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Abortion Quotes

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Don’t Forbid Casually

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

~ Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-08-15 1821-05-05 age:51)

Republican Forcible Rape

Republican Vice Residential nominee, Paul Ryan, Todd Akin and 214 other Republicans co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act which would prohibit federal funding of abortions except in instances of an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, or act of incest.

~ H.R. 3 112th Congress 2011-10-20

Just what is non-forcible rape that denies abortion?

Republican Gift-From-God Rape

Richard [Mourdock] and I, along with millions of Americans,… believe that life is a gift from God [even when it results from rape].

~ John Cornyn III (1952-02-02 age:66) 2012-10-24

supporting Richard Mourdock’s statement about rape-induced and rape-induced abortions.

Even After Rape

The Catholic hierarchy want to refuse contraception to a rape victim, sometimes someone beaten then raped, sometimes a woman or girl who can’t speak English. And no abortions, not even after a rape.

~ Sean Faircloth (1960 age:57)

We’re On the Fence

But I’ve been very clear in this campaign — I don’t believe the party should have a position on abortion.

~ Stephen Harper (1959-04-30 age:59)

This is preposterous. A government has to have some policy. It might be simply to leave the law as is or to defer to the supreme court. The federal government is in charge of all criminal law, including that surrounding abortion. He was just weaselling to avoid offending anyone.

Gagging on Gnats

A three-day-old human embryo is a collection of 150 cells called a blastocyst. There are, for the sake of comparison, more than 100,000 cells in the brain of a fly. The human embryos that are destroyed in stem-cell research do not have brains, or even neurons.

~ Sam Harris (1967-01-01 age:51)

God the Abortionist

If God exists, he is the most prolific abortionist of all [because about 50% of all pregnancies spontaneously abort, usually without the mother even knowing she was pregnant]

~ Sam Harris (1967-01-01 age:51) Letter to a Christian Nation

Moral Difficulty of Killing

The human embryos destroyed in stem cell research do not have brains or even neurons. Consequently, there is no reason to believe they can suffer their destruction in any way at all. … If you are concerned about suffering in this universe, killing a fly should present you with greater moral difficulty than killing a human blastocyst.

~ Sam Harris (1967-01-01 age:51) Letter to a Christian Nation

In Other Words, I Lied

That claim was not intended to be a factual statement.

~ Jon Kyl (1942-04-25 age:76)

When Republican Senator Kyl was caught lying that Planned Parenthood spends 90% of its budget on abortion when it is actually 3%.

Forcing Religious Beliefs on Others

The fact that some people are opposed on religious grounds mainly, well, that doesn’t bother me as long as they’re not allowed to influence other people by force or by whatever other means.

~ Henry Morgentaler (1923-03-19 2013-05-29 age:90)

Wanted Children

Every child a wanted child; every mother a willing mother.

~ Henry Morgentaler (1923-03-19 2013-05-29 age:90)

Abortion the Taboo

I just think you open up the doors and you laugh at everything. I was the first one to discuss abortion and it was very rough. … And I couldn’t even say the word abortion — I had to say, She had 14 appendectomies. … Everyone went to Cuba to get appendectomies. Or went to Puerto Rico to get appendectomies. That was a big thing. … And by making jokes about it, you brought it into a position where you could look at it and deal with it. It was no longer something that you couldn’t discuss and had to whisper about. When you whisper about something, it’s too big and you can’t get it under control and take control of it.

~ Joan Rivers (1933-06-08 2014-09-04 age:81)

Romney on Abortion

I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my Mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it. Yahweh commandedeth Hurricane Sandy to punish those New York vigilantes who blow up abortion clinics, killing both babies and mothers. Yahweh’s our god too, it is just we call him Mr. Smith.

~ Mitt Romney (1947-03-12 age:71) 1994 in the United States Senatorial debate.

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