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Hillary Clinton:

  • "I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion."

George Carlin:

  • "With humans it's abortion, but with chickens it's an omelet."

John William Warner:

  • "I am pro-choice with limitations, pro-life with exceptions."


  • "If you don't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child?"
  • "Of course abortion isn't right. But it is even less right to bring unwanted children into lifelong suffering and to strip women of their choice. Making abortion illegal is not the way to prevent it. There is a much larger picture that starts with much deeper roots."

Edward Abbey:

  • "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."

Senator John Kerry:

  • “Too many people in America believe that if you are pro-choice that means pro-abortion. It doesn't. I don't want abortion. Abortion should be the rarest thing in the world. I am actually personally opposed to abortion. But I don't believe that I have a right to take what is an article of faith to me and legislate it to other people. That's not how it works in America.”

Margaret Sanger:

  • "No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a good mother."

Frederica Mathewes-Green:

  • "No woman 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."

Garrett Hardin:

  • "Society does not need more children; but it does need more loved children. Quite literally, we cannot afford unloved children - but we pay heavily for them every day. There should not be the slightest communal concern when a woman elects to destroy the life of her thousandth-of-an-ounce embryo. But all society should rise up in alarm when it hears that a baby that is not wanted is about to be born."

Katha Pollitt:

  • "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."
mar 16 2011 ∞
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