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By rejecting abortion-on-demand, we can move our ...
by Robert Casey

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Abortion is a question of choice.
- Robert Casey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

Chaos is rejecting all you have learned,
Chaos is being yourself.
- Emile M. Cioran

I lost a very dear friend who lived with AIDS for about 17 years.
Rejecting early treatments that were iffy,
he thought he saved himself.
I really miss him a lot.
- Bernadette Peters

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think.
More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote,
rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.
- Bob Black

I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible.
- Fred Hoyle

As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes,
certain patterns of enquiry emerge.
- Bridget Riley

The thing that bothered me when I was in college was
that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that got me to where I was.
- Clarence Thomas

The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating
a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting
conventional political categories.
- Christopher Lasch

Civilization is merely an advance in taste:
accepting,
all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

You are all things.
Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect
of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness.
- Joy Page

Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
- Harold Evans

But if, on the other hand, we should be justified in rejecting it,
if there testified on oath, then, supposing our rules of evidence to be sound,
we may be excused if we hesitate elsewhere to give it credence.
- Simon Greenleaf

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one is pro-abortion.
- Barack Obama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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