Controversial Quotes

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If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into noisy theatrics and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into lives of poverty, violence, and neglect, they could make a world shine.  ~Michael Jay Tucker

Against abortion?  Don’t have one.  ~Author Unknown

Republicans are against abortion until their daughters need one, Democrats are for abortion until their daughter wants one.  ~Grace McGarvie

I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.  ~Ronald Reagan, quoted in New York Times, 22 September 1980

No woman wants an abortion.  Either she wants a child or she wishes to avoid pregnancy.  ~Author Unknown

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.  ~Garrett Hardin

Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.  ~Author Unknown

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.  ~Anonymous

If it isn’t a baby, then you aren’t pregnant, so what are you aborting?  ~Author Unknown

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.  ~Florynce R. Kennedy, 1973

With humans it’s abortion, but with chickens it’s an omelet.  ~Attributed to George Carlin

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

Seventy-seven percent of anti-abortion leaders are men.  100% of them will never be pregnant.  ~Planned Parenthood advertisement

Abortion… was probably regarded by the average Roman of the later days of Paganism much as Englishmen in the last century regarded convivial excesses, as certainly wrong, but so venial as scarcely to deserve censure.  ~W.E.H. Lecky

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.  ~Frederica Mathewes-Green

George W. Bush will protect your unborn fetus, then send your grown child to die in war.  ~Rick Claro

The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies.  ~Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe v. Wade, 22 January 1973

10 thoughts on “Controversial Quotes

  1. Great quotes on both sides of the issue. And that’s exactly the reason there is still debate on the issue. If it were so cut and dry, we’d be able to just dismiss the other side as ludicrous, as if they were claiming there are unicorns. Instead, it’s a bunch of difficult, icky feelings, and a lot of wishing that we never have to actually make the decision for ourselves.

  2. Polona — 🙂

    Brig — which is why even though I would never choose to have an abortion, I don’t feel I have the right to tell anyone else what they should do. We each have to live with the consequences of our own actions.

  3. I believe in rights. I was once faced with the decision of “to abort” or not. My first husband left me for another women pregnant and with a three month old baby. I brought home so little money every week I couldn’t imagine how I’d feed them, much less me. But when it came down to the wire, I just couldn’t do it. What if this baby was destined to cure cancer? Alzheimers? Develope an alternative fuel? It wasn’t a choice that I was willing to make, but I will always defend another woman’s right to choose.

  4. A great issue, and a great post. I’m with you Quilly, I don’t believe in abortion, but I won’t tell anyone else what to do, either.

  5. I should probably stay out of this one altogether … let’s just say… ya gotta love Reagan! ( I worked for Birthright for many a year…. ) and I wasn’t going to say this — but I guess I have to — cuz I can’t seem to quit typing and shut myself up! God gave EVERY woman the right to choose! She has the RIGHT to choose NOT TO GET PREGNANT in the first place! (and yes… I do understand that rape happens and there are exceptions…. which is why I should really learn to keep my mouth shut!)

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