Quotations on Abortion

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Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Abortion, Right, State, Woman)

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)

I was thrown into the Parliament right away. From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue, later on with that of divorce.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Abortion, Divorce, Parliament, Right)

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)

In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience clause" that protects physician training programs that refuse to provide training for abortion procedures.
- Ken Calvert
(Keywords: Abortion, Law, Training)

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)

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can be solved by legislation. I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Abortion, Legislation, Persuasion)

I think the real place where most evangelicals have trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Abortion, Party, Trouble)

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)

By rejecting abortion-on-demand, we can move our party back to the mainstream.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Party)

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 is the ultimate violence.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Violence)

I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion; to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Debate, Effort, Open, Party)

A vast abortion industry, generating some half a billion dollars annually, sprang into existence in the wake of Roe and Doe.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Existence)

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)

To establish justice and to promote the general welfare, America does not need the abortion license.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, America, Justice, Welfare)

The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Commitment, Party, Wrong)

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)

I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Exercise, Hurt, Influence, Liberal, Numbers)

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)

In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Question)

If our country is to reach a workable solution to the abortion issue, the Democratic party must be open to and tolerant of opposing views.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Country, Open, Party, Solution)

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)

Abortion is a question of choice.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Choice, Question)

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 biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Keywords: Abortion, Nothing)

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 do not support abortion rights. Although what I would support in this vexed area is not clear to me.
- Stanley Fish
(Keywords: Abortion, Rights, Support)

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)

The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings - indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment.
- Lee Greenwood
(Keywords: Abortion, Key, Public, Sentiment)

My own views on abortion, I'm not on either pole of that and neither of the interest groups on either end of this issue would probably be comfortable with my views.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: Abortion, End, Interest)

But I've been very clear in this campaign - I don't believe the party should have a position on abortion.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: Abortion, Party)

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



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