The practice of abortion was revolutionized at virtually the same moment that the laws were revolutionized, through the widespread introduction of suction curettage in 1970. Even without a suction machine, a simple combination of catheter and syringe can produce enough suction to carry out a safe early abortion. As for the self-induced abortion, by thrusting a coat hanger or other dangerous object into the womb, this will also be a thing of the past.
[Abortion opponents] love little babies, as long as they're in somebody else's uterus.
It is typical of the contradictions that break women's hearts that when they avail themselves of their fragile right to Abortion they often, even usually, went with grief and humiliation to carry out a painful duty that was presented to them as a privilege. Abortion is the latest in a long line of non-choices that begin at the very beginning with the time and the place and the manner of lovemaking.
I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an Abortion.samuel alito
You don't have to go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If you want an Abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that's well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does.jon kyl
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
Usually this desire [for family limitation] has been laid to economic pressure... It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and Abortion.margaret sanger
It thus appears the mansion of constitutionalized Abortion law, constructed overnight in Roe v. Wade , must be disassembled doorjamb by doorjamb.
The fact that a majority of the States reflecting, after all, the majority sentiment in those States, have had restrictions on abortions for at least a century is a strong indication, it seems to me, that the asserted right to an Abortion is not ‘so rooted in the traditions and conscience of our people as to be ranked as fundamental...’
Suffragists agreed with physicians about the moral status of Abortion. Lumping Abortion with infanticide, they referred to both as “child murder.”
If one strikes a pregnant woman or gives her poison in order to procure an Abortion, if the foetus is already formed or quickened, especially if it is quickened, he commits homicide.
[T]he Abortion patient has a right not only to be rid of the growth, called a fetus, in her body, but also has a right to a dead fetus. . . [I] never have any intention of trying to protect the fetus, if it can be saved. . . as a general principle [t]here should not be a live fetus.
[The few doctors willing to replace those who are retiring are] mostly physicians who have had difficulty establishing regular ob-gyn practices. . . Out of [one Abortion practitioner's] first six months of work, there are nine malpractice suits ... After it was apparent the guy was a klutz, they kept using him, and trying to cover for him, because they couldn't find another provider.
No matter how it is worded or performed, Abortion hurts women. This won’t stop until women stand up in unison and say, ‘This is unacceptable. We deserve better.’ Lack of emotional and financial resources are the real undue burden and Abortion will never lift that.
Of seven Abortion restrictions tested in a July 15-17 Gallup poll, informing women of certain risks of an Abortion in advance of performing it is the most widely favored, at 87%. Seven in 10 Americans favor requiring parental consent for minors and establishing a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Nearly two-thirds favor making the specific procedure known as "partial birth Abortion" illegal... 71% say [Abortion] should be illegal in the second trimester and 86% in the third.
It [Abortion] goes against all things which are natural. It's a termination of a life, however you look at it.
No one, neither the patient receiving an Abortion, nor the person doing the Abortion, is ever, at anytime, unaware that they are ending a life...
It's true that Abortion providers are perceived as not very good doctors -- that they have no alternative so they do abortions, that they cannot earn a living any other way.
The public has a right to know whether Abortion methods are being altered to obtain organs, whether live births sometimes occur during such procedures, and whether baby body parts are being sold for profit.
The law, moreover enjoins us to bring up all our offspring, and forbids women to cause Abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind.Flavius Josephus
A group of women who valued motherhood, but valued it on their own timetable , began to make a new claim, one that had never surfaced in the Abortion debate before this, that Abortion was a woman's right . Most significantly, they argued that this right to Abortion was essential to their right to equality -- the right to be treated as individuals rather than as potential mothers.
Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas is working closely with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta (PPLAMD) to ensure that individuals from Louisiana can continue to get birth control and other reproductive health services [including Abortion] during the current crisis.
Young women need to know that Abortion rights and Abortion access are not presents bestowed or retracted by powerful men (or women) -- Presidents, Supreme Court justices, legislators, lobbyists -- but freedoms won, as freedom always is, by people struggling on their own behalf.
In the case of an unwanted pregnancy, the existential choice for a woman is not Abortion vs. no Abortion, but, as [Garrett Hardin] has pointed out, Abortion vs. compulsory childbearing. If others can force her to be a mother... then she is coerced into putting her body at the disposal of the fetus as if she were an unclaimed natural resource or a chattel slave.... Thus, the woman's most fundamental right of choice, the right to control her own body and happiness, is being abrogated.
Glendon: Why did you and so many other constitutional lawyers stop criticizing the Court’s Abortion decisions after most of you had been highly critical of Roe v. Wade ? Sacks: I suppose it was because we had been made to understand that the Abortion issue was so important to the women in our lives, and it just did not seem that important to most of us.
It is a noteworthy fact that not one of the women to whom I have spoken so far believes in Abortion as a practice; but it is principle for which they are standing. They also believe that the complete abolition of the Abortion law will shortly do away with abortions, as nothing else will.
One doctor said, `In France, we think that Abortion is more moral earlier.' And I thought to myself, we think so too in the United States, but we don't dare say it.
...the greatest destroyer of peace today is Abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing - direct murder by the mother herself... 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.
I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the court's judgment. The court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state Abortion statutes.
The goal of the right is not to stop Abortion but to demonize it, punish it and make it as difficult and traumatic as possible. All this it has accomplished fairly well, even without overturning Roe v. Wade.