My pro-life position is I believe there's life. It's not necessarily based in religion. I think there's a life there, therefore the notion of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion.Then you go to an anti-immigration website chat room and ask, "What's all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?"moby
(The Republican plan would) make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government.virginia foxx
Josh Smith: But specifically where you stand when it comes to rape, and should it be legal for a woman to get an abortion if she's Paul Ryan: Yeah, well, so I'm very proud of my pro-life record, and I've always adopted the idea the position that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life.paul ryan
Those of us who are pro-choice are also, passionately, pro-life. Most of us love babies, love children, and love our liberty not to mention loving sex and our right to have it when, how, and with whomever we choose.Rachel Kramer Bussel, "I'm Pro-Choice and I Fuck", Village Voice, January 13, 2006.
Twenty years ago, being pro-life was declasse. Now it is a respectable point of view. Science facilitated the swing of the pendulum.Frances Kissling and Kate Michelman, abortion activists, Abortion's battle of messages, LA Times (January 22, 2008).
Having a baby and giving it up for adoption, as pro-life people advocate, is not seen by most pro-choice people as a moral solution to the abortion problem. To transform a fetus into a baby and then send it out into a world where the parents can have no assurance that it will be well-loved and cared for is, for pro-choice people, the height of moral irresponsibility.Kristin Luker, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (1984).
Pro-choice and pro-life activists live in different worlds, and the scope of their lives, as both adults and children, fortifies them in their belief that their own views on abortion are the more correct, the more moral, and more reasonable. When added to this is the fact that should 'the other side' win, one group of women will see they very real devaluation of their lives and life resources, it is not surprising that the abortion debate has generated so much heat and so little light.Kristin Luker, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (1984).
Susan Stamberg: Do you all at the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) make room for pro-life women? Woods: We do not support candidates who are not pro-choice.Harriet Woods, chair of NWPC, in an interview broadcast on National Public Radio, July 10, 1993.
It was disturbing for me to see recognizable body parts in the removed tissue, usually an arm or a leg. My intent is not to be gruesome, but there is a reality behind all the political jargon that I believe I allowed myself to ignore until this experience. I have images now that accompany phrases such as, “Potential for life” and I understand the emotions that drive pro-life forces…Anonymous medical student working at Planned Parenthood, Abortion Action Guide Medical Students for Choice, National Abortion Federation, Sept. 1993.
While the visible victims may draw the headlines and attract indignant protests from so-called "pro-life" organizations, the invisible victims are people like you and me who will suffer from diseases that are never cured because funds are being poured down a healthcare sieve in order to maintain permanently-unconscious bodies on complex and costly forms of life support.jacob m. appel
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