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Abortion

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Religious Against

The corporate right fires up the religious right against gay marriage and abortion and uses their votes to push their deregulation and tax cuts for the rich. It's an old trick. The House of Saud has the same arrangement with the Mullahs in Saudi Arabia.

- Adam McKay

Personal Issue

I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don't believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.

- Alan K. Simpson

Other Standard

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

Woman Her

Abortion is not health care. A woman has a right to her body, but that is not her body. What about the baby?

- Alveda King

Lie Twins

Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular.

- Alveda King

Fundamental

Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.

- Alveda King

Attack Unites

Abortion is an attack on the family and the humanity that unites us all.

- Alveda King

Woman I Think

If black lives matter, then why is it that black women are more than five times as likely as a white woman to have an abortion? I think the womb that brings forth the black life should matter... Because black lives absolutely matter, what about the babies in that womb? What about that mama?

- Alveda King

Some Which

I did have some secret abortions myself, which I repented from when I was born again in 1983. I drank the abortion Kool-Aid temporarily because I thought it was the answer.

- Alveda King

However Clinics

A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children.

- Alveda King

Legacy Accuse

It is absolutely ludicrous that abortion supporters would accuse a blood relative of Dr. King of hijacking the King legacy. Uncle Martin and my father, Rev. A. D. King were blood brothers. How can I hijack something that belongs to me? I am an heir to the King Family legacy.

- Alveda King

Desire Motivated

Primarily motivated by a desire to keep abortion 'safe, legal and rare,' female liberals in the media have carte blanche to do and say anything.

- Andrew Breitbart

Taxes Against

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

Constitution

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

Think Bad

My view is regardless of whether you think prohibiting abortion is good or whether you think prohibiting abortion is bad, regardless of how you come out on that, my only point is the Constitution does not say anything about it. It leaves it up to democratic choice.

- Antonin Scalia

Immigration Fact

The fact is, when you hear the Republican candidates on immigration, when you see them and hear them talk about contraception, mammograms, abortion, and not the economy, it's clear to me they're moving farther and farther away from the mainstream.

- Antonio Villaraigosa

Against

I'm against abortion.

- Charles Evers

Having Tens

China's one-child policy punishes families for having 'out-of-plan' children, resulting in sex-selective abortion and tens of millions of 'missing girls' as well as forced abortion and sterilization campaigns.

- Chris Smith

Child Mortality

Abortion is child mortality.

- Chris Smith

Fact Passage

The passage of time hasn't changed the fact that abortion is a serious, lethal violation of fundamental human rights, and that women and children deserve better, and that the demands of justice, generosity, and compassion require that the right to life be guaranteed to everyone.

- Chris Smith

Legacy Passage

Rather than dull our consciences to the unmitigated violence of abortion, the passage of time has only enabled us to see and, frankly, better understand the innate cruelty of abortion and its horrific legacy - victims - while making us more determined than ever to protect the weakest and the most vulnerable.

- Chris Smith

Homosexuality

The political Right likes to champion individual rights and individual liberty, but it has also worked to enforce morality in relation to abortion, gambling, and homosexuality.

- Dave Brat

Very Unborn

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

Think Religious

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue, it's a religious issue.

- Jim Wallis

I Think Maintain

When I was president, I announced and I still maintain that I can live with Roe v. Wade. I did everything I possibly could as president under that ruling, which I don't think ought to be changed, to minimize the need for abortions. I think every abortion is a result of a horrible series of errors on the part of people involved.

- Jimmy Carter

Woman Think

I don't mean to be trite about abortion, but I do feel it's a woman's body, and I don't think anyone should take away her choice of having or not having a child.

- Joanna Cassidy

Fact In Fact

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

Husband Some

I am an adamant feminist. It never occurred to me to take my husband's name when we married. I am a supporter of abortion rights, of equal pay for equal work, of the rights of women prisoners, of all the time-honored feminist causes, and then some.

- Ayelet Waldman

Been Works

All I'm asking for is the law that's been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying the same thing, pro-life, pro-choice. Let's find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care.

- Bart Stupak

Resolve Funding

We are not voting for health care if we do not resolve this language on public funding for abortion - no public funding for abortion.

- Bart Stupak

Language Against

We believe the Senate language provides for federal subsidies for abortions. Plus there's a language in there where you have to pay one dollar per month, every enrollee, to pay for a fund for reproductive rights which include abortion. And that's totally against federal law. So we are saying take that out.

- Bart Stupak

Start Both Sides

When you start talking about abortion and gay rights, people take that seriously and they're passionate about it - on both sides.

- Bob Buckhorn

Barack Issue

Barack Obama and I have an honest disagreement on the issue of abortion.

- Bob Casey, Jr.

Concerned Funding

So often, generalizations don't apply to Catholic voters. Catholics are concerned about the war, the economy, about issues like abortion, issues pertaining to the budget and funding Medicaid and Medicare and what happens to the environment.

- Bob Casey, Jr.

Think Having

I don't think the objective of an abortion clinic is to try to talk women out of having the procedure. That obviously would not be positive for their bottom line.

- Bob McDonnell

Always Going

We're always going to argue about abortion. It's a hard choice and it's controversial, and that's why I'm pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.

- Hillary Clinton

Health Access

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.

- Hillary Clinton

Very Use

Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion.

- Brooke Shields

Making Sure

The first thing to improve society is not banning abortion, but making sure that everyone who had a child is in the best position to be able to rear it.

- Caitlin Moran

Prove Every Day

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

College

I was raised in a working class family of Baptist faith, and I went to college on a church scholarship where early teachings were reinforced. Abortion was wrong, I was taught.

- Dick Gephardt

Becoming Which

If you look at Griswold, what you can see is the first time the Court recognized the right to privacy, which ends up becoming ultimately the right to abortion.

- Jay Alan Sekulow

Baby Had

I've had a baby. I've had an abortion.

- Jemima Kirke

Mother Save

Ban partial-birth abortion except to save mother's life.

- Jerry Weller

Doing Still

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

Over It Over

After 'Roe v. Wade' - when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973 - I thought the national conversation about abortion and birth control would be over. It was not.

- Karen DeCrow

Play Planned

Opponents of legal birth control, including abortion, have tried for decades to play the race card, saying that legal abortion is racist. What they ignore is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966.

- Karen DeCrow

Fun Woman

No woman has an abortion for fun.

- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Compute Does

Life is sacred to me on all levels. Abortion does not compute with my philosophy.

- Kate Mulgrew

Idea Part

Abortion is part of being a mother and of caring for children, because part of caring for children is knowing when it's not a good idea to bring them into the world.

- Katha Pollitt

Against About

In the end, abortion is an issue of fundamental human rights. To force women to undergo pregnancy and childbirth against their will is to deprive them of the right to make basic decisions about their lives and well-being, and to give that power to the state.

- Katha Pollitt

Decision Woman

Abortion opponents say women seek abortions in haste and confusion. Pro-choicers reply: Abortion is the most difficult, agonizing decision a woman ever makes.

- Katha Pollitt

Woman I Think

I think the meaning of abortion is what the woman says it is: For a woman who wants a child but can't have this one, it can be sad; for a woman who doesn't want a baby, it can feel like a huge relief, like having your whole life given back to you.

- Katha Pollitt

Congress Clinics

Planned Parenthood is a pretty popular organization. Way more popular than Congress! It claims that one in five women have received care from one of its clinics. And this care, despite what abortion opponents say, is excellent and not easily replaceable by 'community health centers.' Texas tried it, and thousands of women went without care.

- Katha Pollitt

Putting Perhaps

Abortion opponents know full well that the public would not abide putting women in prison en masse. Politically, it's more palatable to portray them as irrational, ignorant, and childlike, perhaps even temporarily insane.

- Katha Pollitt

Move Brought

Opposition to abortion was one of the ways the Christian right was brought into the Republican Party by conservatives hoping to move the party further right. Now, of course, the tail is wagging the dog.

- Katha Pollitt

Good Had

There is a huge reservoir of support for abortion rights from ordinary women. I hear all the time from women who had abortions and say it made possible the good life they went on to have. Social shaming silences too many.

- Katha Pollitt

Death Year

My mother had an illegal abortion in 1960, which was the year the birth control pill came out, but I guess a little late for her, but - and I never knew. I found out when my father, after her death, got her FBI file.

- Katha Pollitt

American Will

Women who have abortions are people you know. Because that is the truth! One in three American women will have an abortion by menopause.

- Katha Pollitt

Bride Groom

When we anthropomorphize the egg and sperm, when we turn them into a miniature bride and groom complete with personalities, what effect does this have on abortion legislation?

- Emily Martin

Best Save

In 1985, I was living with my sister in Virginia, and since I was still in high school, I worked at McDonald's to save money to get an abortion. It sounds really terrible, but it was the best decision I ever made. It was the first time I took responsibility for my actions. I messed up, had sex without contraception, and got pregnant at 15.

- Kathleen Hanna

Access Almost

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

Woman About

This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life.

- Kathleen Turner

Away Concerned

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

Other Use

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

I Think Named

I was raised by my great-great aunt. I was adopted within our family. My mother had me when she was, I think, 15, 16. They tried to get her to have an abortion and she refused. So, my 'mama' adopted me, which was really her great aunt, which was really my great-great aunt, who was named Viola Dickerson. I was told that my mother was my sister.

- Eric Dickerson

Woman Unborn

Pro-lifers believe there are two victims in an abortion: the unborn child and the woman who felt that that was her best option.

- Kellyanne Conway

Talking Got

What's happened with the over-the-counter birth control issue is that the Democrats didn't see it coming. They think that they've got a monopoly on talking to women from the waist down. Anything that has to do with reproduction and birth control and abortion - they call it women's health, then they call it women's issues.

- Kellyanne Conway

Purpose Minor

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

Mother Experience

Whether you are pro-choice or strongly pro-life, as I am, there should be common ground that abortion ceases to be an option when a baby can live outside the mother's womb or experience excruciating pain from a procedure.

- Kevin Brady

Would Could

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

- Florynce Kennedy

Believe Country

I believe that if Democrats - not any one Democrat, and certainly not just me - want to start winning races again, Lujan's statement that the DCCC would fund candidates who oppose abortion rights puts our country in danger and makes it all the more likely that the Republicans will continue to defeat us in election after election.

- Laura Moser

Next Will

Together, we will protect the sanctity of life, ensuring early next Congress that no federal funds are used for abortion.

- Fred Upton

Voters Likely

A significant fraction of evangelical voters appear more likely to ignore the candidates' specific economic and foreign policy platforms in favor of concerns about gay marriage or abortion.

- Lawrence M. Krauss

Reveal Sentiment

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

Line Industry

The abortion industry can try to improve its 'messaging' all it wants. But unless abortion advocates change their devotion to abortion-on-demand, the only message Americans will receive is that the abortion industry is only really interested in improving its bottom line at the expense of the most defenseless among us.

- Gary Bauer

Fundamentally

I leave abortion to the woman. I just fundamentally end there. I absolutely support a woman's right to choose.

- Gary Johnson

Request Unborn

I consider myself pro-life, as I accept that the unborn is a human life with rights, and I do not support abortion on request or on demand.

- Leo Varadkar

Woman Against

In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.

- Leon Kass

World War Became

It became obvious to me that the generation who changed the world were my parents' generation, and not only in terms of the Second World War, but if you look at all the social legislation of the '60s - abortion, homosexual law reform, equal pay - it wasn't done by my generation; it was done by people who were adults.

- Linda Grant

Think I Think

That said, I can't emphasise enough - and I hope you print this - that I absolutely don't judge anybody at all who has an abortion, nor do I think they are murderers, nor do I think they are baby killers.

- Louise Mensch

Need Enhancing

Contraceptives have a proven track record of enhancing the health of women and children, preventing unintended pregnancy, and reducing the need for abortion.

- Louise Slaughter

Woman Before

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

Birth Metal

They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion.

- Ginger Baker

Mafia Another

Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil.

- Pope Francis

Mention Wrenching

I am pro-choice, but I don't consider that inconsistent at all with pro-life - there's no way that having an abortion, ever, is an easy decision, and it more often errs on the side of absolutely wrenching, not to mention physically debilitating.

- Rachel Sklar

Death Unborn

Like the pro-slavery forces who invaded Kansas, the pro-abortion forces in Washington and elsewhere want us to believe that abortion is not murder; that being born is worse than death; that the unborn baby is property, not a person.

- Tim Huelskamp

Doing Very

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

Own Nothing

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.

- Mother Teresa

Decision Flies

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

Woman Funding

We believe in funding family planning because it helps to prevent unintended pregnancy. We believe that a woman considering an abortion should not be forced to have an ultrasound against her will.

- Nancy Keenan

Here About

On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America - and our one million member activists - I am honored to be here to talk to you about what's at stake for women in 2012. I am proud to say that the Democratic Party believes that women have the right to choose a safe, legal abortion with dignity and privacy.

- Nancy Keenan

Woman Will

I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should... I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.

- Nancy Reagan

Woman Other

I'm against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman's choice.

- Nancy Reagan

Unfortunately

We live in a twilight sort of world where, unfortunately, the perception of the seriousness of abortion - has grown progressively obscured in the minds of many of our contemporaries.

- Sean Brady

Reason Been

I should have been an abortion. The only reason I wasn't was that my father was a Christian.

- Neko Case

Practice Been

The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother's convenience.

- Tony Abbott

Buttons Sure

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

Through Away

I just don't believe in abortion, period. But I would never take away a woman's right to choose what's good for her body. But I still believe that when you do have an abortion, still inside, you go through a lot of stuff. It tears away at your spirit and your soul. So I don't think people think about that.

- Sherri Shepherd

I Think Everybody

I think if you hearken back to partial-birth abortion... everybody said, you know, it's not constitutional. It can't pass; it can't go anywhere, and it took time to do that, and it even had to succeed a presidential veto. But it eventually did.

- Trent Franks