Quotations and Amazon.com books
"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there.
That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is." Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine Nun, author & speaker."
|"We gave up...legislating religion or morality....When science
cannot determine the facts and decisions vary based upon religious belief,
then government should not act." Harriet Miers'
1993 pro-choice speech on abortion given to the Executive Women of Dallas,
|"Making the decision to terminate a pregnancy or to bring a fetus to
term is by far the most wrenching experience I've ever had. The right to choose
is not a luxury; it is a responsibility that demands intense introspection and
awareness." S. Boyd 2|
|"It is equally as heinous intentionally to kill a human being in
existence at fertilization, as to kill a larger pre-born child." Nellie Gray.
|"Many of us can't recall the days when abortions were illegal and
'choice' for women too often meant choosing between a 'back alley butcher'
or a long, nightmarish trip to one of the few compassionate physicians who
provided clandestine, medically safe abortions." 4|
|"Through sonograms and other technology, we can clearly see that
unborn children are members of the human family as well. They reflect our
image, and they are created in God's own image," President
George W. Bush 5|
||"Reproductive freedom—the fundamental right of every individual to
decide freely and responsibly when and whether to have a child—is a
reaffirmation of the principle of individual liberty cherished by most
people worldwide. It helps ensure that children will be wanted and loved,
that families will be strong and secure, and that choice rather than chance
will guide the future of humanity." Planned Parenthood 6
||"Whether or not abortion should be legal turns on the answer to
the question of whether and at what point a fetus is a person. This is a
question that cannot be answered logically or empirically. The concept
of personhood is neither logical nor empirical: It is essentially a
religious, or quasi-religious idea, based on one's fundamental (and
therefore unverifiable) assumptions about the nature of the world."
Paul Campos 7
||"Cal Thomas' article against stem cell research....is not
particularly useful, because it does not deal with his fundamental
belief that human personhood begins at conception. Similarly, articles
by medical groups that promote stem cell research are not helpful,
because they do not touch on their fundamental belief that embryos are
not human persons. If there is to be any hope of resolving these issues,
we must debate when human personhood begins. If we can reach a near
consensus on this, then abortion, in-vitro fertilization, stem cell
research and other debates will neatly resolve themselves." Comment
letter in the Jewish World Review. 8
||"There is virtually no pro-life movement anymore. In the early
1980s there was activism and picketing of clinics. The pro-life movement was
a moving target. But the pro-life movement now is largely confined to
fund-raising banquets. Crisis pregnancy centers do good things, but it’s a
shadow of what the movement used to be. No longer do you regularly see 30 or
40 Christians protesting in front of an abortion clinic. As a result of the
Clinton era, people retreated and gave up. Today, a lot of people who had
been enthusiastic pro-lifers have gone into semi-hiding. It’s a sad thing to
see." John Whitehead, Rutherford Institute.9
||To them, abortion is a health service for women. To us, abortion means a funeral service for the preborn baby. Stuart Shepard of Focus on the Family. 10
Books about abortion for personal study:
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References and footnote:
- Tony Perkins, "Miers' 1993 Speech Prompts More Questions," Family
Research Council, 2005-OCT-26, at:
- S. Boyd, "Give us liberty: The approval of RU-486 isn't about morals, it's about options," Salon.com at:
- Nellie Gray, president of March for Life, at the 28th annual March for Life, 2001-JAN-22.
- "Learn the facts about Roe v. Wade," at:
- George W. Bush, 2002-AUG-4. This was part of his congratulations to Congress for having passed the Born-Alive Infants
- "Planned Parenthood Federation of America: Mission and Policy Statements," at:
- Paul Campos, "Opinions: PAUL CAMPOS: Abortion and the rule of law ," Scripps Howard News Service, 2002-JAN, at:
- The Jewish World Review's website is at:
The reader's comment no longer appears to be online.
- "A matter of life and death," Pentecostal Evangel magazine,
- Stuart Shepard, "The Linguistics of Abortion and Politics," Family News in
Focus, 2005-DEC-21, at:
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Originally published: 1996-DEC-20
Last updated 2014-SEP-19
Author: Bruce A Robinson