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The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies. Harry A. Blackmun
Instead of sending the best and the brightest Americans to Baghdad for the occupation, the Bush administration sent the loyal and the willing… People were asked about how they felt about Roe v. Wade and their party affiliation and their religion… The experience of Jay Hallan, 2 years out of college, was as a White House intern. He was placed in charge of opening the Baghdad Stock Exchange…. Most of the staff had never before worked outside the United States. Rajiv Chandrasekaran
We won’t go back to the days of coat hangars and knitting needles. Rich women will fly to California; poor women will use Cytotec. Jerry Edwards
Think of any name. I’ve been called it in these letters. Harry A. Blackmun
Dad never demonstrated any fear, although my sisters and I lived in terror he’d be killed by an assassin. Susie Blackmun
… Harry Blackmun’s abomination. Pat Buchanan
Abortion raises moral and spiritual questions over which honorable persons can disagree sincerely and profoundly. But those disagreements did not then and do not now relieve us of our duty to apply the Constitution faithfully. Harry A. Blackmun
The court stands less than tall when it defers hearing a case for political reasons. Harry A. Blackmun
The word 'person', as used in the 14th Amendment, does not include the unborn. Harry A. Blackmun
This right of privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy… Harry A. Blackmun
When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. Harry A. Blackmun
Several decisions of this Court make clear that freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. . . . That right necessarily includes the right of a woman to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. Potter Stewart
We all know that if we repeal Roe v. Wade tomorrow …, we would condemn thousands of young women to illegal and dangerous operations. John McCain
… as a nation, we recognize the right of all people to believe as they want and not to impose our beliefs on other people. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign Mitt Romney
As we’re moving forward at the state level, we end up hollowing out Roe even without the Supreme Court. That’s really where our strategy is so solid. Charmaine Yoest