Quotations on Abortion

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Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Idea, Abortion, Choice, Circumstances, Woman)

The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact.
- Julie Burchill
(Keywords: Life, Women, Abortion, Fact, Freedom)

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
- Ken Calvert
(Keywords: Purpose, Abortion, Act, Crime, Protection, State)

The two hot issues are the gay issue and the abortion issue. These are the two defining issues in the evangelical community these days. I'm sure that these hot buttons will be pushed, time and time again.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Time, Abortion, Community, Gay, Will)

It's all about the fungibility and money. If Planned Parenthood accesses hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money and they use that for other purposes, then they can use other dollars to fund abortion.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: Money, Abortion, Parenthood)

Every day Catholics prove that you can be a good Catholic and a good Democrat and have a different position from the Church on abortion.
- James Carville
(Keywords: Church, Abortion, Day)

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Equality, Parenting, Women, Abortion, Abuse, Independence, Poverty, Problems, Solution, Today)

For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Policy, Abortion, America, Years)

Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Development, Abortion, Facts, Focus, Public, Want)

Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Policy, Abortion, America, Democracy, Months, Pregnancy, Public, Public policy, Reason, states, United)

Abortion on demand has, in my judgment, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Life, Abortion, Country, Environment, Judgment)

The abortion issue has intersected with my public life from the very beginning.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Life, Abortion, Beginning, Public)

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years. Yet during that same period, more and more women and children have slipped into poverty.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Women, Abortion, Children, Poverty, Years)

I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Mother, People, Hope, Abortion, American, Commitment, Contrast, Republican, Support)

The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Women, Abortion, Children, Freedom, Now, Security)

Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Legal, Abortion, Conscience, Nation, Rest, Will)

Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Decision, Abortion, Adulthood, Americans, Constitution, Privacy, Right)

A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans polled said abortion was the taking of human life. I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Life, Abortion, Americans)

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Equality, Legal, Women, Abortion, Children)

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Family, Health, Legal, Abortion, Planning)

Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You're for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words "abortion" or "tax hikes" pass their lips.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Government, Abortion, Democrats, Taxes, Will, Words)

The issue is not abortion. The issue is whether women can make up their own mind instead of some right-wing pastor, some right-wing politician telling them what to do.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Women, Abortion, Mind, Right)

Expanding eligibility of family planning services to low-income women will maximize cost-savings to both federal and state governments, reduce the disparities in access to family planning services for low-income women, and decrease the incidence of abortion in the U.S.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Family, Women, Abortion, Planning, State, Will)

Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are. What a pity that, when pregnant with him, his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Mother, Abortion, Pity)

I want to know how these very people who are against war because of loss of life can possibly be the same people who are for abortion? They are the same people who are for animal rights, but they are not for the rights of the unborn.
- Jim Gibbons
(Keywords: Life, War, People, Abortion, Rights, Loss, Want)

The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.
- Ruth Bader Ginsberg
(Keywords: Control, Abortion, Privacy, Right)

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Keywords: Change, Women, Policy, Abortion, Choice, Laws, Obvious, Poor, states, Will, Woman)

In addition, the bill passed by the House requires a person performing an abortion on a minor from a different state to notify one parent in the home state.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Home, Abortion, State)

I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: Government, Abortion, Alliance, Legislation)

That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.
- Jesse Helms
(Keywords: Marriage, Abortion, Senate)

In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.
- Leon Kass
(Keywords: Life, Abortion, Woman)

I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God.
- Alan Keyes
(Keywords: God, Abortion, Care, Principles, Will)

Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Keywords: Politics, Abortion, Care, Countries, Poor)

It only takes five people in black robes to determine such crucial issues for our country as abortion, pornography, same-sex 'marriage,' and religious liberties.
- Richard Land
(Keywords: People, Abortion, Country, Pornography, Religious)

The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Family, Abortion, Bigotry, Crime, Curriculum, Defense, Nothing, Popular, School, Superstition)

One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice.
- William P. Leahy
(Keywords: People, Control, Abortion, Birth control, Civil rights, Divorce, Justice)

I don't think there is a good reason for an abortion, but Dr. Jasper made me really realize it was just a racket. He was just doing it for the money. He didn't care about the women.
- Norma McCorvey
(Keywords: Women, Money, Abortion, Care, Reason)

It doesn't make any difference what religion you are, or how young you are or how old you are-if they go to these abortion mills and stand there and pray-that would make a lot of difference.
- Norma McCorvey
(Keywords: Religion, Abortion, Difference, Old)

If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
- Phil McGraw
(Keywords: Marriage, Abortion, Americans, Country, Gay, Research)

The Roman Catholic church... carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion.
- Robin Morgan
(Keywords: Power, Women, Control, Church, Abortion, Birth control)

The FDA is redefining birth control as abortion. The FDA is setting the bar higher for this kind of drug.
- Patty Murray
(Keywords: Control, Abortion, Birth control)

The abortion cases produced an enormous amount of mail to my chambers, vastly more than to the other chambers, I am sure. I sometimes thought there wasn't a woman in the United States who didn't write me a letter on one side or the other of that issue.
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Keywords: Thought, Abortion, Mail, states, United, Woman)

Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant.
- Kathleen Parker
(Keywords: Equality, Women, Abortion, Debate, Now)

A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence.
- Marc Racicot
(Keywords: Decision, Abortion, Americans, Congress, Flies, Legislation, Majority, President, Violence)

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Keywords: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

A lot of attention has been going to social values - abortion, gay rights, other divisive issues - but economic values are equally important.
- Robert Reich
(Keywords: Values, Abortion, Attention, Rights, Gay)

While the political debate over abortion will continue for a very long time, the federal government can and should be doing more to support programs and services that provide women with better options.
- Tim Ryan
(Keywords: Government, Women, Time, Abortion, Debate, Options, Support, Will)

If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility.
- Antonin Scalia
(Keywords: Death, Idea, Abortion, Constitution, Flexibility, Living, Right, Want)

There is a strong correlation between belief in evolution and liberal views on government control, pornography, prayer in schools, abortion, gun control, economic freedom, and even animal rights.
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Keywords: Government, Belief, Control, Abortion, Evolution, Freedom, Rights, Liberal, Pornography, Prayer, Schools)



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