“Let’s de-bunk some of this, shall we? Myth 1– Kings and Queens are divine beings – rubbish. Kings and queens of old were murdering bastards who ruled with a rod of iron. Myth 2 – the rich prosper out of godliness – more rubbish. They gained their wealth by royal patronage and taxing and stealing from the masses. Myth 3 - the poor are poor because they’re depraved – yet more rubbish. They’re poor because of their naivety and childlike belief in, oh yes, Kings and Queens, the Church and the order of things. Finally, Myth 4 - women are evil and deliberately seductive – the biggest nonsense of all. Women are sexually attractive to men because they are the opposite sex to men; it’s not hard to see, is it? It’s the same for every species on the planet, you can see it in any mating ritual on the Discovery channel but this truth has been reversed and buried under the eternal lie fostered upon us by the church. That’s what the bible has achieved and that’s why our society is divided and divided again. That’s why we are never working as one, because religion was designed to divide and rule the masses,” she broke off and looked deliberately round the room, “but the big question is, for what purpose and by whom?”
― Arun D. Ellis
quotations about abortion
I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.
RONALD REAGAN, New York Times, Sep. 22, 1980
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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, Policy Review, Summer 1991
A person is a person no matter how small.
DR. SEUSS, Horton Hears a Who
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What is this ban on abortion? It is a survival of the veiled face, of the barred window and the locked door, burning, branding, mutilation, stoning, of all the grip of ownership and superstition come down on woman, thousands of years ago.
STELLA BROWNE, attributed, The Sexual Dynamics of History
Abortion ... interferes with God's plan--a plan He willed before He created the universe. Abortion is in violation of God-given life.
RICHARD C. HALVERSON, attributed, Quotes Worth Repeating
Abortion is legal because babies can't vote.
JOSEPH BONKOWSKI, Quote Me
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
FLORYNCE R. KENNEDY, Ms., Mar. 1973
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If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwanted government intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision to bear or beget a child.
WILLIAM BRENNAN, attributed, Privacy: A Vanishing Value?
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Any woman who has felt a baby stir inside her [and] any man who has seen the tiny heart pulsing on an ultrasound screen, knows that abortion is about ending a life.
KAREN KISSANE, attributed, The Abortion Myth
Many people are very, very concerned with the children in India, with the children in Africa where quite a number die, maybe of malnutrition, of hunger and so on, but millions are dying deliberately by the will of the mother. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child -- what is left for me to kill you and you kill me -- there is nothing between.
MOTHER TERESA, Nobel Lecture, Dec 11, 1979
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Somebody who should have been born is gone.
ANNE SEXTON, "The Abortion"
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I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is trusting the individual to make the right decision for herself and her family, and not entrusting that decision to anyone wearing the authority of government in any regard.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
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I am pro-choice, but I find that abortion is a failure of the feminist establishment. With every kind of birth control available in the world, abortion is not something to be proud of. If you need an abortion, you've failed.
TAMMY BRUCE, speech at Columbia University, Apr. 6, 2005
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I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should ... I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.
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It is always the moralists who do the most harm. Abortion is the logical outcome of civilization, only the jungle gives birth and moulders away as nature decrees. Man plans.
MAX FRISCH, Homo Faber: A Report
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We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life -- the unborn -- without diminishing the value of all human life.
RONALD REAGAN, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation
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Abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare.
BILL CLINTON, speech at DNC, Aug. 29, 1996
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When you peel back the layers of the anti-choice motivation, it always comes back to two things: What is the nature and purpose of human sexuality? And second, what is the role of women in the world? Sex and the role of women are inextricably linked, because if you can separate sex from procreation, you have given women the ability to participate in society on an equal basis with men.
GLORIA FELDT, attributed, Huffington Post
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How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.
MOTHER TERESA, attributed, Everybody for Everybody
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To forbid birth is only quicker murder.... He is a man, who is to be a man; the fruit is always present in the seed.
TERTULLIAN, attributed, The Bible on Abortion
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