Best Quotes About Abortion

Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion. -Brooke Shields

The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks. -Barbara Ehrenreich

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. -Mother Teresa

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. -Nancy Reagan

Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You're for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words 'abortion' or 'tax hikes' pass their lips. -Ann Coulter

The issue is not abortion. The issue is whether women can make up their own mind instead of some right-wing pastor, some right-wing politician telling them what to do. -Howard Dean

If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility. -Antonin Scalia

If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does. -Phil McGraw

However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice. -Tony Blair

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not… with regard to abortion and euthanasia. -Pope Benedict XVI

I want to know how these very people who are against war because of loss of life can possibly be the same people who are for abortion? They are the same people who are for animal rights, but they are not for the rights of the unborn. -Jim Gibbons

But I've been very clear in this campaign – I don't believe the party should have a position on abortion. -Stephen Harper

I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion. -Stephen Harper

My own views on abortion, I'm not on either pole of that and neither of the interest groups on either end of this issue would probably be comfortable with my views. -Stephen Harper

No woman has an abortion for fun. -Elizabeth Joan Smith

The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well. -William Weld

They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion. -Ginger Baker

I do not support abortion rights. Although what I would support in this vexed area is not clear to me. -Stanley Fish

Ban partial-birth abortion except to save mother's life. -Jerry Weller

While the political debate over abortion will continue for a very long time, the federal government can and should be doing more to support programs and services that provide women with better options. -Tim Ryan

I think abortion is murder. -Victoria Jackson

The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings – indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment. -Lee Greenwood

In addition the bill would expand an existing law 'conscience clause' that protects physician training programs that refuse to provide training for abortion procedures. -Ken Calvert

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion. -Ken Calvert

I'm against abortion. -Charles Evers

I have not heard that even the New York abortion has done very much in the States where it has been enacted. -Frederick Pollock

Contraceptives have a proven track record of enhancing the health of women and children, preventing unintended pregnancy, and reducing the need for abortion. -Louise Slaughter

If they are opposed to abortion, they should be for preventing unintended pregnancies. -Louise Slaughter

How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me. -Paul Weyrich

The Roman Catholic church… carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion. -Robin Morgan

That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage. -Jesse Helms

As I see with Lori's testimony, you say what good could come out of all these abortions and all what she's been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women, a mentoring Bible. -Jim Bakker

The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether. -Leon Kass

One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice. -William P. Leahy

I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child. -Robert Casey

I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion; to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus. -Robert Casey

The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless. -Robert Casey

A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans polled said abortion was the taking of human life. I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust. -Robert Casey

Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution. -Robert Casey

If our country is to reach a workable solution to the abortion issue, the Democratic party must be open to and tolerant of opposing views. -Robert Casey

By rejecting abortion-on-demand, we can move our party back to the mainstream. -Robert Casey

In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion. -Robert Casey

For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts. -Robert Casey

Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime. -Robert Casey

A vast abortion industry, generating some half a billion dollars annually, sprang into existence in the wake of Roe and Doe. -Robert Casey

Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored. -Robert Casey

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years. Yet during that same period, more and more women and children have slipped into poverty. -Robert Casey

The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth. -Robert Casey

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb. -Robert Casey

To establish justice and to promote the general welfare, America does not need the abortion license. -Robert Casey

Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience. -Robert Casey

The abortion issue has intersected with my public life from the very beginning. -Robert Casey

I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome. -Robert Casey

However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life. -Robert Casey

In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman. -Leon Kass

If you look at Griswold, what you can see is the first time the Court recognized the right to privacy, which ends up becoming ultimately the right to abortion. -Jay Alan Sekulow

This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life. -Kathleen Turner

A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence. -Marc Racicot

I think the real place where most evangelicals have trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion. -Tony Campolo

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can be solved by legislation. I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion. -Tony Campolo

Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal. I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem. -Tony Campolo

The two hot issues are the gay issue and the abortion issue. These are the two defining issues in the evangelical community these days. I'm sure that these hot buttons will be pushed, time and time again. -Tony Campolo

Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are. What a pity that, when pregnant with him, his mother did not choose to have an abortion. -Oriana Fallaci

Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases. -Rick Renzi

In addition, the bill passed by the House requires a person performing an abortion on a minor from a different state to notify one parent in the home state. -Virgil Goode

Expanding eligibility of family planning services to low-income women will maximize cost-savings to both federal and state governments, reduce the disparities in access to family planning services for low-income women, and decrease the incidence of abortion in the U.S. -Rosa DeLauro

I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it. -Martin Sheen

I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again. -Jesse Ventura

The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum. -Christopher Lasch

I really didn't know there was two sides to the abortion issue. -Norma McCorvey

The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man, a selfish man. -Norma McCorvey

Patients would come in and say, Well, my baby is going to have a cleft palate. I'm going like, that's not a reason. And the doctor would do the abortion. -Norma McCorvey

I don't think there is a good reason for an abortion, but Dr. Jasper made me really realize it was just a racket. He was just doing it for the money. He didn't care about the women. -Norma McCorvey

There's a feminist writer, Naomi Wolfe, who is reconsidering her position on abortion. -Norma McCorvey

It doesn't make any difference what religion you are, or how young you are or how old you are-if they go to these abortion mills and stand there and pray-that would make a lot of difference. -Norma McCorvey

The abortion cases produced an enormous amount of mail to my chambers, vastly more than to the other chambers, I am sure. I sometimes thought there wasn't a woman in the United States who didn't write me a letter on one side or the other of that issue. -Sandra Day O'Connor

I was thrown into the Parliament right away. From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue, later on with that of divorce. -Emma Bonino

No one is pro-abortion. -Barack Obama

I could never, ever have an abortion. -Brooke Shields

Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions. -Phyllis Schlafly

ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges, means whatever else. -Phyllis Schlafly

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. -Florynce Kennedy

Curses on the law! Most of my fellow citizens are the sorry consequences of uncommitted abortions. -Karl Kraus

Let's not pretend that abortion isn't about the mass slaughter of innocents. -Michael Aston

Every day Catholics prove that you can be a good Catholic and a good Democrat and have a different position from the Church on abortion. -James Carville

The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact. -Julie Burchill

A lot of attention has been going to social values – abortion, gay rights, other divisive issues – but economic values are equally important. -Robert Reich

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue, it's a religious issue. -Jim Wallis

The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

The FDA is redefining birth control as abortion. The FDA is setting the bar higher for this kind of drug. -Patty Murray

I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God. -Alan Keyes

The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death – and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them? -Rush Limbaugh

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

All I'm asking for is the law that's been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying the same thing, pro-life, pro-choice. Let's find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care. -Bart Stupak

Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions. -John Boehner

We are not voting for health care if we do not resolve this language on public funding for abortion – no public funding for abortion. -Bart Stupak

We believe the Senate language provides for federal subsidies for abortions. Plus there's a language in there where you have to pay one dollar per month, every enrollee, to pay for a fund for reproductive rights which include abortion. And that's totally against federal law. So we are saying take that out. -Bart Stupak

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion. -Hillary Clinton

Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant. -Kathleen Parker

By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions – and that happened in my school too. -Annette Bening

It's all about the fungibility and money. If Planned Parenthood accesses hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money and they use that for other purposes, then they can use other dollars to fund abortion. -Eric Cantor

Under Obama, our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export. -Rick Perry

Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular. -Alveda King

A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children. -Alveda King

I should have been an abortion. The only reason I wasn't was that my father was a Christian. -Neko Case

I think everyone's against abortion. -Rupert Murdoch

The idea of making access to safe abortions harder and more expensive and more difficult, having to travel across state lines – that puts women's health and lives in jeopardy, which is something I think no one wants. -Cynthia Nixon

Even if you don't mind Romneycare, or the abortion flip-flop, or any of the rest, there's a more basic problem: He's not a natural campaigner, and on the stump he instinctively recoils from any personal connection with the voters. -Mark Steyn

I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don't believe male legislators should even vote on the issue. -Alan K. Simpson

We can adhere to the Henry Hyde amendment by saying that no federal funds will be used for abortions. And that's the bottom line for me. -Henry Cuellar

I think life is sacred, whether it's abortion or the death penalty. -Tim Kaine

I believe every abortion is a tragedy. -Diane Abbott

Informed consent is required for every invasive medical procedure, from getting your ears pierced to having an abortion. -Bob McDonnell

I don't think the objective of an abortion clinic is to try to talk women out of having the procedure. That obviously would not be positive for their bottom line. -Bob McDonnell

Together, we will protect the sanctity of life, ensuring early next Congress that no federal funds are used for abortion. -Fred Upton

On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America – and our one million member activists – I am honored to be here to talk to you about what's at stake for women in 2012. I am proud to say that the Democratic Party believes that women have the right to choose a safe, legal abortion with dignity and privacy. -Nancy Keenan

We believe in funding family planning because it helps to prevent unintended pregnancy. We believe that a woman considering an abortion should not be forced to have an ultrasound against her will. -Nancy Keenan

I do not believe abortion should be legal. -Herman Cain

When I was president, I announced and I still maintain that I can live with Roe v. Wade. I did everything I possibly could as president under that ruling, which I don't think ought to be changed, to minimize the need for abortions. I think every abortion is a result of a horrible series of errors on the part of people involved. -Jimmy Carter

In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect – if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith – it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us. -Jimmy Carter

I think that Ronald Reagan had it right, being against abortion except in certain limited, defined circumstances. -John Bolton

The traditional religious right's failure to restore public-school prayer or pass an antiabortion constitutional amendment has likely helped fuel the spread of the more extreme dominionist school. -Jon Meacham

That said, I can't emphasise enough – and I hope you print this – that I absolutely don't judge anybody at all who has an abortion, nor do I think they are murderers, nor do I think they are baby killers. -Louise Mensch

I am very much opposed to abortion personally. But I don't think it is the government's rule. -Arlen Specter

I, for one, respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available. -Hillary Clinton

In tough economic times, desperate people do desperate things, and the abortion rate goes up. -Jesse Jackson

I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else. -Barbara Bush

I'm not being outspoken or pro or con abortion. -Barbara Bush

First off, I never favored a constitutional amendment to criminalize abortion or to overturn Roe v. Wade. -Dennis Kucinich

I was raised by my great-great aunt. I was adopted within our family. My mother had me when she was, I think, 15, 16. They tried to get her to have an abortion and she refused. So, my 'mama' adopted me, which was really her great aunt, which was really my great-great aunt, who was named Viola Dickerson. I was told that my mother was my sister. -Eric Dickerson

It just so happens that people aren't doing comedy about abortion or cannibalism or waterboarding. And that to me doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't aspects of those subjects that are funny, it just means that people are too uptight. -Rob McElhenney

When you start talking about abortion and gay rights, people take that seriously and they're passionate about it – on both sides. -Bob Buckhorn

I've had a baby. I've had an abortion. -Jemima Kirke

Over the centuries, and even today, the Bible and Christian theology have helped justify the Crusades, slavery, violence against gays, and the murder of doctors who perform abortions. The words themselves are latent, inert, harmless – until they aren't. -Amy Waldman

I just don't believe in abortion, period. But I would never take away a woman's right to choose what's good for her body. But I still believe that when you do have an abortion, still inside, you go through a lot of stuff. It tears away at your spirit and your soul. So I don't think people think about that. -Sherri Shepherd

The abortion industry can try to improve its 'messaging' all it wants. But unless abortion advocates change their devotion to abortion-on-demand, the only message Americans will receive is that the abortion industry is only really interested in improving its bottom line at the expense of the most defenseless among us. -Gary Bauer

Environmentalists have been outspoken in their support of smaller family size and abortion rights as keys to reducing global warming. But when it comes to immigration, the single biggest contributor to population growth in the industrial world, they stand largely silent. -Gary Bauer

Obama often criticizes policies that place the interests of the powerful ahead of the powerless. But through his administration's support of abortion rights, Obama shows his lack of empathy for society's most powerless. -Gary Bauer

I am an adamant feminist. It never occurred to me to take my husband's name when we married. I am a supporter of abortion rights, of equal pay for equal work, of the rights of women prisoners, of all the time-honored feminist causes, and then some. -Ayelet Waldman

I had a second trimester abortion. I was pregnant with a much-wanted child who was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality. I made a choice to terminate the pregnancy. It was my third pregnancy, and I was very obviously showing. More important, I could feel the baby move. -Ayelet Waldman

Everyone knows now how early a fetus becomes a baby. Women who have been pregnant have seen their babies on ultrasounds. They know that there is a terrible truth to those horrific pictures the anti-choice fanatics hold up in front of abortion clinics. -Ayelet Waldman

Listen to the pregnant woman. Value her. She values the life growing inside her. Listen to the pregnant woman, and you cannot help but defend her right to abortion. -Ayelet Waldman

When we choose to have an abortion, we must do so understanding the full ramifications of what we are doing. Anything less feels to me to be hypocritical, a selfish abnegation of reality and responsibility. -Ayelet Waldman

Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican Party launched an all-out assault on women's health, pushing bills to limit access to vital services, we had to ask: Why is the GOP trying to send women back… to the back alley? -Lisa Edelstein

I won't use abortion as a litmus test with a pro-choice individual. Someone that is an activist on the abortion issue, I think, goes outside the pale, and I cannot support an activist on the abortion issue. -Ken Buck

While Planned Parenthood provides abortions at some of their clinics, it also provides healthcare services for poor women, including checkups, mammograms, cervical cancer screenings and contraceptives. -Juan Williams

Everybody goes to clinics, to hospitals, to doctors, and so on. Some people go to Planned Parenthood. But you don't have to go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that's well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does. -Jon Kyl

I would, if checking boxes in a questionnaire, say I would oppose abortion except when the life of the mother is in danger. -Michael Baumgartner

When you represent the state of Washington, we have a tradition of deciding social issues by vote. Washington State passed abortion rights before Roe v. Wade and affirmed it at the ballot box later. -Michael Baumgartner

I have to certainly stand for life. I know that there are some who disagree, and I respect their point of view. But I believe that life begins at conception. The only exception I have to have on abortion is in that case – of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. -Richard Mourdock

We live in a twilight sort of world where, unfortunately, the perception of the seriousness of abortion – has grown progressively obscured in the minds of many of our contemporaries. -Sean Brady

A significant fraction of evangelical voters appear more likely to ignore the candidates' specific economic and foreign policy platforms in favor of concerns about gay marriage or abortion. -Lawrence M. Krauss

You can't reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty. -N. T. Wright

Pro-lifers have long been castigated for bringing private values into the public square. But actually it is the pro-abortion position that is based on merely personal views and values. -Nancy Pearcey

If pro-abortionists want to commit intellectual suicide and deny scientific facts, that's their problem. But there's no reason a civilized society should fund their anti-scientific outlook – or accept its inhumane consequences. -Nancy Pearcey

In the eyes of the Catholic Church, abortion is a tragedy. Our principle objective must be to try and win greater sympathy for that perspective and for the value of human life from its beginnings. -Vincent Nichols

On the issue of abortion, I'm ever on the fence, or, at most, an inch or two to either side. -Victoria Moran

There's something about compassion that causes society to say, 'We're going to take this person seriously.' Take Mother Teresa. She was confrontational on abortion, but she wasn't rejected by society. -Max Lucado

I'm against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman's choice. -Nancy Reagan

It became obvious to me that the generation who changed the world were my parents' generation, and not only in terms of the Second World War, but if you look at all the social legislation of the '60s – abortion, homosexual law reform, equal pay – it wasn't done by my generation; it was done by people who were adults. -Linda Grant

While Texas women have the right to safe, legal abortion, in reality there are already very few facilities in Texas to provide this essential care. In 2008, 92 percent of Texas counties had no abortion provider. -Wendy Davis

We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. The teaching of the church is clear, and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. -Pope Francis

I can't find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it's an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women, if they're required to not have abortions, could die and could – so I favor a woman's right to choose. -Alan Dershowitz

In 1985, I was living with my sister in Virginia, and since I was still in high school, I worked at McDonald's to save money to get an abortion. It sounds really terrible, but it was the best decision I ever made. It was the first time I took responsibility for my actions. I messed up, had sex without contraception, and got pregnant at 15. -Kathleen Hanna

I think there are brilliant jokes to be made about abortion, and we should be able to talk about this in the way that we make jokes about death – you should be able to make jokes about everything. -Caitlin Moran

If every woman who's had an abortion took tomorrow off in protest, America would grind to a halt. And that would be symbolic: because women grind to a halt if they are not in control of their fertility. -Caitlin Moran

I can honestly say that my abortion was one of the least difficult decisions of my life. I'm not being flippant when I say it took me longer to decide what worktops to have in the kitchen than whether I was prepared to spend the rest of my life being responsible for a further human being. -Caitlin Moran

The first thing to improve society is not banning abortion, but making sure that everyone who had a child is in the best position to be able to rear it. -Caitlin Moran

The thing is, one in three women in the Western world will end up having an abortion, but they never talk about it. When you keep silent about that stuff, it is because you are embarrassed by the societal distaste of the topic. -Caitlin Moran

Here's why I cannot vote for Rudy Giuliani. He's pro-abortion. He's never repudiated gay marriage in New York City or at least the civil unions in New York City. He's called a champion of gay rights. Rudy is opposed to school choice. He's in favor of open borders. -James Dobson

Global warming is a political issue. It is as much a political issue to the left as abortion is. It's as big a political issue as health care is. -Rush Limbaugh

In abortion, the person who is massacred, physically and morally, is the woman. -Italo Calvino

I do not understand how you can associate abortion with an idea of hedonism or the good life. -Italo Calvino

I am open and will continue to be open to ways to limit abortion. What I am not open to is to removing the right. -Rudy Giuliani

The corporate right fires up the religious right against gay marriage and abortion and uses their votes to push their deregulation and tax cuts for the rich. It's an old trick. The House of Saud has the same arrangement with the Mullahs in Saudi Arabia. -Adam McKay

Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman's right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of 'Rosemary's Baby,' or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was the core to 'Stepford Wives.' -Chuck Palahniuk

The truth is that contraception saves lives, prevents unplanned pregnancies, improves outcomes for children and reduces the number of abortions. -Ann McLane Kuster

Some forms of motor neuron disease are genetically linked, but I have no indication that my kind is. No other member of my family has had it. But I would be in favour of abortion if there was a high risk. -Stephen Hawking

The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother's convenience. -Tony Abbott

China's one-child policy punishes families for having 'out-of-plan' children, resulting in sex-selective abortion and tens of millions of 'missing girls' as well as forced abortion and sterilization campaigns. -Chris Smith

The passage of time hasn't changed the fact that abortion is a serious, lethal violation of fundamental human rights, and that women and children deserve better, and that the demands of justice, generosity, and compassion require that the right to life be guaranteed to everyone. -Chris Smith

Rather than dull our consciences to the unmitigated violence of abortion, the passage of time has only enabled us to see and, frankly, better understand the innate cruelty of abortion and its horrific legacy – victims – while making us more determined than ever to protect the weakest and the most vulnerable. -Chris Smith

Planned Parenthood has a right to operate. Planned Parenthood has a right to provide family planning services. Planned parenthood has a right to perform abortions. -Jackie Speier

The political Right likes to champion individual rights and individual liberty, but it has also worked to enforce morality in relation to abortion, gambling, and homosexuality. -Dave Brat

The irrationality of disgust suggests it is unreliable as a source of moral insight. There may be good arguments against gay marriage, partial-birth abortions and human cloning, but the fact that some people find such acts to be disgusting should carry no weight. -Paul Bloom

One thing I've been thinking about is taking the social issues out of national politics. For example, if Georgia wanted abortion and Alabama didn't, that's going to be up to the people in Georgia. I can't sway them. Would I give them advice not to? Absolutely. Would I say it's wrong? Yes. -Joe Wurzelbacher

There's a difference between early and late abortions. If you have a late abortion, where the fetus might feel pain, then I think you should have a good reason. Because then you're inflicting pain. As you go through the third trimester, you need to have more serious reasons to end a pregnancy. -Peter Singer

Romney is a classic case of re-invention. As governor of Massachusetts, he supported government-sponsored healthcare, was sympathetic to gay rights, and opposed harsh restrictions on abortion. After measuring the difference between the Massachusetts electorate and the national one to which he must now appeal, he has reversed those positions. -Stephen Kinzer

Like the pro-slavery forces who invaded Kansas, the pro-abortion forces in Washington and elsewhere want us to believe that abortion is not murder; that being born is worse than death; that the unborn baby is property, not a person. -Tim Huelskamp

I am still a Catholic. I still believe life begins at conception. That is consistent with my Catholic beliefs. And I believe we must protect life. Whenever abortion comes up, we get questioned about the exceptions, but no one ever questions the extreme positions on the other side: late-term abortions, no on parental notification. -Michael Baumgartner

Barack Obama and I have an honest disagreement on the issue of abortion. -Bob Casey, Jr.

So often, generalizations don't apply to Catholic voters. Catholics are concerned about the war, the economy, about issues like abortion, issues pertaining to the budget and funding Medicaid and Medicare and what happens to the environment. -Bob Casey, Jr.

We're always going to argue about abortion. It's a hard choice and it's controversial, and that's why I'm pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices. -Hillary Clinton

What Andrew Cuomo said is, truly, a scandal. It's a scandal if he actually thinks it – that those who hold conservative views on abortion, gun rights and marriage are extreme, anathema and have no place in the state. -Peggy Noonan

I never go anywhere and encourage people to get married to someone of the same gender or to have abortions – the issue never comes up. -Cindy Sheehan

I have born-again Christians in my family, and they are completely against abortion… Everybody's got to stop being afraid of it real soon. Who's going to do it if a woman's network doesn't? People are going to be dying. -Patricia Richardson

Immortality awaits the legislator fortunate enough to have a significant law named after him. Think of Pell grants or Stafford loans for students, Sarbanes-Oxley to regulate Wall Street, or the Hyde Amendment on abortions. -Jim Cooper

After 'Roe v. Wade' – when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973 – I thought the national conversation about abortion and birth control would be over. It was not. -Karen DeCrow

How did abortion and birth control impact the congressional race of Dan Maffei and Ann Marie Buerkle or the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? I don't know. But I think the so-called social issues were front and center in the minds of voters. These issues may indeed have lost the Republicans some elections. -Karen DeCrow

Opponents of legal birth control, including abortion, have tried for decades to play the race card, saying that legal abortion is racist. What they ignore is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966. -Karen DeCrow

Ronald Reagan never did much to make abortion illegal. He did, however, deliver videotaped greetings, fulsome in praise for his hosts, to antiabortion rallies on the Mall. -Rick Perlstein

As a physician, I know that human life begins with fertilization, and I remain committed to ending abortion in all stages of pregnancy. I will continue to fight this atrocity on behalf of the unborn, and I hope my colleagues will support me in doing so. -Paul Broun

As governor of New Mexico, I would have – I signed a bill banning late term abortion. I've always favored parental notification. I've always favored counseling. I've always favored the notion of no public funds used for abortion. -Gary Johnson

I leave abortion to the woman. I just fundamentally end there. I absolutely support a woman's right to choose. -Gary Johnson

I don't mean to be trite about abortion, but I do feel it's a woman's body, and I don't think anyone should take away her choice of having or not having a child. -Joanna Cassidy

Quite frankly, I would prefer to have a non-Christian like Mitt Romney who at least pretends to embrace biblical principles over a professing Christian like Barack Obama who embraces very unbiblical positions on abortion. -Robert Jeffress

All anti-abortion protesters should be presented, on the spot, with an application to sign up as foster parents. They should also be given the names of children in their area in need of adoptive parents. And if they won't sign or volunteer, they should shut up. -Kurt Eichenwald

The Democratic policy is any abortion, any time, for any reason at any point in a woman's pregnancy, right up until the last minute, to be paid by taxpayers. Barbara Boxer described this policy as, 'It's not a life until it leaves the hospital.' -Carly Fiorina

I am pro-choice, but I don't consider that inconsistent at all with pro-life – there's no way that having an abortion, ever, is an easy decision, and it more often errs on the side of absolutely wrenching, not to mention physically debilitating. -Rachel Sklar

When we anthropomorphize the egg and sperm, when we turn them into a miniature bride and groom complete with personalities, what effect does this have on abortion legislation? -Emily Martin

My view is regardless of whether you think prohibiting abortion is good or whether you think prohibiting abortion is bad, regardless of how you come out on that, my only point is the Constitution does not say anything about it. It leaves it up to democratic choice. -Antonin Scalia

The fact is, when you hear the Republican candidates on immigration, when you see them and hear them talk about contraception, mammograms, abortion, and not the economy, it's clear to me they're moving farther and farther away from the mainstream. -Antonio Villaraigosa

I would say, people use labels all the time, but I'm kind of a traditional Catholic: Personally, I'm opposed to abortion, and personally, I'm opposed to the death penalty. -Tim Kaine

I am opposed to abortion on demand, and I am opposed to the 1967 Act in Britain being transferred to the north. -Martin McGuinness

We've had a very consistent position down the years. Sinn Fein is not in favour of abortion, and we resisted any attempt to bring the British 1967 Abortion Act to the north. -Martin McGuinness

If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ought not be in the business of providing abortions. -Mike Pence

I have taken the position, which is quite common among Catholics – I have got a personal feeling about abortion, but the right rule for government is to let women make their own decisions. -Tim Kaine

Late-term abortions are unconscionable. -Stephen Fincher

You can't claim to be pro-life and then vote to remove the restrictions that prevented government-funded abortions in the District of Columbia. -Scott DesJarlais

I mentioned it yesterday: I'm one of these people that – I don't – like, on the abortion issue, it's not something that – I'm very uncomfortable talking about it. I'm not gonna kid you. It's a very uncomfortable thing. I think that it's a legal issue. Definitely a legal issue. It's been decided upon by our Supreme Court. -Michael T. Flynn

I certainly don't think that taxpayers should subsidize abortions. -John Fleming

If a woman chooses to have an abortion, it is legal to do that in this country, but I don't think taxpayers should be put in a position to have to pay for those abortions. -John Fleming

Someday, somehow, the leadership of Planned Parenthood will have to answer for their callous disregard of the sanctity of human life. In the meantime, I am relieved that the Bryan abortion facility has gone out of business. -Bill Flores

I think if you hearken back to partial-birth abortion… everybody said, you know, it's not constitutional. It can't pass; it can't go anywhere, and it took time to do that, and it even had to succeed a presidential veto. But it eventually did. -Trent Franks

When the Left doesn't want to make abortion the issue, they say you're being against minorities. -Trent Franks

What we need to do is have empathy and that ultimately, at the end of the day, it's a woman's private choice… I don't support federal funding for abortions, nor do I support late-term abortions. -Chris Gibson

I think abortion is a settled issue in New York. -Chris Gibson

The American people overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding of abortions, and it's no different in Arizona, where we have long-standing policy against subsidizing them with public dollars. -Doug Ducey

We will hold Planned Parenthood accountable for knowingly endangering their patients by providing illegal abortions at a facility that was not properly licensed nor prepared to handle an emergency. -Matt Bevin

Unfortunately, I have been a little disappointed that we have issues out there like traditional marriage, abortion, school education, and we have so much silence from the black community, from black preachers, because they understand first hand the impact of all that. -Burgess Owens

In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant, they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy. It's like, when black girls are pregnant, it's like a statistic, but when white girls get pregnant, they get a TV show. -Benjamin Watson

Pro-lifers believe there are two victims in an abortion: the unborn child and the woman who felt that that was her best option. -Kellyanne Conway

What's happened with the over-the-counter birth control issue is that the Democrats didn't see it coming. They think that they've got a monopoly on talking to women from the waist down. Anything that has to do with reproduction and birth control and abortion – they call it women's health, then they call it women's issues. -Kellyanne Conway

African Americans are concerned about the scourge of abortion in their community, and respond to related facts and figures. Large majorities agree that every life should have a chance, regardless of race, socioeconomic status or circumstance. -Kellyanne Conway

Abortion opponents say women seek abortions in haste and confusion. Pro-choicers reply: Abortion is the most difficult, agonizing decision a woman ever makes. -Katha Pollitt

We need to say that women have sex, have abortions, are at peace with the decision, and move on with their lives. We need to say that is their right, and, moreover, it's good for everyone that they have this right: The whole society benefits when motherhood is voluntary. -Katha Pollitt

Most Americans probably have no idea how hostile anti-abortion sidewalk counseling outside clinics can be. There's a reason pro-choicers volunteer to escort patients as they make their way past angry crowds to the clinic door. -Katha Pollitt

Here is the dirty little secret about anti-abortion violence: It works. -Katha Pollitt

I think the meaning of abortion is what the woman says it is: For a woman who wants a child but can't have this one, it can be sad; for a woman who doesn't want a baby, it can feel like a huge relief, like having your whole life given back to you. -Katha Pollitt

Planned Parenthood is a pretty popular organization. Way more popular than Congress! It claims that one in five women have received care from one of its clinics. And this care, despite what abortion opponents say, is excellent and not easily replaceable by 'community health centers.' Texas tried it, and thousands of women went without care. -Katha Pollitt

Opposition to abortion was one of the ways the Christian right was brought into the Republican Party by conservatives hoping to move the party further right. Now, of course, the tail is wagging the dog. -Katha Pollitt

There is a huge reservoir of support for abortion rights from ordinary women. I hear all the time from women who had abortions and say it made possible the good life they went on to have. Social shaming silences too many. -Katha Pollitt

In the end, abortion is an issue of fundamental human rights. To force women to undergo pregnancy and childbirth against their will is to deprive them of the right to make basic decisions about their lives and well-being, and to give that power to the state. -Katha Pollitt

Women who give up their children for adoption are years and years later talking about how painful it was, much more than women who have abortions. -Katha Pollitt

My mother had an illegal abortion in 1960, which was the year the birth control pill came out, but I guess a little late for her, but – and I never knew. I found out when my father, after her death, got her FBI file. -Katha Pollitt

Women who have abortions are people you know. Because that is the truth! One in three American women will have an abortion by menopause. -Katha Pollitt

I put out a call on Twitter and Facebook and email for women to tell me their stories about their abortions. And many women said, 'I told my boyfriend I was pregnant, and that was the last I ever heard of them.' -Katha Pollitt

Since 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights' came out, I've done a fair amount of public speaking, and the two statistics that always make the audience sit up are that nearly one in three women will have had at least one abortion by menopause and 61 percent of women who have abortions are already mothers. -Katha Pollitt

Coming out was crucial to changing attitudes about gays and lesbians: will people feel differently about abortion if they know their mother, their aunt, or their friend had one? -Katha Pollitt

Remember that before 'Roe v. Wade' was decided, there were four states that allowed abortion in the first trimester if that's what the woman sought: New York, Hawaii, California, Alaska. Other states were shifting. And people were fighting over this issue in state legislatures. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Many progressives understand Scalia, and other conservative judges, in crassly political terms – as opponents of affirmative action, abortion, gun control, and campaign finance legislation. But what Scalia cared most about was clear, predictable rules, laid down in advance. -Cass Sunstein

Places where prostitution is legal, you find much better health care, fewer cases of disease and illegal abortions. There's really nothing to be gained by keeping prostitution illegal. -Thomas Jane

It is of great concern that the fabric of African life, its very source of hope and stability, is threatened by divorce, abortion, prostitution, human trafficking, and a contraception mentality. -Pope Benedict XVI

ISIS may be a perversion of Islam, but Islamic it is, just as Christian beliefs about the sanctity of the unborn child explain why some Christian fundamentalists attack abortion clinics and doctors. -Peter Bergen

Liberty University will not lend its name or financial support to undermine marriage or to promote abortion. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I had three abortions because I was certain that it would be a disaster for my work. -Marina Abramovic

Stoutly pro-tax-cut and libertarian on social issues like abortion, Trump is a Republican with the business know-how to turn the country's economy around. -Roger Stone

There was a time that I questioned the government's role in abortion. -Ken Cuccinelli

Really, given that God does judge nations, it's amazing that abortion has run as far and foully as it has without what I would consider to be a greater imposition of judgment on this country. Who knows what the future holds? -Ken Cuccinelli

School prayer, abortion, and school busing are indeed controversial issues. I doubt that there ever will be complete agreement on the public-policy questions they raise. -Max Baucus

I believe that abortion is the taking of human life. -William H. Pryor

I believe that abortion is morally wrong. -William H. Pryor

Abortion is wrong. I think everyone knows that, which is why abortion activists are so angry all the time. It's a bit like when you catch someone out in a lie, and they get really mad at you really quickly, and you can't work out why until later. It's guilt. -Milo Yiannopoulos

The rise of Breitbart is directly tied to being the voice of that center-right opposition. And, quite frankly, we're winning many, many victories. On the social conservative side, we're the voice of the anti-abortion movement, the voice of the traditional marriage movement, and I can tell you we're winning victory after victory after victory. -Steve Bannon

The Supreme Court has in place a legal structure which protects abortion rights in this country, and something has got to be done to change that before we can put in place truly meaningful protection for the unborn. -Charles T. Canady

Primarily motivated by a desire to keep abortion 'safe, legal and rare,' female liberals in the media have carte blanche to do and say anything. -Andrew Breitbart

If black lives matter, then why is it that black women are more than five times as likely as a white woman to have an abortion? I think the womb that brings forth the black life should matter… Because black lives absolutely matter, what about the babies in that womb? What about that mama? -Alveda King

It is absolutely ludicrous that abortion supporters would accuse a blood relative of Dr. King of hijacking the King legacy. Uncle Martin and my father, Rev. A. D. King were blood brothers. How can I hijack something that belongs to me? I am an heir to the King Family legacy. -Alveda King

While writing, saying, and doing much, Mr. Trump is apologizing for his past sins. He's walking away from supporting abortion, hurling insults and more. Now, America needs to follow suit and apologize for the scourge of legal abortion that has left millions of empty cradles, wombs barren, women's health damaged, and families broken. -Alveda King

I did have some secret abortions myself, which I repented from when I was born again in 1983. I drank the abortion Kool-Aid temporarily because I thought it was the answer. -Alveda King

We have all these politicians that claim they're pro-life and that say women should not be able to get abortions and all this other stuff… there's nothing more pro-life than helping a woman who wants to have a child have a child. Then I realized that health insurance doesn't cover IVF. -Remy Ma

I support Donald Trump, but I also support abortion and a women's right to choice, what to do with their body. -Kendra Wilkinson

Our movements reveal a great deal about who we are. A record of our locations over time can reveal whether we go to tent revivals or radical political meetings, abortion clinics or AIDS doctors. -Adam Cohen

I think it would be great if in 50 years you could find out lots more about the conditions your child is going to have – and if we lived in a society that is so tolerant that many things that might now lead to abortion would then be seen as part of human variance. -Andrew Solomon

One of the strangest unintended consequences of abortion, of legalized abortion, was that it drives the crime rate down because what abortion really was, was a mechanism for which fewer unwanted children could be born. -Stephen J. Dubner

I believe that if Democrats – not any one Democrat, and certainly not just me – want to start winning races again, Lujan's statement that the DCCC would fund candidates who oppose abortion rights puts our country in danger and makes it all the more likely that the Republicans will continue to defeat us in election after election. -Laura Moser

Wishy-washy equivocations – and not just on abortion, but on immigration, on civil rights, on income inequality – weaken all of us. -Laura Moser

There's a nastiness to conversations about U.S. education reform, which are characterized by the kind of stark taking-of-sides that's usually reserved for debates over guns or abortion rights. -Laura Moser

I consider myself pro-life, as I accept that the unborn is a human life with rights, and I do not support abortion on request or on demand. -Leo Varadkar

The Hyde Amendment might prohibit federal dollars from directly funding abortion, but federal money is used elsewhere in Planned Parenthood, which allows other funds to be used for abortion. -Tomi Lahren

Whether you are pro-choice or strongly pro-life, as I am, there should be common ground that abortion ceases to be an option when a baby can live outside the mother's womb or experience excruciating pain from a procedure. -Kevin Brady

I am 100 percent pro-life and have been my whole life. That means I am opposed to abortion at any stage of pregnancy, and I am opposed to embryonic stem-cell research. -Josh Hawley

Abortion is not a right. It is a violent act against the defenseless. It violates every principle of morality and should be barred by American law. Until that day, I fully support bans on partial-birth abortion, third-trimester abortion, and indeed every limit that can receive public support. -Josh Hawley

Taxpayer-funded abortion, especially the devil's bargain with Planned Parenthood, must cease immediately. To be clear, that means I believe Planned Parenthood should receive no tax monies of any kind. -Josh Hawley

Let's face it: when it comes to denying access to abortion care and reproductive rights, especially for low-income women with limited resources, there's no limit to how far some are willing to go. -Mike Quigley

On Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country, anti-women's health politicians continue to make it clear that they will stop at nothing to end access to a safe, legal abortion. -Mike Quigley

Because of restrictions on abortion access in their own state, many women in neighboring states are forced to travel hundreds of miles and cross state lines to seek an abortion. However, their rights should not have to depend on their zip code. -Mike Quigley

In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision concluded that women have a constitutionally protected right to safe and legal abortions. That landmark decision wasn't the beginning of women having abortions; it was the end of women dying from abortions. -Jan Schakowsky

To be clear, any abortion that takes place is one too many. But if it has to take place, then I think it should be available, and it should be available in a safe way. -Alexander De Croo

President Donald Trump's decision to ban American aid to all organisations that in any way advocate women's right to abortions is very unfortunate. All experience shows that this kind of decision does not reduce the number of abortions; rather, it forces girls and women to revert to life-threatening procedures. -Isabella Lovin

Science can and should inform debate about abortion and the law. But science does not resolve questions of moral value and moral choice. -Blase J. Cupich

Voting for a candidate solely because of that candidate's support for abortion or against him or her solely on the basis of his or her race is to promote an intrinsic evil. To do so consciously is indeed sinful. That is behavior incompatible with being a Christian. -Blase J. Cupich

Ultrasound is instrumental in the fight against abortion precisely because it allows women to make an informed choice by shedding light in a place which, for most of its history, has been shrouded in secrecy. -Eric Metaxas

If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, nobody would even notice, because the states are legislating their own laws about abortion, completely independent. -Wendy Long

How does a religious employer's decision not to offer health plans with abortion coverage dictate to anyone what to do with her own body? -Wendy Long

If men disappeared tomorrow, we'd still be having the abortion debate. If men disappeared tomorrow, there would still be racism and conflicts over religion. -Marjorie Liu

I voted against H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which is nothing more than a shameless attempt to intimidate doctors, spread misinformation about abortion, and decrease women's access to healthcare. -Seth Moulton

As a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus and a strong defender of a woman's right to choose, my bottom line here is this: women have a constitutional right to access abortion. -Seth Moulton

I generally favor permissive abortion laws. -Benjamin Wittes

One effect of Roe was to mobilize a permanent constituency for criminalizing abortion – a constituency that has driven much of the southern realignment toward conservatism. -Benjamin Wittes

We know that the way to decrease unplanned pregnancies and abortions is to make birth control and family planning services accessible and affordable, not micromanage the type of medical information and reproductive health counseling that women around the world receive. -Jeanne Shaheen

My personal opinion is that life begins at the point of conception, and abortion is morally indefensible. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Catholic Church's teachings are authoritative. There is a moral absolute on abortion – that it is wrong. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

I campaigned on signing the toughest abortion bill in the country. -Brian Kemp

I can't think of a more life-changing procedure for a young woman than an abortion. -Doug Ford

The evidence is pretty strong: if you have access to family planning and birth control, the abortion rate is going to go down. -Bob Casey, Jr.

Planned Parenthood's bottom line is number. And, with abortion as its primary money-maker, that means implementing a quota. -Abby Johnson

Filthy abortion clinics are not uncommon, but finding out about health violations at each clinic is no easy task. -Abby Johnson

As someone who used to work in an abortion clinic and who now has helped over 425 people get out of the abortion industry, I have hundreds of first-hand accounts of what abortion clinics do to cut corners on cleanliness and health. Truly disgusting tales. -Abby Johnson

The abortion industry is interested in nothing but the bottom line. -Abby Johnson

Women – and those who love them – need to know the truth about abortion facilities. -Abby Johnson

The abortion industry and their workers are under unique pressure and constantly in the spotlight because abortion is so controversial, and people on both sides are considerably passionate. This isn't a typical nine-to-five job. It's on a whole other level of intensity. -Abby Johnson

I left Planned Parenthood in 2009 and have since started an organization called And There Were None, which helps abortion workers leave their jobs and find new ones. -Abby Johnson

An abortion is expensive. Its cost includes pay for the doctor, supporting medical staff, their health benefits packages, and malpractice insurance. -Abby Johnson

Planned Parenthood doesn't care about women's health care needs; it cares about abortion. -Abby Johnson

Planned Parenthood's mission, on paper, is to give women quality and affordable health care and to protect women's rights. In reality, their mission is to increase their abortion numbers and, in turn, increase their revenue. -Abby Johnson

Abortion does not just hurt women. Abortion hurts a family, and it has a domino effect of hurting those related and close to those families through the grief and reality of losing a child to abortion. -Abby Johnson

Why do I leave the March for Life every year happier than when I came? Hope and gratefulness are the reasons. Gratefulness for the life we have and the life we've given and hope for the future, to live in a world where abortion becomes unthinkable. -Abby Johnson

My first March for Life was in 2010, three months after I left my job in the abortion industry as clinic director at a Planned Parenthood in Texas. It was intensely emotional, shocking in many ways, especially the outright love I saw in the faces of people who I once considered enemies. -Abby Johnson

I have a nationally distributed film whose pivotal scene is the ultrasound-guided abortion. -Abby Johnson

An important part of my story is that I didn't walk out of Planned Parenthood immediately after witnessing the ultrasound-guided abortion. It is made to appear that way in the film, 'Unplanned,' because they are trying to fit 10 years of my life into an hour-and-a-half-long movie. -Abby Johnson

Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) are constantly in the crosshairs of the abortion industry. They are angry that PRCs take away clients who would otherwise use them for abortion. They lose lots of money to PRCs every year – and are vastly outnumbered. -Abby Johnson

As a person who worked in the abortion industry for eight years, I can say unequivocally that the most manipulation I have ever witnessed was inside the walls of the abortion clinic. -Abby Johnson

'And Then There Were None' is a network of former abortion clinic workers who are stepping forward to tell our stories about what really happens behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood and abortion facilities across America. We are stepping forward because our voices deserve to be heard, and America deserves to know the truth. -Abby Johnson

When former abortion workers speak out in public about what they did in their clinics, what they saw happening, and the disrespect consistently shown women, hearts and mind change, and abortion facilities close. -Abby Johnson

The abortion facility in Texas where I worked for eight years closed after enough workers like me left. They closed because I finally spoke out against the terrible things I saw, the deceit I participated in, and the unsanitary practices common to many abortion facilities. -Abby Johnson

The testimony of former abortion workers can help persuade lawmakers to create fair laws that protect women from dirty abortion facilities. -Abby Johnson

It's my theory that one of the big reasons clinics have shut down – and will continue to shut down – is that former abortion workers have spoken out about their experiences in public and worked to testify against their former employers. -Abby Johnson

I had developed a relationship with one of the anti-abortion sidewalk counselors who stood in front of my facility. We talked regularly through the fence and she had asked me to go have coffee with her one day. I was impressed with her persistence and, honestly, I thought I would really like her if I got to know her. -Abby Johnson

I have seen women literally run into the abortion facility because someone was yelling Bible verses at them or pushing a graphic image in their faces. -Abby Johnson

I didn't grow up believing that abortion was a good choice for women, but since it was legal, I thought it must be okay. -Abby Johnson

Bottom line: Contraception does not reduce abortion. -Abby Johnson

When I worked for Planned Parenthood, we had a specific protocol that we had to follow when picking up our abortion doctor. Looking back, I realize how crazy this was, but at the time, I felt like I was a part of some super secret high-level security task force. -Abby Johnson

Most prochoicers have a line in the sand concerning abortion. There are very few abortion supporters who believe in abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. -Abby Johnson

I wish I had a dollar for every pro-choicer who told me that abortion has to be accessible for poor women… as if being poor makes you an unfit mother. -Abby Johnson

Part of being a former abortion clinic worker is learning how to deal with your past sin. -Abby Johnson

The only thing that will keep an abortion worker in the industry longer is a pro-lifer who condemns them. -Abby Johnson

I know I'm a smart person, and yet I was duped by the abortion industry for eight years. Why did it take so long for me to see the truth? I don't know. -Abby Johnson

I've heard pro-lifers yell at abortion clinic workers that they should 'Repent!' Repent of what? They don't see what they are doing as something that needs to be repented of. Why? Because they are blinded. Do you think yelling at them will remove that blindness? Not likely. -Abby Johnson

When I say, 'I want women to have access to authentic female healthcare,' I mean that I want women to have access to healthcare that supports their natural femininity. I mean that I want women to have access to healthcare that doesn't include the use of contraception and abortion. -Abby Johnson

Equal rights for women. I agree with that concept. But we will never be free, we will never obtain equality, until we stop letting ourselves become pawns of the abortion industry. Our freedom depends on our rejection of abortion. -Abby Johnson

I am a woman's advocate. I stand against abortion. -Abby Johnson

I get asked this question a lot. Am I really pro-life? Am I against abortion in all circumstances? Yes. Do I believe there are any exceptions for abortion? No. Do you want to make abortion illegal? Yes. -Abby Johnson

The only time the issue of abortion ever comes up – and you'll notice this pattern – is when there's a presidential election coming around. When there's a presidential election, all of a sudden, 'Oh my God, we care so much about the babies.' -Ana Kasparian

Why do evangelicals support Trump? It could be because he amplified his religious messaging on the campaign trail by saying that women who get abortions should be punished and that he's not in favor of same sex marriage. -Ana Kasparian

It's laughable to claim the pro-life label while simultaneously putting people's lives at risk because you're too stubborn to acknowledge that Medicaid doesn't fund abortions. -Ana Kasparian

Ever since the 1980s and the Moral Majority, evangelicals have been loyal to the Republican Party, giving their votes in return for promises on abortion, family, and other arenas of policy which promised them protection for their churches and their priorities. -Ben Domenech

Antiabortion rules disproportionately harm women of color and low-income women of every ethnicity, affecting their economic capacity and threatening their very lives. -Stacey Abrams

Tea Party sympathizers are more conservative on abortion policy than typical Republicans. -Ari Melber

Why do Tea Party backers oppose abortion at higher rates than their traditional GOP cohort? Religion. -Ari Melber

Tea Party adherents are actually more religion-driven and more anti-abortion than the party they are supposedly upending. -Ari Melber

No matter what your views are on abortion, the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution is a very cruel, cruel law which benefits no one. -Aisling Bea

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