government allows things that others deem immoral, but out of respect for the “greater good or constitutional right” those actions are allowed…but in Jim’s eyes, the abortion does not meet these criteria.
“At the end of the day, I don’t believe that’s the case with abortion,” Harbaugh said. “Yes, there are conflicts between the legitimate rights of the mother and the rights of the unborn child.”
“One resolution can involve incredible hardship for mother, family and society. Another results in the death of an unborn person.”