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Abortion is the ultimate violence. ...
by Robert Casey

Abortion is the ultimate violence.
- 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

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

From the beginning, each human embryo has its own unique genetic identity.
- 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

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

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

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We must make children and families a national priority.
- Robert Casey

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

Any man who has ever tried to use political power for
the common good has felt an awful sense of powerlessness.
- Robert Casey

Our party has always been the voice of the powerless and the voiceless.
- Robert Casey

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state
who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at
his party's convention without the national media protesting it.
- 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

Abortion on demand has, in my judgment,
contributed significantly to an environment in our
country in which life has become very cheap.
- Robert Casey

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

Who belongs to the community of the commonly protected?
- Robert Casey

Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity
will we respect? For whose well-being will we,
as a people, assume responsibility?
- Robert Casey

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are
united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
- Robert Casey

Abortion is a question of choice.
- 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

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

Tolerance is the price we pay for living in a free,
pluralistic society.
- Robert Casey

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

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

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

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

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

Today, the growing economic and social pressures in
our country are putting millions of women,
children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect,
especially when families are denied basic support services
and economic opportunity.
- 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

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

My strong personal view, which I believe is shared
by millions of Americans,
is that our party should make a strong statement in
its platform that the unborn child has a fundamental
right to life which should be protected.
- 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

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the
equality and independence of women,
and as a solution to the problems of single parenting,
child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
- Robert Casey

In short, our response as a party should be to work
to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies,
and work to make life worth living for mother and child,
rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis.
- Robert Casey

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

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

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

Abortion is either OK or it's not.
- Peggy Noonan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm against abortion.
- Charles Evers

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

No one is pro-abortion.
- Barack Obama

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

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

I think abortion is murder.
- Victoria Jackson

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

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

It only takes five people in black robes to determine
such crucial issues for our country as abortion,
pornography, same-sex 'marriage,' and religious liberties.
- Richard Land

Abortion is inherently different from other medical
procedures because no other procedure involves the
purposeful termination of a potential life.
- Potter Stewart

Because I believe that abortion is murder,
I also believe that force is justified in an attempt to stop it.
- Eric Rudolph

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

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


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