No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg.
Quotes originating prior to the Reformation (beginning shortly after 1500 AD) may be found at Abortion (pre-Reformation). Quotes from judicial opinions on Abortion may be found at Abortion case law. Sourced
90% of illegal abortions are being done by physicians. Call them what you will, abortionists or anything else, they are still physicians, trained as such; . . . They must do a pretty good job if the death rate is as low as it is . . . Abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous, because it is being done well by physicians.
Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.
My whole professional training was to prolong life, to nurture and protect it. Abortion is clearly at odds with that ethos...[yet] I have never refused to perform an Abortion because of any personal conflict...
To make matters worse, they have elected a foetus as the party leader. I bet a lot of them wish they had not voted against Abortion now!lord stratford
My choice is to not support Abortion, except in cases of a clear-cut choice between the lives of the mother and child. A child conceived through incest or rape is innocent and deserves the right to be born.roger ebert
The emphasis must not be on the right to Abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.ruth bader ginsburg
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 .ellen willis
Religion IS a force for good when you take out the murder, mass genocide (committed by God as documented in the Bible), religious wars, burning witches at the stake, Ted Haggard, shooting Abortion doctors, the Bible's promotion of slavery, pedophile priests, serial killing Christians gone wild, the churches' systematic oppression of women and minorities, aversion to protection against STDs and the spread of AIDS in 3rd world countries, creative and inconsistent interpretation of 'thou shalt not kill', take it all out and religion is a force for good.
Concerning women who commit fornication, and destroy that which they have conceived, or who are employed in making drugs for Abortion, a former decree excluded them until the hour of death, and to this some have assented. Nevertheless, being desirous to use somewhat greater lenity, we have ordained that they fulfill ten years [of penance], according to the prescribed degrees.
[T]he line between lawful and unlawful Abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive.
This act covers every D&E [dilation and evacuation] that I did. Everything that I do to cause an Abortion is an overt act. . . The fetuses are alive at the time of delivery. [There is a heartbeat] very frequently.
How come when it's us, it's an Abortion, and when it's a chicken, it's an omelet?
If you haven't seen what Abortion does, then you will never understand what Abortion actually is.
A woman should be able to choose to have an Abortion up to a certain point in pregnancy.
I think that Planned Parenthood should be defunded, and I think it's a very significant issue to say to people, Should your tax money go to pay the leading Abortion provider in America?”
[T]here is a growing body of evidence which suggests that increasing use of emergency contraception does not have any effect on the rates of unintended pregnancy and Abortion.
[T]he partial birth procedure is a particularly awful form of Abortion....Anyone reading about or seeing pictures of this procedure is confronted with the terrible reality of what is happening....partial birth Abortion is one-fifth Abortion and four-fifths infanticide.
I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce Abortion.
I would love to see a world where Abortion doesn’t exist but that’s not this world.
[O]ne of the greatest sages of Jewish Law of the late 20th century, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, unequivocally described Abortion as a form of murder, albeit a form that is exempt from capital punishment. But those of us faithful to our tradition have obviously failed to persuade our fellow Jews that Abortion equals murder.
Given the National Organization for Women’s membership and proclivities, it’s no wonder that people now view the NOW gang as being obsessed with only two issues: Abortion rights and lesbian rights.
We think Abortion is a bad thing. No woman wants to have an Abortion.
As we continue to work to overturn Roe v. Wade, we must also continue to lay the groundwork for a society in which Abortion is not the accepted answer to unwanted pregnancy. Pro-life people have already taken heroic steps, often at great personal sacrifice, to provide for unwed mothers.
[W]e cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to Abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.
I've noticed that everybody that is for Abortion has already been born.
While there are cases where even the law recognizes an Abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.
If you refuse to eat an embryonic life form on the grounds that it ends the life of an animal then you might as well join the loonies who gather on N. Charles street to compare Abortion to the Holocaust.