Most popular abortion quotes
There is only one genuine misfortune: not to be born.
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
I will not give any woman the instrument to procure abortion.
I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body.
It is not 'progressive' to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.
There is no non arbitrary line separating a fetus from a child, or indeed, an adult human being.
No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
We deal with a right of privacy older than the Bill of Rights - older than our political parties, older than our school system.
You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
Once you pass into the utilitarianism of abortion, where do you go? Why do you kill an unborn child after six months and not old people or not criminals or not just every second person in the world?
Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people can't. But I don't believe that the federal government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal, particularly when there is a moral factor involved.
A father's interest in having a child-perhaps his only child-may be unmatched by any other interest in his life. It is truly surprising that the state must assign a greater value to a mother's decision to cut off a potential human life by abortion than to a father's decision to let it mature into a live child.
The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies. Abortion raises moral and spiritual questions over which honorable persons can disagree sincerely and profoundly. But those disagreements did not then and do not now relieve us of our duty to apply the constitution faithfully.
I realize that the subject of abortion is deeply divisive, with reaction felt more in the emotions than in the mind. For this reason, dispassionate factual discussions are more beneficial than the tossing about of violent slogans. I also realize that legalized abortion is far from the ideal solution to unwanted conception. Yet a lifetime of work in the field has convinced me that liberalized abortion is an absolutely essential tool to ease the lot of many women and families in a tough, tough world.