The difference between the way of life and the way of death is great. Therefore, do not murder a child by abortion or kill a newborn infant.
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.
[A]bortion is an integral part of family planning. Theoretically this means abortions at any stage of gestation. Therefore I favor the availability of Abortion beyond 20 weeks.
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
There was the Abortion brief and also the brief in the Wygant case. I had a big hand in writing it, and so did Sam Alito, who had this marvelous phrase saying that a particular African American baseball player would not have served as a great role model if the fences had been pulled in every time he was up at bat, a point which some people were greatly offended by because they thought it to be pamphleteering. I thought it was entirely appropriate.samuel alito
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
One could call this a postnatal Abortion on the part of a mother, I guess; I repudiate him entirely and completely for now and all times. . . . He is beyond human forgiveness.Madalyn Murray O'Hair
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...’
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.
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.
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.
[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.
If women must submit to Abortion to preserve their lifestyle or career, their economic or social status they are pandering to a system devised and run by men for male convenience.
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.
[I]t seems to me as clear as daylight that Abortion would be a crime.
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.
[T]his is indeed another kind of holocaust, by another name. At last count, more than 40 million unborn children have been deliberately, intentionally destroyed. What word adequately defines the scope of such slaughter? [After 9/11] the American people responded with shock, sadness and a deep and righteous anger and rightly so. Yet let us not forget that every passing day in our country, more than three thousand innocent Americans are killed [through Abortion].
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
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 'could identify no circumstances under which [partial-birth Abortion] would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the woman.' The American Medical Association agrees....
...The fact that only poor women are denied reproductive freedom when abortions are illegal is unpersuasive to those who oppose Abortion on moral grounds.
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.
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.
[It is] the most barbaric method [of family planning], the killing of babies infanticide Abortion.
...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.
Whether in the name of traditional sex roles or in the name of a traditional sexual morality, much opposition to Abortion seems really to be about the control of women.
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.
Whoever has read the WEEKLY knows I hold Abortion (except to save the life of the mother) to be just as much murder as the killing of a person after birth is murder.