Currently 17 of the 21 states with highly restrictive or near total bans on abortion have the death penalty. Six of those states have performed 17 executions in 2021 and 2022. Texas performed an execution last month.
The pro-life movement uses the sanctity of life as its argument against abortion. The states with the death penalty and especially those currently performing executions cannot use the sanctity of life argument against abortion. They are not pro-life; they are anti-abortion.
Pro-life may be about the sanctity of life, but anti-abortion is about controlling women.