If criteria such as the costs (social, psychological, economic) for the potential parents are good enough reasons for having an abortion even when the fetus is healthy, if the moral status of the newborn is the same as that of the infant and if neither has any moral value by virtue of being a potential person, then the same reasons which justify abortion should also justify the killing of the potential person when it is at the stage of a newborn.
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
Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.
There were subjects we tackled that had never been even discussed, like I had an Abortion. Nobody ever talked about that.beatrice arthur
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
But the homosexual and Abortion lobbies are evil twins with the same agenda. Both want the freedom to commit illicit sex without physical or moral consequences.
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 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.
Abolition of a woman's right to Abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.edward abbey
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.
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?
Everybody is right when it comes to the issue of Abortion.
I think that Abortion should not be legal, and I think that how you would implement that I'm not sure.
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]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.
In recent years, the antiAbortion movement successfully put the nitty-gritty details of Abortion procedures on public display, increasing the belief that Abortion is serious business and that some societal involvement is appropriate. Those who are pro-choice have not convinced America that we support a public discussion of the moral dimensions of Abortion.
[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.
Most of the patients come to our Abortion clinic as a result of failure of a birth control method, or a failure of our system to provide birth control.
We think Abortion is a bad thing. No woman wants to have an Abortion.
It is possible that the Supreme Court itself may overturn its Abortion rulings. We need only recall that in Brown v. Board of Education the court reversed its own earlier 'separate-but-equal' decision.
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.
It is apparent that nothing short of contraceptives can put an end to the horrors of Abortion and infanticide.
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.
In some cases Abortion is justified.
I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that Abortion is killing. So any pretense that Abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say 'yes, it kills a fetus, but it is the women's body, and therefore ultimately her choice.'