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To establish justice and to promote the general welfare,
by Robert Casey

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

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

We must make children and families a national priority.
- 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Abortion is a question of choice.
- Robert Casey

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

Abortion is the ultimate violence.
- Robert Casey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers...
It is in reality the most potent and the most direct
social insurance the workers can establish.
- Samuel Gompers

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on
our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
- Denis Waitley

It didn't take long to establish myself,
as far as people thinking my work was good.
They liked it from the start.
- Harvey Pekar

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect,
between the disaster and the atrocity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

My third appeal is to my fellow citizens in all countries:
Help us to establish lasting peace in the world.
- Joseph Rotblat

We constantly learn new lessons up here.
The experiences we gather will enable us to establish
a long-term station on the moon and to go on to Mars.
- John Phillips

There is not only no free state which would now establish it,
but there is no slave state, which, if it had had the
free alternative as we now have,
would have founded slavery.
- William H. Seward

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy.
You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit...
a reputation, character.
- John D. Rockefeller

By the way, the point between rationality and what
we would call the irrational is a very difficult point to establish.
There's no specific line, as you know.
- Leo Ornstein

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent
reputation as being a decent character actor.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

We have reiterated on many occasions that China wishes
to establish and develop long-term,
good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all countries in south Asia.
- Li Peng

I did everything I could to establish myself,
but it just didn't work that way.
I'm not angry about that.
- Tim Hardaway

Lasting peace and security in Iraq and Afghanistan
will be achieved when we establish the conditions for democratic,
economically viable nations.
- John Warner

I will continue to advocate for a strong federal government
role to establish the production,
storage and distribution networks needed to support a hydrogen economy.
- Albert Wynn

If we can by any method establish a relation of mutual
trust between the laborer and the employer,
we shall lay the foundation stone of a structure that
will endure for all time.
- Mark Hanna

Many are called but few are chosen.
There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the
Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.
- Edward Norman

I never wanted to separate from either wife.
It was accumulated stress.
We had virtually no time to ourselves.
After politics we were both working very hard to establish new careers.
- John Hewson

India is a regional power.
It does not need anything to establish it.
- Gary Ackerman

I can establish the expectation of retributive justice.
Have we done that? No.
- Paddy Ashdown

We have a law that allows us to establish charter schools here in this state.
We ought to get going on it.
- Craig Benson

All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.
- Joseph Joubert

I think the motive is to establish in federal law the
personhood from conception forward and try and alter
the Constitution through statute.
- Zoe Lofgren

As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish
the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
- Boris Pasternak

What we want is to establish the rules of a market economy -
not to plan its outcome.
- Vaclav Klaus

For we, too, have our ideals, even if we differ from
those who have tried to establish a monopoly of idealism.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Everyone agrees that our ultimate goal is to establish a free,
open and democratic Iraqi government and bring our
men and women in uniform home as soon as possible.
- James T. Walsh

If you're going to establish a certain level of unreality
than you have to deal with it.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Once you establish a look, and once everybody recognizes that look as your look,
you never have to think about fashion again.
- Doug Coupland

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
- George Orwell

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise
to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov

Galileo was no idiot.
Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom -
that may be necessary in religion,
but in time a scientific result will establish itself.
- David Hilbert

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies
of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between
civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.
- Vincente Fox


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