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

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

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

 

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

Abortion is the ultimate violence.
- Robert Casey

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

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

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

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

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

Abortion is a question of choice.
- Robert Casey

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

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

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

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

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

Who belongs to the community of the commonly protected?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen


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