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I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me,
by 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

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

Abortion is a question of choice.
- Robert Casey

 

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

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

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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

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

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

Abortion is the ultimate violence.
- Robert Casey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
- Scott Cook

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far
better company than the average adult.
- John B. S. Haldane

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

I've been around racing a fairly long time,
but when it comes to the important issues,
I'm happy to let others make the big decisions.
- Mats Sundin

I have never been bored an hour in my life.
I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous
thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.
- William Allen White

You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift.
You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.
- Sarah Brightman

Using these unnamed sources, if done properly,
carefully and fairly, provides more accountability in government.
- Bob Woodward

Besides, I'm fairly incompetent.
I can't play that fast.
- Benmont Tench

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified.
The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
- Newt Gingrich

Mess is fairly good.
It is like what is found in American hotels except for cake and pie.
- Knute Nelson

No one felt it more than the President.
I saw him repeatedly, and he fairly groaned at the
inexplicable delay in the advent of help from the loyal States.
- Henry Villard

There is a lot going on in high schools,
and I think what we portray is fairly accurate.
- Chi McBride

People think that if you look fairly reasonable,
you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting,
I think beauty can be a great handicap.
- Vivien Leigh

I'm a fairly undisciplined writer.
- Neil Gaiman

I fight fairly, and in good faith.
- Edmond About

Inspired by the purse rather than the soul,
the mercenary side fairly screams in many of the works
put out by every day American publishers.
- Alma Gluck

I got to know Sterling Hayden fairly well.
He was a quiet man, who got more complicated as the years went on.
- Marie Windsor

This means keeping many trails open at once,
inevitably requiring a fairly 'parallel' plot.
This plot should be discovered rather than announced,
so show, don't tell.
- Graham Nelson

I think that we give the impression,
to carry on your metaphor,
that we go a little faster than we actually do.
I'm fairly lazy so I'm always interested in slowing down.
- Ashley Judd

Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing
the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period,
which many central banks have emphasized in recent years.
- Toshihiko Fukui

The difference between me and American-born actors
is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.
- Joan Chen

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

I lost my parents when I was fairly young.
- Craig T. Nelson

We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
- Neil LaBute

The guillotine was most effective and used until fairly recently.
- Herbert Lom

The one thing that I know government is good for is
countervailing against monopoly.
It's not great at that either, but it's the only force
I know that is fairly reliable.
- John Perry Barlow

Non-proliferation will only work if all states are willing to cooperate,
and that will only happen if all feel they are being treated fairly.
- John Bruton

The totality of a record is usually beyond ones ability
to imagine when you start working on it,
but the component parts are, usually,
fairly clear one way or another.
- Fred Frith

There is such a thing as legitimate warfare:
war has its laws;
there are things which may fairly be done,
and things which may not be done.
- John Henry Newman

My grandfather, on my father's side,
helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China.
He was a fairly well-known scholar.
- Maya Lin

As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums,
I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York.
- Kate Smith

Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately.
- Bill Nelson

We were soon free of the woods and bushes,
and fairly upon the broad prairie.
- Francis Parkman


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