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The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control. Friedrich Durrenmatt
Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen. Richard Mourdock
If you want the government off your back, get your hands out of its pockets. Gary Hart
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. Ayn Rand
Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion. Spike Milligan
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. Florynce Kennedy
Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open. Emma Goldman
We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them. Dora Russell
The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies. Harry A. Blackmun
The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Thanks in part to Swedish research, home abortion is now predictively safe and effective and preferred by women around the globe. America is the exception. Ingrid S. Andersson
Most important of all is love. Church of Sweden
I dream of the day when every new born child is welcome, when men and women are equal, and when sexuality is an expression of intimacy, joy and tenderness. Elise Ottesen-Jensen
These good Christians do not have the courage to face me. They follow my children around and shout at them, "Your father is a mass murderer" and other terrible epithets. Lester Minto
See a 10 year old girl who is pregnant and tell me God wants it that way. See a 58 year old woman who is pregnant and tell me God wants it that way. Lester Minto
In order to stabilize human population growth, we must prioritize the education of girls, the empowerment of women, the provision of ubiquitous access to the knowledge and techniques of fertility management, and the continued raising of child survival rates. Al Gore
This small but seminal meeting in many ways epitomized the brazen yet banal nature of organized antiabortion extremism–a rah-rah atmosphere, like some perverse parody of a pep rally, in which threats of future violence were cloaked as free speech, and past criminal acts were celebrated as valid tools for intimidating fellow citizens. A fringe culture was coalescing. Frederick Clarkson
Execute Baby Killers. Anonymous
How many more [murders of abortion providers] is it going to take before we finally realize that legalized abortion in fact will destroy the United States of America? What do you expect people to do who literally understand that these people are making a living killing babies? Well, the evidence is at hand. There are people out there who will go and blow their brains out. Neal Horsley
Track down license plate numbers to obtain addresses of clinic employees, then follow them to supermarkets, hotels, and other public places where they can be confronted. Snap photographs. Run video cameras. Find Social Security numbers and check financial records. Infiltrate clinics by posing as patients. Befriend a clinic worker's son, then preach to him about the sins of his mother. Dig up dirt through court and other government records. File as many lawsuits as possible. Operation Rescue
I realized that a large number of very important things would be accomplished by my shooting another abortionist in Pensacola. This would put the pro-life rhetoric about defending born and unborn children equally into practice. It would bear witness to the full humanity of the unborn as nothing else could. It would also open the people's eyes to the enormous consequences of abortion – not only for the unborn, but also for the government that had sanctioned it and for those who are required to resist it. This would convict millions of people of their past neglect and spur many to future obedience. I also realized that this would help to force people to decide whether they would join the battle in defense of abortionists or side with their intended victims. Paul Jennings Hill
I think that right now they are doing what they have to do. [Referring to China's one-child policy, and forced abortion for women pregnant more than once.] I don't agree with forced abortion, but I don't think the United States needs to interfere with what they're doing internally in this regard. China is courting a demographic catastrophe. By aborting more girls than boys, in 10 or 20 years Chinese men will have to import wives from Indonesia, which will, in a sense, dilute the–what they consider the racial purity of the Han Chinese. Pat Robertson
Abortion is never necessary to save a mother's life. Judie A. Brown
From the beginning when I founded Operation Rescue, the vision was not solely to end child-killing; the vision was to recapture the power bases of America, for child- killing to be the first domino, if you will, to fall in a series of dominoes. My feeling was, and still is, once we mobilize the momentum, the manpower, the money, and all that goes with that to make child-killing illegal, we will have sufficient moral authority and moral force and momentum to get the homosexual movement back in the closet, to get the condom pushers in our schools to be back on the fringes of society. Randall Terry
This right to privacy ... doesn't exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, this right that was created, it was created in Griswold–Griswold was the contraceptive case–and abortion. And now we're just extending it out. And the further you extend it out, the more ...this freedom actually intervenes and affects the family. You say, 'Well, it's my individual freedom.' Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that's antithetical to strong healthy families. Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, where it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family. Rick Santorum
Family planning is the only exit point of the land problem. No other solution is possible. Norbert Ndihokubwayo
They banned DDT, not because it was necessarily bad, but because it was a great way to help population control. Banning DDT permits more human deaths from insect-born diseases, like malaria. Kent Hovind
Too many people have been spied upon by too many Government agencies and too much information has been collected. The Government has often undertaken the secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs posed no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power. The Government, operating primarily through secret informants, but also using other intrusive techniques such as wiretaps, microphone "bugs", surreptitious mail opening, and break-ins, has swept in vast amounts of information about the personal lives, views, and associations of American citizens. Investigations of groups deemed potentially dangerous -- and even of groups suspected of associating with potentially dangerous organizations -- have continued for decades, despite the fact that those groups did not engage in unlawful activity. Groups and individuals have been harassed and disrupted because of their political views and their lifestyles. Investigations have been based upon vague standards whose breadth made excessive collection inevitable. Frank Church
Embryonic stem cell research is a key that will unlock the future. Gordon Smith
All parties to the human embryo debate have something vital to defend. Leon Kass
I have dreams about embryos. A little embryo says to me, ‘Leon, what are you going to do for me today.’ Leon Kass
Abortion is a social evil to be avoided. Anibal Cavaco Silva
We cannot have tomorrow’s miracles if we tie scientists’ hands with yesterday’s rules. Gordon Smith
If information is collected, it will be compromised. People have no idea of the way that data collected for one purpose may be used for another. Evan Hendricks
Three centuries ago they came for sandalwood. Today the bastards are after our genes Lopeti Senituli
I do not believe the president’s sex life is any of our business. After 30 years of political reporting I have been unable to establish a link between marital fidelity and high performance in public office. It really doesn’t matter who they screw in private as long as they don’t screw the public. Molly Ivins
We must encourage those who earn less than $200 per month and cannot afford to nurture and educate many children never to have more than two... We will regret the time lost if we do not now take the first tentative steps towards correcting a trend which can leave our society with a large number of the physically, intellectually and culturally anemic. Lee Kuan Yew
The poor are making themselves poorer through rising birth rates. Lee Kuan Yew
Governments facing population explosions and implosions will soon have no choice but to grapple with matters generally considered private. Lee Kuan Yew
A woman owns her own body and nobody has the right to tell her what to do with it. Period. James Stockdale
Abortion is the choice that kills!!! Anonymous
Too many women believe that abortion is a safety net; abortion is a safety hazard. Mark Green
There can be no effective solution of the Indian food problem that does not include population control. Lyndon B. Johnson
Nothing is more personal, more individual, more important to women than the plank on abortion. Shirley MacLaine
There is growing use of government intrusion into your creative space…. The government is able to see more deeply into our intellectual lives. Larry Siems
The command "Be fruitful and multiply" was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two people. William Ralph Inge
Last week we passed a birth-control bill. Now we are trying to pass a law to put the people to bed an hour earlier. Frank L Gill
I have noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan
Seventy-seven percent of anti-abortion leaders are men. 100% of them will never be pregnant. Planned Parenthood
This is using taxpayer money to pay for the intentional destruction of human life Sam Brownback
What is this life by which you, who exist still incomplete, count for more than I, who exist complete already? What is this respect for you that removes respect for me? What is this right of yours to exist that takes no account of my right to exist? Oriana Fallaci
Women who become pregnant through rape or incest should not qualify for government-funded abortions unless their pregnancy is life-threatening. Stockwell Day
What is a human embryo? Is it a person or is it a piece of property. Sam Brownback
Finding a balance between hoped for cures and respect for life: That is the challenge. Robert Krulwich
In 1967 the abortion laws in England were liberalized and we were all assured that this would not lead to abortion on demand or a decline in respect for unborn life or pressure on medical staff to become involved in abortion against their conscience. Five million abortions later those claims look hollow. Ann Widdecombe
When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in society - so when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged. Mattie Brinkerhoff
The custom of procuring abortions has reached such appalling proportions in America as to be beyond belief...So great is the misery of the working classes that seventeen abortions are committed in every one hundred pregnancies. Emma Goldman
When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Guilty? Yes. No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime! Susan B. Anthony
Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women. Alice Paul
Child murderers practice their profession without let or hindrance, and open infant butcheries unquestioned...Is there no remedy for all this ante-natal child murder?...Perhaps there will come a time when...an unmarried mother will not be despised because of her motherhood...and when the right of the unborn to be born will not be denied or interfered with. Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
A woman should be able to choose to have an abortion up to a certain point in pregnancy. Albert Einstein
The conservatives on the Rehnquist Court never saw a restriction on abortion that it didn’t like. Stephen Gottlieb
It is impossible to differentiate between what I say in my individual capacity from what I say as President. Theodore Roosevelt
If information is gathered, history shows that it will be used at some time. Geoffrey Stone
We are all victims of data mining…. We are in a data mining culture…. Americans do not place a high value on the privacy of their communications and will give up that right for modest benefit. Richard A. Posner
Why should a woman who discovers through amniocentesis that her baby will be born with Tay-Sachs disease, for instance, that the baby will live at most two years and those two years in incredible pain, be forced to carry the fetus to term, and yet a woman who becomes pregnant through incest would be allowed to abort her fetus? Margaret Warner
35 percent of U. S. births in the last 5 years were the result of unintended pregnancies …. That’s no surprise given recent efforts to reduce access to birth control, sex education, and abortion in this country. Brian Dixon
Facts have never made any difference to birth control opponents, because in their minds, the use of contraceptives is itself irresponsible and immoral. Brian Dixon
The privacy and dignity of our citizens are being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen – a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person's] life. William O. Douglas
We may have government surveillance people listening in on Quaker anti-war meetings. Adam Schiff
It is not the choice of a woman to decide on life. That choice is the Creator’s. Alan Keyes
In Texas, self abortion is no crime… A woman who carries out an abortion on herself has committed no crime. The law regards her as a victim. Sarah Weddington
Abortion is now safer for a woman than childbirth. Sarah Weddington
Mr. Justice, there are unanswerable questions in this case. Jay Floyd
The traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse under pressure from scientific, technological, and demographic developments… it may be that only a rump of hard-core, know-nothing religious fundamentalist will defend the view that every human life, from conception to death, is sacrosanct. Peter Drucker; Peter Singer
There is a difference between giving up privacy under the rule of law, and giving it up by executive fiat. Hillary Clinton
Every person is king in his own home. Albanian Proverb
Abortion is an issue between a woman and her God. Maureen Reagan
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
Without going into a philosophical debate on the rights of the unborn, it is important to recognize the right of women to safe abortion. Even in the case of medically-indicated abortions, the pregnancy termination often results in maternal death, and may cause serious morbidity. Shershah Syed
Birth Control - The Silent Abortion. "Pro-life" women using an oral contraceptive are committing abortions on themselves. Army of God
Upright men can even better convince themselves of the solid grounds on which the teaching of the Church in this field is based if they care to reflect upon the consequences of methods of artificially limiting the increase of children. Let them consider, first of all, how wide and easy a road would thus be opened up towards conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality. Not much experience is needed in order to know human weakness, and to understand that men—especially the young, who are so vulnerable on this point—have need of encouragement to be faithful to the moral law, so that they must not be offered some easy means of eluding its observance. It is also to be feared that the man, growing used to the employment of anti-conceptive practices, may finally lose respect for the woman and, no longer caring for her physical and psychological equilibrium, may come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion. Pope Paul VI
Abortion: The Ultimate Child Abuse Anonymous
He who peeps through a hole may see what will vex him. Anonymous
Keep your rosaries off our ovaries. Anonymous
The federal government should stay out of it. Lamar Alexander
We have to stabilize the population of this planet. Kofi Annan
If a man strike the daughter of a man and cause her to miscarry, they shall prosecute him, they shall convict him, two talents and thirty manas of lead shall he pay, fifty blows they shall inflict on him, one month shall he toil…. If a man strike a harlot and cause her to miscarry blows for blows they shall lay upon him; he shall make restitution for a life Assyria
If a woman induces an abortion, they shall prosecute her, they shall convict her, they shall crucify her, they shall not bury her. If she die from the abortion, they shall crucify her, they shall not bury her. Assyria
Private faces in public places Are wiser and nicer Than public faces in private places. W. H. Auden
Abortionists should be put to death. Jeffrey Baker
Do all have the freedom of conscience except the King? Baudouin I
The only public good is that which assures the private good of the citizens. Simone de Beauvoir
Public men are bees working in a glass hive. Henry Ward Beecher
The true test of a privacy policy is the remedy to consumers if their privacy is invaded. Thomas Bililey
I like my privacy as much as the next one, but I am compelled to admit that government has a right to invade it unless prohibited by some specific Constitutional provision. Hugo Black
Think of any name. I’ve been called it in these letters. Harry A. Blackmun
Few decisions are more personal and intimate, more properly private, or more basic to individual dignity and autonomy than a woman's decision ... whether to end her pregnancy. A woman's right to make that choice freely is fundamental. 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
No outward doors of a man's house can in general be broken open to execute any civil process; though in criminal cases the public safety supersedes the private. William Blackstone
Absolutely anti-choice, anti-abortion, except where the political life of the candidate may be in danger. Herb Block
We have created life. Brigitte Boisselier
If it becomes accepted that politicians' private lives are fair game, many of the best and most talented people, male or female, will refuse to enter politics. We need strong, determined people in politics, but we also need people who are sensitive and compassionate. The way we are going, we'll end up with only the hard men. Pamela Bone
The main reason Italian women resort to abortion is the Catholic insistence that no birth control information be distributed. Margherita Bonivar
I'm a Republican, but not on this issue [abortion]. It's destroying the party. Mary Bono
That’s a personal issue that belongs in somebody’s house … something we shouldn’t be sticking our fingers into. Sonny Bono
Please do not vote against a candidate's personal life. Barbara Boxer
The entire matter of abortion is private and personal. Barbara Boxer
The right to be let alone—the most comprehensive of rights and the most valued by civilized men. Louis D. Brandeis
There is in essence no difference between a sealed letter and a telephone call. Louis D. Brandeis
At some level I've got to have a private life. Carol Moseley Braun
The Constitution protects individual decisions in matters of childbearing from unjustified intrusion by the state ….The right to privacy in connection with decisions affecting procreation extends to minors as well as adults. William J. Brennan, Jr.
The killing of the unborn is crazy. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
It is clear that in some instances the use of microphone surveillance is the only possible way of uncovering the activities of espionage agents, possible saboteurs and subversive persons. In such instances I am of the opinion that the national interest requires that microphone surveillance be utilized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Herbert Brownell
… Harry Blackmun’s abomination. Pat Buchanan
I'd rather be pro-life than President. Pat Buchanan
RU 486 is a human pesticide. Pat Buchanan
Western women are terminating their pregnancies at a rate that represents autogenocide for peoples of European ancestry. Pat Buchanan
No, I'm not. Barbara Bush
America is not ready to ban abortions. George W. Bush
The best public policy is to encourage fewer abortions through strong adoption laws and sending a clear abstinence message to our children. George W. Bush
Women should have the right to choose or not to choose abortion. George W. Bush
There’s all this Christian right, and abortion. These are not the issues that drive people’s concerns. John Ellis Bush
It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses. Patrick Campbell
There are people of good will who believe that . But there are other people of good will who do not …. It is fundamentally a religious question …. People of great faith … are trying to impose that faith on everyone. Tom Campbell
Partial Birth Abortion Charles T. Canady
The "flatfoot mentality" insists that any individual or organization that wants to change anything in our present system is somehow subversive of "the American way," and should be under constant surveillance—a task that seems to absorb most of our resources for fighting genuine crime. Virginia Anne Carabillo
It's an unfortunate day for the women of Missouri. Mel Carnahan
If they [Indian women] tire of their men, they give themselves abortions with herbs that force stillbirths ... Bartolome de las Casas
The violence of killing in the name of pro-life makes a mockery of the pro-life cause. Catholic Bishops
Whenever the abortion issue is raised, people are asked to compromise their principles in order to reach some sort of political accommodation. Linda Chavez
Child care, abortion and women in the labor force. White women must get in line behind us. The issue is survival. Shirley Chisholm
Without your knowledge, the eyes and ears of many will see and watch you as they have done already. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
... the silly, mean, and cowardly lies that every day are found in the columns of certain newspapers, which violate every instinct of American manliness, and in ghoulish glee desecrate every sacred relation of private life. Grover Cleveland
I have supported parental notice so long as there is some kind of bypass protection, because insofar as possible, we respect and honor the family. It would be better in most cases if the family could support a young girl's decision either to bear her child, or seek an abortion. Hillary Clinton
Even people in public life are entitled to some zone of privacy. Bill Clinton
I've always had both sides mad at me on this issue [abortion]. Bill Clinton
Our vision should be of an America where abortion is safe and legal, but rare. Bill Clinton
For a man's house is his castle. Edward Coke
If there’s a church that says there is a right to life and then goes and kills people in abortion clinics and executes Black people in prison, then I don’t need that church. Johnetta B. Cole
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To use government interference as a weapon to try to enforce one’s personal moral standards on other people is wrong … I have never been able to understand how one could be a conservative and also say that government ought to be imposing itself into private decisions by consumers. Charles D. Cook
The right to one's person may be said to be a right of complete immunity. Thomas McIntire Cooley
We know that no one should tell a woman she has to bear an unwanted child. Walter Cronkite
No one should tell a woman she has to bear an unwanted child. Walter Cronkite
Whenever I hear people discussing birth control, I always remember that I was the fifth. Clarence Darrow
Reproductive freedom is a fundamental human right. We therefore oppose government interference in the reproductive decisions of Americans. Democratic Party
We are ... so anxious that neither the police nor the security service pry into private lives, that there is no machinery for reporting the moral misbehaviour of [Cabinet] Ministers.... It is perhaps better thus, than we should have a "police state. Alfred Denning
I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. Book of Deuteronomy
If war were declared tonight and I went on a talk show, the first question would be about abortion. Bob Dole
We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government. William O. Douglas
Can there be any doubt that a Bill of Rights that in time of peace bars soldiers from being quartered in a home without the consent of the owner should also bar the police from investigating the intimacies of the marriage relation? William O. Douglas
What a man thinks is of no concern to government. William O. Douglas
Various guarantees [of the Constitution] create zones of privacy. The right of association contained in the penumbra of the 1st Amendment is one, as we have seen. The Third Amendment in its protection against the quartering of soldiers "in any house" in time of peace without the consent of the owner is another facet of that privacy. The 4th Amendment explicitly affirms the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures." The 5th Amendment in its Self-Incrimination Clause enables the citizen to create a zone of privacy which the government may not force him to surrender to his detriment. William O. Douglas
How can it be moral to force a 14 year old girl to bear the child of a rapist? Auvil Doyle
There is no communication between the Census Bureau and the IRS [Internal Revenue Service] and the INS [Immigration & Naturalization Service]. None. Zero. Zilch. Mervyn Dymally
In cyberspace, once privacy is breached, it may be breached worldwide. Free speech is not restricted to a street-corner audience, a locker room, or a limited-circulation publication, but travels the world. Esther Dyson
Sixty-nine percent think it's against God's will to clone human beings. Well, if it were against God's will, wouldn't he just kill all the cloners? Wouldn't he just stop it on his own? Dean Edell
During the last few weeks I have felt that the Suez Canal was flowing through my drawing room. Clarissa Eden
People are just beginning to learn how much their own personal privacy is being invaded and that they’re losing control over their own information. John Edwards
I adore your catchy slogan, “Adoption, not Abortion,” although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective. Barbara Ehrenreich
Anti-human cloning legislation is, for infertile Americans, the equivalent of anti-reproduction legislation. Mark Eibert
Abortion has an important and positive public health effect. Joycelyn Elders
[Anti-abortionists should:] get over their love affair with the fetus. Joycelyn Elders
We all want abstinence. And if I knew how to get abstinence I would do whatever it takes to do that ... Given a choice between hearing my daughter say I'm pregnant or I used a condom, most mothers would get up in the middle of the night and buy them herself. Joycelyn Elders
I would like to make every child born in America a planned, wanted child. Joycelyn Elders
[Criticizing some anti-abortion groups:] They always want the children to be born, but they don't want to support them when they are born. Joycelyn Elders
We need to teach responsibility not legislate morality, because the vows of abstinence break far more easily than latex condoms. Joycelyn Elders
We teach teen-agers what to do in the front seat of cars, and now should teach them what to do in the back seats. Joycelyn Elders
You've been preaching abstinence as long as you've been preaching. But I've still got a problem. Joycelyn Elders
If the Vice President thinks its disgraceful for an unmarried woman to bear a child, and if he believes that a woman cannot adequately raise a child without a father, then he'd better make sure abortion remains safe and legal. Diane English
We are told here today, that what the King of England can't do, the President of the United States can. Samuel J. Ervin Jr.
Keep a woman's right to choose unless George W. Bush is free to baby-sit. Espirit de Corp.
It is so very sad to see that political arguments can totally obscure the science of a drug. It's hard to see how to proceed if the release of such a vital drug [RU 486] can, and will be, held hostage to a minority of the American public. Mark Evans
Seldes, although not a Communist of his own admission, is regarded as a close follower of Communist doctrines. Federal Bureau of Investigation
The glare of publicity on my private life threatens to undermine the effectiveness of the division of enforcement and of the Commission. John M. Fedders
Choice is a uniquely female issue. We don't share the same reproductive systems. Dianne Feinstein
Government should regulate the S&L's. Government should not regulate a woman's body. Dianne Feinstein
Police states cannot endure under the advance of the computer because it increases the power of the people far faster than the powers of surveillance. George Gilder
If a person was conceived that way, I don’t think they really care. James S. Gilmore III
The emphasis must not be on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I'm not running for any office so whether I'm running with one man or 18 men is nobody's business. Whoopi Goldberg
It is not because woman is lacking in responsibility, but because she has too much of the latter that she demands to know how to prevent conception. Emma Goldman
Liberating women from repeated childbirth can liberate them from poverty as well. Emma Goldman
I don't think any man or woman should have to tell his entire history in order to enlist in the military. Barry Goldwater
You can lambaste abortion all you want, but women have been aborting since time began and they will be aborting to time’s end. So forget about it. Barry Goldwater
How I feel about abortion is different from how I would rule on it. Aberto Gonzales
…rape, incest, and me. Ellen Goodman
I'm opposed to abortion because I happen to believe that life deserves the protection of society. Ella T. Grasso
I knew he was getting ready to go kill children. Michael Griffin
The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights. Erwin N. Griswold
No human government has the right to enquire into private opinions ... Charles James Fox
A government that spies on people to find out what they are thinking is a government that isn’t listing to them. Vincente Fox
Sure, they’re pro-life. They believe that live begins at conception and ends at birth. Barney Frank
Surely there is not a constitutional right to force unwilling people to listen. Felix Frankfurter
Without a commitment to privacy, respect, love, friendship and trust are simply inconceivable. Charles Fried
We don't want a country populated by children feeding themselves from garbage dumps. Alberto Fujimori
He that puts on a public gown must put off a private person. Thomas Fuller
The citizen is not adequately protected from the danger, or rather the apprehension, that his private affairs, the secrets of his family and his business will be disclosed to his neighbors. James A. Garfield
I am not prepared to explain to a sick child with cystic fibrosis, facing death and fighting for breath, the ethical grounds that hinder the science which could save him. Roman Herzog
Execute murderers, abortionists, accessories. Paul Hill
A no-win situation .... No one wants anyone they know to have an abortion, or to have an unwanted pregnancy. What we had to find was the least bad solution for the most women. Werner Hoyer
No reasonable person denies that fetal life is life. Henry Hyde
The investigation of individuals' beliefs is forbidden, and no one may be molested or taken to task simply for holding a certain belief. Iran
as to fix the moment that the embryo becomes an animal. Thomas Jefferson
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or as their case, by change of circumstances, become his own …give no example of concession betraying the common right of independent opinion. Thomas Jefferson
We are narrowing the field of those who will run for office when we allow them so little privacy. Lady Bird Johnson
It's gotten so that you can't screw your wife without it being spread around. Lyndon B. Johnson
We should outlaw all wiretapping—public and private, wherever and whenever it occurs, except when the security of the nation itself is at stake—and then only with the strictest safeguards. Lyndon B. Johnson
The issue [abortion] has come to symbolize what role women are going to play in American society. It's about power as much as anything else. Nancy Lee Johnson
Political liberty is good only so far as it produces private liberty. Samuel Johnson
Many women have abortions out of love for their unborn fetus. Catharine MacKinnon
A man's home is his castle. His bedroom is in the middle of it. I don't want anyone snooping around in my bedroom. Thurgood Marshall
[Explaining his anti-abortion stance:] When you're functioning out of conviction, you can't think of politics. Bob Martinez
If we want to help pregnant women, let's make sure that each pregnancy is a wanted pregnancy. Carolyn McCarthy
Please be advised that I cannot authorize the installation of a microphone involving a trespass under existing law. J. Howard McGrath
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry. H. L. Mencken
In a country [India] where every five minutes a pregnant woman dies, the pill could be the answer. Sumita Metha
They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid. Book of Micah
What’s the use of getting elected or getting re-elected if you don’t stand for anything …. I fully realize that this is the termination of my political career. George Michaels
If you're out of touch with the pro-choice majority, you're out of office. Kate Michelman
It is terrible to reduce such an important social issue to this, but the truth is that prenatal care delivery and the first year of life on welfare costs taxpayers $4,000 a year compared with $250 for an abortion. Kate Michelman
Individual wishes are driving the possible emergence of eugenics, not the state, because people want children for whom they can be ambitious. Dietmar Mieth
A woman should pay the price for unplanned pregnancy. When the woman lays with a man, she has made her choice. Sexual intercourse isn't all fun and games. Ron Mix
The right of individual privacy is essential to the well-being of a free society and shall not be infringed without the showing of a compelling state interest. Montana
This sort of thing may be tolerated by the French, but we are British, thank God. Bernard Law Montgomery
No public official, no congressman, has the right to tell a woman what decision she must make and no congressman has the wisdom to dictate what is best for her. James P. Moran
Every child a wanted child, every mother a willing mother. Henry Morgentaler
Part of someone's being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him. Muhammad
How did you like my courageous silence on abortion. Brian Mulroney
Everything is secret. They [child welfare administrators] claim that is for the protection of the children. But it’s for the protection of their own negligence. Pat Murphy
Creating a child by cloning at this time is a moral outrage … Thomas Murray
Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade the sphere of private life. William Lamb Melbourne
The difference between killing unborn children and killing your neighbor may only be a distinction in time. Otto Lang
The value of life must always prevail over the value of abortion .... Choose life; your parents did. Steve Largent
The Church must always be unambiguously pro life. John Law
Section 251 [restricting abortion] of the Criminal Code would be immediately repealed if we could magically turn on the light in the House of Commons to see how many Members of Parliament, in one way or another, have been personally connected with abortion—for their wives, their daughters, or mistresses. Stuart Leggatt
The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior; power over women. Ursula K. LeGuin
When the health of a woman is involved I think the government has to be respectful. Joseph I. Lieberman
It is something if circumstances were repeated I would not do again. Henry A. Kissinger
The issue of wiretapping raises the issue of the balance between human liberty and the requirements of national security. I would say that the weight should be on the side of human liberty and that if human liberty is ever to be infringed, the demonstration on the national security side must be overwhelming. Henry A. Kissinger
Your body is a battleground. Barbara Kruger
If I differ with my husband, I certainly would not tell you. Laura Bush
What happens in the White House stays in the White House. Laura Bush
We are always mistress of what we carry in our womb. Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
If you want a Big Brother, you get all that comes with it Erich Fromm
Americans don’t spy on Americans. Porter Goss
The more authority a person asks for in a democracy, the less privacy they’re entitled to. Stephen Hess
The only way you can separate yourself from the [Roman Catholic] church is by knowingly and deliberately denying a dogma of faith. Abortion is not a dogma. Richard P. McBrien
There is no right more fundamental than the right to be born and reared with all the dignity the human person deserves. John J. Myers
It’s one of the basics of librarianship, to respect privacy, to understand that what people read isn’t necessarily what they believe, and to give them the ability to come in and find information without any chilling effect. Gail Weymouth
Thou shall not kill is as valid for the embryo as for individuals who are already born. John Paul II; Giovanni Battista Montini
In her vigorous concern for human rights and justice, the Catholic Church is unambiguously committed to protecting and cherishing every human life, including the life of the unborn. John Paul II; Giovanni Battista Montini
… crimes which no law can claim to legitimize. John Paul II; Giovanni Battista Montini
There is something mindboggling about telling a girl that she’s old enough to be pregnant but not old enough to use birth control. Loretta Ross
The best "gift" anyone can give to humankind is to remain birth-free. It is a SIN for any person to birth while earth births exceed deaths. For what purpose would the world need more than 50,000 new Homo sapiens every year? Richard M. Bowers
An embryo is human and deserves human respect. William Frist
If it should be declared that contraception is not evil in itself, then we should have to concede frankly that the Holy Spirit had been on the side of the Protestant churches in 1930 …. This would mean that the leaders of the Church, acting with extreme imprudence, had condemned thousands of innocent human acts, forbidding, under pain of eternal damnation, a practice which would now be sanctioned. The fact can neither be denied nor ignored that these same acts would now be declared licit on the grounds of principles cited by the Protestants, which popes and bishops have either condemned or at least not approved. John Paul II
It is a very sad day for America when political ideology overrules good science and public health practices. The Food and Drug Administration has denied allowing the emergency contraception drug Plan B to be sold over-the-counter—ignoring its own panel of expert physicians, scientists and public health professionals who had voted overwhelmingly in favor of making the drug available over-the-counter … This pandering to right wing radicals will lead to more unwanted pregnancy, more abortions, and another step backwards for the women of our country. Peter H. Kostmayer
No country has reduced its population growth without resorting to abortion.... Indeed, abortion, legal and illegal, now has become the most widespread fertility control method in use in the world today... National Security Agency
One of the most serious challenges to human destiny in the last third of this century will be the growth of population …. When future generations evaluate the record of. our time, one of the most important factors in their judgment will be the way in which we respond to population growth Richard Nixon
The only reason we have a pro-life movement in this country is because of the Catholic people and the Catholic Church. Roy White
The U. S. Agency for International Development has found that in every nation where information about contraception and access to methods of birth control are available, abortion rates decline Jim Winkler
Your action means that the U.S. government will control what non-governmental recipients of U.S. international family planning assistance do and say with their own funds. You have imposed on the poorest women of the world a halt to information that women in the United States are guaranteed. Jim Winkler
We support reproductive rights and will stand with women and men around the country to support keeping abortion and birth control safe, legal and accessible. United Methodist Church
The Methodist Church believes that responsible contraception is a welcome means towards fulfillment in marriage, the spacing of children, and the need to avoid pregnancy altogether, for example for medical reasons. United Methodist Church
RU 486, the French abortion pill, is a direct assault on the sacredness and value of unborn human life in that this drug kills an unborn child whose heart has already started to beat; … Pro-life organizations, including the Southern Baptist Christian Life Commission, have announced the intention of initiating a boycott against Roussel Uclaf and its German parent company, Hoechst A G …, for their corporate responsibility for making this drug available in America Southern Baptist Convention
the Supreme Court of the United States in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, and its progeny, denied the right of the fifty state legislatures and the Congress to protect the preborn child by law Southern Baptist Convention
Current judicial opinion gives no guarantee of protection of pre-born persons, thus permitting the widespread practice of abortion on demand, which has led to the killing of an estimated four thousand developing human beings daily in the United States, and … Social acceptance of abortion has begun to dull society's respect for all human life, leading to growing occurrences of infanticide, child abuse, and active euthanasia Southern Baptist Convention
We favor appropriate legislation and/or a constitutional amendment prohibiting abortion except to save the life of the mother Southern Baptist Convention
Every decision for an abortion, for whatever reason must necessarily involve the decision to terminate the life of an innocent human being The practice of abortion for selfish non-therapeutic reasons want-only destroys fetal life, dulls our society's moral sensitivity, and leads to a cheapening of all human life Southern Baptist Convention
We call upon Southern Baptists to work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother Southern Baptist Convention
We acknowledge the freedom of each individual to advocate for a public policy on abortion that reflects his or her beliefs. American Baptist Churches
We condemn violence and harassment directed against abortion clinics, their staff and clients, as well as sanctions and discrimination against medical professionals whose consciences prevent them from being involved in abortions. American Baptist Churches
We acknowledge the diversity of deeply held convictions within our fellowship even as we seek to interpret the Scriptures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Many American Baptists believe that, biblically, human life begins at conception, that abortion is immoral and a destruction of a human being created in God's image … Many others believe that while abortion is a regrettable reality, it can be a morally acceptable action and they choose to act on the biblical principles of compassion and justice … and freedom of will. … Many gradations of opinion between these basic positions have been expressed within our fellowship. American Baptist Churches
Procreation is a gift from God, a precious trust reserved for marriage. At the moment of conception, a new being enters the universe, a human being, a being created in God's image. This human being deserves our protection, whatever the circumstances of conception. Southern Baptist Convention
Those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God Athenagoras
She who purposely destroys the fetus, shall suffer the punishment of murder… Those who give drugs for procuring abortion, and those who receive poisons to kill the foetus, are subjected to the same penalty as murder Basil I
Like many people when young I did things that I should not have done and regret it. But a politician is entitled to a private life and therefore I shall be making no comment on what has appeared in the press. David Cameron
For all the conflicting views on this issue, it speaks well of our country that we recognize abortion as a problem. The law may call it a right, but no one ever called it a good, and, in the quiet of conscience people of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America. Mitt Romney
It is apparent that nothing short of contraceptives can put an end to the horrors of abortion and infanticide. Margaret Sanger
It is heartening to recall that Eisenhower was honorary chairman of planned parenthood. It is heartening to recall that many lefties opposed women’s rights in the 1950s because it was a favorite issue of Republican women. Blanche Wiesen Cook
How shall we dispose of our surplus millions? Our small country can hardly find room within its narrow boundaries to accommodate its yearly increase of half a million people. We cannot kill them wholesale, nor can we fill up the Sea of Japan and make dry land of it for them to settle on. We would like to go to Kansas, or anywhere but Hades, where we could escape starvation. But however hospitable America may be, she refuses to receive so many newcomers all at once. We would wish very much to cross over to Australia; but that is a White Man's Land, and although the continent is many times larger than Korea and very thinly populated, no coloured people are admitted there. We know that Korea is thickly populated, but there the least resistance is offered, and so we go there Tokyo Yorodzu
The great danger to my mind is Pakistan's inability to control its population. Of course, it's very difficult for the Muslims to have contraception, but if they put their mind to it, I think it's quite possible. It is only the radical Islamist man who actually opposes it, but there is a lot of evidence in Islamic thinking that you can actually have contraception, and prevent your population from breaking all bounds Khaled Ahmed
Contrary to the proscription of the Church hierarchy, American Catholics have overwhelmingly rejected the 1968 Encyclical Humanae Vitae forbidding the use of contraception. However, Presidents and Congressmen have been influenced by the Vatican on this issue. Richard M. Bowers
When you defend abortion you have to resort to semantic gymnastics. Henry Hyde
God asks us, in trusting Him, to risk everything on a future for which we have not planned, while Satan asks us to give up just one little thing, an unborn child, to keep control over our lives and save everything we have planned for. The devil uses despair, the fear of losing what we have, to make us do things. David C. Reardon
Burial of a pregnant woman before the child is extracted from the womb is forbidden. Whoever violates this law is deemed to have destroyed the child’s expectancy of life… Numa Pompilius
You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it. Scott McNealy
Keep big government out of our bedrooms. National Abortion Rights Action League
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Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers’ suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children. Gro Harlem Brundtland
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
Let priests and bishops denounce—let the hierarchy roar! They cannot push the chick back into the shell. Margaret Sanger
It is an obscenity—an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women. Robin Morgan
I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan
It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard. Dorothy Parker
The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Ursula K. Le Guin
If the vice president thinks it’s disgraceful for an unmarried woman to bear a child, and if he believes that a woman cannot adequately raise a child without a father, then he’d better make sure that abortion remains safe and legal. Diane British
Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan, “Adoption, not Abortion,” although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective Barbara Ehrenreich
If a woman has a right to an abortion and to control her body, then she has the right to exploit her body and make money from it. Kathy Keeton
abortion opponents love little babies as long as they are in somebody else’s uterus. Joycelyn Elders
What a priceless ideal for mothers to follow! To continue bearing children misshapen, deformed, hideous to the eyes, in the hope that Heaven may be filled! It’s a monstrous doctrine, abhorrent of every civilized instinct in us. Margaret Sanger
I believe there's something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government Woody Allen
A right of privacy doesn't emerge from any single part of the Constitution. The right of privacy emerges from the Constitution as a whole. Warren E. Burger
I am not the only Catholic girl in the world who uses contraception. Sherry Blair
A fetus is no more a human than an acorn is a tree. Judith Jarvis Thomson
Concerning women who commit fornication, and destroy that which they have conceived, or who are employed in making drugs for abortion, we have ordained that they fulfill ten years of penance, according to the prescribed degrees. Synod of Ancyra
You shall not kill either the fetus by abortion or the new born. Barnabus
The law, moreover enjoins us to bring up all our offspring, and forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind. Josephus
… the mansion of constitutionalized abortion law, constructed overnight in Roe v. Wade, must be disassembled doorjamb by doorjamb. Antonin Scalia
A husband has no enforceable right to require a wife to advise him before she exercises her personal choices. Anthony Kennedy
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
Condoms will break, but vows of abstinence will break more easily than condoms. Joycelyn Elders
A great, great decision! Betty Ford
Islam’s sphere of activity is co-extensive with human life ... In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. Sayyid Abul Ala Al-Maududi; Maududi
I think that it was the best thing that could have happened when the Supreme Court legalized abortion. Betty Ford
Can you name an environmental problem that would NOT be easier to solve with fewer people, or harder (and ultimately impossible) with more? Nobody can. Roger Martin
Population growth makes mitigation of and adaptation to climate change initially harder and ultimately impossible to solve. As long as the UN process ignores this, it will be running up a down escalator, and will ultimately fail Roger Martin
It has been acknowledged for many years the current level of human population growth is unsustainable and places acute pressure on global resources. Human activity is exacerbating global warming, and higher population levels inevitably mean higher emissions and more climate change victims. Roger Martin
Our primary objective is to reduce British over-population. But many leaders of foreign nations approach us to help them get a handle on their burgeoning population. Roger Martin
Population growth is a global problem affecting all of us. Roger Martin
We never use the phrase population control. It has an implication of coercion. Roger Martin
I may be President of the United States but my personal life is nobody’s damn business Chester A. Arthur
Our faithful Catholic mothers are doing wonderful work for God. In time, if methods of birth control continue to prevail among the non-Catholics, their race will die out and the Catholic race will prevail and thus England will become again what it once was, a Catholic country. Catholic Truth Society
It is clearly useless to preach the limitation of the family and to conceal the means whereby such limitation may be effected. Annie Besant
War, infanticide, hardship, famine, disease, murder of the aged, all these are among the positive checks which keep down the increase of population among savage tribes…. Infanticide, most prevalent where means of existence are most restricted, is largely practiced among barbarous nations, the custom being due, to a large extent, to the difficulty of providing food for a large family. Annie Besant
The Catholic church is more interested at this time in the prevention of contraception rather than the prevention of the rape of children by priests. Sam Harris
In modern Britain the most dangerous place to be is in your mother's womb. It should be a place of sanctity. Edward Julian Egerton Leigh
As countries birth rates declined, … their likelihood of civil conflict also tended to decline. Richard Cincotta
We’ve come a long way from more than a century ago when contraception was illegal, to today when—for the first time—all women may have access to free Birth Control…. It’s a personal choice, whether or not to use methods like “the pill.” But it’s to society’s great benefit to make sure every woman has this option. Newark Star Ledger
Family planning campaigns should be increased so that the sizes of families are manageable and enjoy the best possible standard of living. NewTimes
Before the American Revolution, the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures had slight existence. British policies assaulted the privacy of dwellings and places of business, particularly when royal revenues were at stake. Leonard W. Levy
I say that this is a dirty, filthy book, and the test of it is that no human being would allow that book on his table, no decently educated English husband would allow even his wife to have it…the object of it is to enable a person to have sexual intercourse, and not to have that which in the order of Providence is the natural result of that sexual intercourse. That is the only purpose of the book and all the instruction in the other parts of the book leads up to that proposition. Hardinge Gifford; 1st Earl of Halsbury
Sure I'm obsessed with it. And I'm absolutely certain I'm right, and nobody's going to change my mind. Jesse Helms
Militant forces promoting abortion in this country have invaded my state. Jesse Helms
As a former fetus .... Howell T. Heflin
I do not consider that letters written to public men on matters affecting the public interest and threatening the public welfare are private letters. William Randolph Hearst
NIH has become the Beirut of abortion and fetal tissue research. Bernadette Healy
Contraception is satanic. Patrick J. Hayes
When contraceptive services are not available to women throughout the world, abortion rates increase. Mark Hatfield
Reproductive choice is a fundamental human right and we can never take it for granted. On this issue, you're either with us or against us. Michael Bloomberg
The use of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer to create stem cells does not constitute "human reproductive cloning" and that the donor compensation program does not improperly make grant funds available to be "directly or indirectly utilized" for such cloning. Elizabeth A. Garry
An unexpected pregnancy in a poor household often becomes a public burden down the road. Studies show that a public investment of $1 for family planning saves $4 in future costs like food stamps and other public assistance. Miami Herald
Activists for retrograde social policy live in a world where if you don’t tell teenagers about contraception, they won’t have sex. But that world is not reality, and that fantastical view of human behavior should not dictate sex education policy in ... public schools. Yet it does. Salt Lake Tribune
Solving the population problem is not going to solve the problems of racism… of sexism… of religious intolerance… of war… of gross economic inequality—But if you don’t solve the population problem, you’re not going to solve any of those problems. Whatever problem you’re interested in, you’re not going to solve it unless you also solve the population problem. Whatever your cause, it’s a lost cause without population control. Paul R. Ehrlich
The key to understanding overpopulation is not population density but the numbers of people in an area relative to its resources and the capacity of the environment to sustain human activities; that is, to the area’s carrying capacity. When is an area overpopulated? When its population can’t be maintained without rapidly depleting nonrenewable resources.... By this standard, the entire planet and virtually every nation is already vastly overpopulated Paul R. Ehrlich
I will be blunt: This program is breaking the law, and this President is breaking the law. Not only that, he is misleading the American people in his efforts to justify this program. Russ Feingold
Birth control...is demeaning to women, degrading of human sexuality, and averse to human health and happiness. Eric J. Keroack
Either we, as a society, decide that copyright is the greater value to society, and take active steps to give up private communications as a concept. Either that, or we decide that the ability to communicate in private, without constant monitoring by authorities, has the greater value - in which case copyright will have to give way. Rickard Falkvinge
If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. Rick Santorum
We should control fertility clinics so that they do not create spare human beings. They are spare people. Rick Santorum
The issue is whether the fetus is human and deserves the protection of law. Ronald E. Paul
First radio, then television, have assaulted and overturned the privacy of the home, the real American privacy, which permitted the development of a higher and more independent life within democratic society. Parents can no longer control the atmosphere of the home and have lost even the will to do so. Allan Bloom
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
… any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible Pope Paul VI
Above all, directly willed and procured abortion, even if for therapeutic reasons, are to be absolutely excluded as licit means of regulating birth. Equally to be excluded, as the teaching authority of the Church has frequently declared, is direct sterilization, whether perpetual or temporary, whether of the man or of the woman. Similarly excluded is every action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible Paul VI
The Qur'an describes the stages of embryonic development (22:4, 23:12-14) and states that at a certain point during development, the fetus is given a soul. According to the jurists and their interpretation of a related hadith, the ensoulment occurs somewhere between 40 and 120 days of gestation (Musallam, p.53-4). Based on these references all of the major jurists agreed that the fetus did not become endowed with a human spirit until at least 40 days of gestation had occurred. Some felt that this did not occur until 120 days of gestation. In reviewing historical documents of Medieval Islamic jurists, Musallam argues that abortion was considered a form of birth control which was essentially allowed by all of the major juristic positions American Muslim Women's League
I have always believed in a zone of privacy, but I guess I have been rezoned. Hillary Clinton
One of the things I will talk about … is the dangers of contraception…. Contraception is not OK… It’s a license in the sexual realm to do what is counter to what things are supposed to be. Rick Santorum
Either we, as a society, decide that copyright is the greater value to society, and take active steps to give up private communications as a concept. Either that, or we decide that the ability to communicate in private, without constant monitoring by authorities, has the greater value - in which case copyright will have to give way. Rickard Falkvinge
When people fear surveillance, whether it exists or not, they grow afraid to speak their minds and hearts freely to their government or to anyone else. Samuel J. Ervin Jr.
Since, therefore, the conjugal act is destined primarily by nature for the begetting of children, those who in exercising it deliberately frustrate its natural power and purpose, sin against nature, and commit a deed which is shameful and intrinsically vicious. Pius XI
Intercourse even with one's legitimate wife is unlawful and wicked where the conception of the offspring is prevented. Onan, the son of Judah, did this and the Lord killed him for it. Saint Augustine
All persons have the right to privacy and to intimacy. Israel
I never ask a hungry man about his past. I feed him, not because he’s good, but because he needs food. Help your neighbor, but keep your nose out of his affairs. Big Tim Sullivan; Timothy Daniel
Police officers and firefighters simply have no right to recuse themselves from having to protect persons of whose activities they disapprove for religious (or any other) reasons Richard A. Posner
I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again. What criminalization will do is force women into garages and back alleys, and then you're going to have two lives in jeopardy. My mom, who was a nurse, used to talk about the messes that would come in after back-alley abortions went wrong. The way to stop abortion is to deal, philosophically and spiritually, with the people who get them. And that's not something government can touch. Jesse Ventura
Give special attention to the mothers' health, to see that women who are suffering from tuberculosis, heart or kidney disease, toxic goitre, gonorrhea, or any disease where the condition of pregnancy disturbs their health are placed under public health nurses to instruct them in practical, scientific methods of contraception in order to safeguard their lives---thus reducing maternal mortality Margaret Sanger
Mr. Luce, you've asked a fair question and I'll give you a fair answer. I've been in politics thirty-five years and everything that could be said about a human being has been said about me. But my wife has never been in politics. She has always conducted herself in a circumspect manner and no one has a right to make derogatory remarks about her. Now your wife has said many unkind and untrue things about Mrs. Truman. And as long as I am in residence here, she'll not be a guest in the White House. Harry S Truman
There is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. Pierre Trudeau
I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good. … Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism. Randall Terry
I have always believed in a zone of privacy. But I guess I have been rezoned. Hillary Clinton
… we are told that we need these workers to support an aging society, yet, over the past three decades we have allowed over 40 million Americans to die in abortion clinics. Why have we turned our hearts on our own innocent babies and embraced the culture of death? We no longer even talk about the tragedy of abortion or its consequences on our mothers, our culture, or our land. Instead, of course, we are replacing- we are seeking to replace the missing with an imported servant class. Tom Tancredo
Abortion – Yes! But that is just the beginning…. My uterus is mine and it is up to me to look after it. Coalition of Roman Women for Liberalization of Abortion
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
Most American want their politicians to support the right of abortion but they don’t want them to be too enthusiastic about it. James Carville
.d. sex trafficking;, Today’s shortage of women, and the overriding reason for the worldwide pandemic of sex trafficking,  is not due to war, as it was then [In Biblical Times]. It is due to abortion. Jill Stanek
This is about celibate men making decisions for millions and millions of women Susan Quinn
Probably the easiest thing would be to vasectimize males at the age of 13 after freezing some of their sperm. Then you could unfreeze it only after they have enough money to support a child up to the age of 18. Barbara Seaman
There are two kinds of cryptography in this world: cryptography that will stop your kid sister from reading your files, and cryptography that will stop major governments from reading your files. Bruce Schneier
Birth control is the first important step woman must take toward the goal of her freedom. It is the first step she must take to be man’s equal. It is the first step they must both take toward human emancipation. Margaret Sanger
We propose to hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. And we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members. Margaret Sanger
… we should here recognize the difficulties presented by the idea of 'fit' and 'unfit.' Who is to decide this question? The grosser, the more obvious, the undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind. But among the writings of the representative Eugenists one cannot ignore the distinct middle-class bias that prevails. Margaret Sanger
While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization. Margaret Sanger
Obviously I would hope that women would be discouraged from having abortions if they know that there's an increased risk, but clearly if we care about women we should want them to know about this elevated risk. What's the damage of women being told some people think there's a link between abortion and breast cancer? What does that hurt? ... All I've said is that studies show that there is a statistical link between abortion and breast cancer, an increased risk, and women before they have an abortion should be told. William T. Sali
The question of regulating birth rates is highly complex and that any standardized, dogmatic solution "for all time and all peoples" would be wrong. Andrei Sakharov
One of the ways a woman can go to college and succeed is to control her own reproductive destiny. Nina Totenberg
The solutions put forth by imperialism are the quintessence of simplicity...When they speak of the problems of population and birth, they are in no way moved by concepts related to the interests of the family or of society...Just when science and technology are making incredible advances in all fields, they resort to technology to suppress revolutions and ask the help of science to prevent population growth. In short, the peoples are not to make revolutions, and women are not to give birth. This sums up the philosophy of imperialism. Fidel Castro
… the mere notion that there are three times as many people on Earth as there were when I started making television. How can the Earth accommodate them? When people, including politicians, set their faces against looking at the consequences—it’s just unbelievable that anyone could ignore it. David Attenborough
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
We ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives. John McCain
The only reason we have late abortions is because we make early abortion difficult. Garrett Hardin
The most obvious requirement for a society making evolutionary progress … is that reproduction should be somewhat more active among its more successful members, than among its less successful members. Ronald Fisher
Fitter Families for Future Firesides Kansas Bureau of Child Research
There is little difference between the immorality of the man who visited prostitutes and the woman who aborted. Horatio Robinson Storer
This is a question our women must answer; upon their loins depends the future destiny of the nation. Horatio Robinson Storer
Until the last third of the nineteenth century, when it was criminalized state by state across the land, abortion was legal before "quickening" (approximately the fourth month of pregnancy). Colonial home medical guides gave recipes for "bringing on the menses" with herbs that could be grown in one's garden or easily found in the woods. By the mid eighteenth century commercial preparations were so widely available that they had inspired their own euphemism ("taking the trade"). Unfortunately, these drugs were often fatal. The first statutes regulating abortion, passed in the 1820s and 1830s, were actually poison-control laws. Katha Pollitt
A new generation of doctors, who have never seen a woman die from a septic abortion or been haunted by the suicide of a patient denied help, are increasingly reluctant to terminate pregnancies. Only 12 percent of medical schools teach first-trimester abortion as a routine aspect of gynecology. Katha Pollitt
In the late 1920s some 15,000 women a year died from abortions…. The year after abortion was legalized in New York State, the maternal-mortality rate there dropped by 45 percent -- one reason why legalization can be seen as a public-health triumph. Katha Pollitt
When New York State decriminalized abortion in 1970 and thousands of well-off women started traveling there to obtain safe abortions while their disadvantaged sisters continued to risk death at home, the inherent unfairness of a legal patchwork was thrown into bold relief Katha Pollitt
This is a matter far too important to be left solely in the hands of the scientific and medical communities. The belief that surrogate mothers and clonal babies are inevitable because science always moves forward, an attitude expressed to me recently by a scientific colleague, represents a form of laissez-faire nonsense dismally reminiscent of the creed that American business, if left to itself, will solve everybody's problems. Just as the success of a corporate body in making money need not set the human condition ahead, neither does every scientific advance automatically make our lives more 'meaningful.' No doubt the person whose experimental skill will eventually bring forth a clonal baby will be given wide notoriety. But the child who grows up knowing that the world wants another Picasso may view his creator in a different light. James D. Watson
I called each [friend] and stated bluntly that I needed an abortion and asked whether she knew anybody reasonably reliable who might do the job. Two ... said that they themselves had obtained abortions within the last two years. Each gave me without hesitation the name, address, and telephone number of her physician. The fourth friend did a little detective work and in twenty-four hours came up with another physician, chiefly remarkable for the fact that his office was directly across the street from one of the city's police precinct stations…. Is the time coming when we can rid ourselves of one more hypocrisy, closing the gap between what we do and what we say we do? Anonymous
The federal government has no right to treat all Americans as criminals by spying on their relationship with their doctors, employers, or bankers. Ronald E. Paul
There’s no such exception. With modern science and technology, you can’t find one instance… Absolutely. Joe Walsh
Babies are being harvested and sold on the black market by Planned Parenthood. Richard A. Viguerie
Republicans try to wrestle women into Chastity belts. Maureen Dowd
Women have a choice where we have a president who has our back or one who turns his back. Sandra Fluke
In America, access to birth control is controlled by those who never use it. Sandra Fluke
The Republican Party is not doing themselves a service by being so vehemently anti-choice Mitt Romney
… 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
There is a strong religious commitment to the sanctity of human life, but, paradoxically, some of the most fervent protectors of microscopic stem cells are the most ardent proponents of the death penalty. Jimmy Carter
The imperatives of the population explosion, … almost inevitably will lessen our belief in the sanctity of the individual human life Jim Garrison
We shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, the majority of whom are men, making decisions for women. Barack Obama
In giving abortion new meaning, the Regulars provided a weapon that white, native-born, male legislators could use against the women of their own class who had been agitating for personal and political reform. Regular physicians won passage of new criminal abortion laws because their campaign appealed to a set of fears of white, native-born, male elites about losing political power to Catholic immigrants and to women. Leslie J. Reagan
How much longer, for instance, can we continue to crowd more and more people into this world? …. How long can we permit the uncontrolled use of the earth's resources when there is no possibility of replacing them? Indeed, how long will it be before we have completely used up everything our lives depend on? These issues are the politics of the future. Neither Republicans nor Democrats have begun to spell out in substantive fashion the means by which we can control population growth, environmental problems, and the conservation of our natural resources. Leo Joseph Ryan Jr.
If men got pregnant, there would be safe, reliable methods of birth control. They'd be inexpensive, too. Anna Quindlen
If we had those 40 million children that were aborted over the last 30 years, we wouldn't need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that they are doing today. Tom DeLay
At the moment, our society does not permit human cloning. But that could change. Morgan Freeman
politically motivated and scientifically unjustified frivolous and silly arguments corrupted by political interference largely an insult to the intelligence of women Edward R. Korman
Physicians would have to inform pregnant women of the risks of childbirth and motherhood. They would have to note that childbirth, compared to abortion is 14 times more likely to result in maternal death and is more often associated with depression and other forms of mental illness, They would have to emphasize that working women in the United States can expect their wages to drop 9 to 16 percent for each child, and that having a child makes it significantly more likely that an unmarried woman will ever marry. R. Alta Charo
Those still in school and colleges have no business having access to condoms. I am not in favor of condoms. Lucy Kibaki
Most associate evangelicals with Catholics in their steady leadership in pro-life advocacy, and rightly so. But it may come as a surprise that unlike the Catholic church, we are open to contraception. Leith Anderson
Abortion harms women…. Abortion is not health care. Jeff Fortenberry
You can have Google or you can have privacy but you can’t have both. Mark Shields
It’s important to recognize that you can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. Barack Obama
If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Todd Akin
We don’t have to choose between preserving privacy and preventing terrorism. We do have to decide how much oversight and accountability there should be when the government conducts surveillance on its citizens. Daniel J. Solove
Nobody is listening to your telephone calls. Intelligence agencies are looking at phone numbers and durations of calls; they are not looking at people’s names, and they’re not looking at content. Barack Obama
Planned parenthood has been responsible for killing more Blacks than the KKK. Ken Cuccinelli
T]he Constitution does not guarantee the right to acquire information at a public library without any risk of embarrassment. William Rehnquist
If you are a pregnant teenage poor girl, you will not likely ever get out of poverty. Nor will your children. Birth control can be the most cost effective anti-poverty possibility that we have. Lewis D. Eigen
In the cloning debate to come, the political lines will not be drawn cleanly. And those who we presuppose would be the most fearful of the concept of human cloning, may themselves be split into those who would want clones to be born if a woman were pregnant with the clone and those who would see a clone as an Anti-Christ or other evil that must be destroyed. Lewis D. Eigen
Students ask me why the same people oppose lesbians and birth control. Gloria Steinem
A woman’s ability to decide whether and when to have a child is not a social issue—it is a human right. It is the biggest indicator of whether she is educated or not, can work outside the home or not, is healthy or not, and how long she lives. Gloria Steinem
No government should dictate whether or when we should have children….Reproductive freedom is a basic human right. Gloria Steinem
If you are an American, you can understand why people cannot go through your house and go through your files. By the same token, should they be able to go through them electronically? Patrick Leahy
If we take away all our privacy rights, we become our own terrorists. Patrick Leahy
The Republicans have decided that the single most important issue facing our Nation is to change the law so employees can deny women access to birth control coverage. Elizabeth Warren
Nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That’s not what this program is about. Barack Obama
There is, however, one consolation to anyone who lives in the public eye, namely, that while it may be most difficult to keep the world from knowing where you dine and what you eat and what you wear, so much interest is focused on these somewhat unimportant things, that you are really left completely free to live your own inner life as you wish. Eleanor Roosevelt
I want to make it clear … that America is not interested in spying on ordinary citizens. Barack Obama
The biggest drag on global growth in the coming decade will be demographics in the developed world. Spencer F. England
You can’t think how much anxiety pervades the country about the children’s education. I receive dozens of letters from schools and tutors every day about it. Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt
Companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft—they all get together with the NSA and provide the NSA direct access to the back ends of all the systems you use to communicate, to store data, to put things in the cloud and even if you just send birthday wishes and keep a record of your life. They give NSA direct access that they don’t oversee so that they can’t be held libel for it. Edward Snowden
I can’t allow the U. S. Government to destroy privacy and basic liberties. Edward Snowden
Just say NO to sex with pro-lifers. Anonymous
Promoting families to have many children clearly does not work…. The main result of the … “many children” benefits has been to skew resources away from family in general and toward a specific group of families instead. Kate Nicholls
There is no way to treat fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses as separate constitutional persons [separate from the mother] without subtracting pregnant women from the community of constitutional persons. Lynn Paltrow
Internet privacy is dwindling. Every purchase you make, flight you take, website you view, file you download, person you call, and e-mail you send is tracked. … and then stored indefinitely and often sold to the highest bidder—whoever that may be. Personal data, long thought to be confidential simply isn’t anymore. Eugene Kaspersky
The so-called East Asian economic miracle of the 1980s was due in large part to parents in the region deciding to have fewer children. Melinda Gates
Contraceptives unlock one of the most dormant but potentially powerful assets in development: women as decision makers. Melinda Gates
… any occasion when contraceptives and public policy overlap seems to be an excuse to fight about other issues—abortion or the meaning of religious freedom, for instance. But the fact is that literally 99 percent of women in the United States who have had sex, use birth control at some point in their lives. Melinda Gates
Can public men have private lives? Eric F. Goldman
Limiting access to abortion does not limit demand for abortion. Wendy Davis
Republican voters were more likely to be pro-choice than Democrats until the late 1980s. Emily Bazelon
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
How much we all suffer from lack of oversight from the government. Arianna Huffington
The rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain the fetus. Victoria Woodhull
He no play-a da game. He no make-a da rules. Earl Butz
The natural flow of technology tends to move in the direction of making surveillance easier, and the ability of computers to track us doubles every eighteen months. Phil Zimmermann
… we are seeing too much in the world today of an effort to regulate too minutely by law the lives and morals of whole groups of people. Eleanor Roosevelt
There used to be technological limitations … that provided a measure of privacy for Americans. Now with essentially no technological limitations—the technology can practically do anything—the only way to strike the appropriate balance between liberty and security is to embed that balance in the law. Ron Wyden
The evidence does not support the proposition that there is a significant measure of safety that is added as a result of collecting all these records on law abiding Americans. Ron Wyden
The only real growth industry in the Middle East has been population. Suzanne Maloney
I don’t see the excesses. Michael Hayden
Plaintiffs have a very significant expectation of privacy in an aggregated collection of their telephony metadata covering the last five years …. the Government does not cite a single instance in which analysis of the NSA’s bulk metadata collection stopped an imminent attack, or otherwise aided the Government in achieving any objective that was time-sensitive in nature…. The program infringes of that degree of privacy that the Founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment. Richard J. Leon
The data broker industry as it is today does not have constraints and does not have shame. It will sell any information about any person regardless of sensitivity … rape sufferers, victims of domestic violence, police officers home addresses … Pam Dixon
I’d rather risk being a terrorists victim than live under a surveillance state. William T. Vollmann
Privacy is the right to do what you feel guilty about. Paul Foster
Privacy matters. Privacy allows us to determine who we are and what we want to be. Edward Snowden
85 percent of our counties do not offer abortions. Gloria Steinem
The Palestinian womb is our best weapon against Israel. Yasser Arafat
Private matters should be dealt with privately, out of respect for everybody concerned Francois Hollande
Those who are troubled by our existing programs are not interested in repeating the tragedy of 9-11. And those who defend these programs are not dismissive of civil liberties. The challenge is getting the details right and that is not simple. Barack Obama
It took 100 years, a Supreme Court Decision, and an Act of Congress, to stop the telephone companies from recording any American’s telephone calls and giving them to the police. Al Jazeera
Google, Facebook, and the thousands of other companies that seek to join their ranks do more every day to collect data about you and I than any surveillance state could ever accomplish. They track our behavior, our communications. The moment to moment decisions we make in every room of our house Jacob Ward
Our liberty cannot depend on the good intention of those in power. Barack Obama
I want to stand up and cheer until I realize what he told me was all the great things about my privacy except that he really told me between the lines is that he is going to continue to collect all my private records without a warrant. Rand Paul
In minority communities with high levels of family dissolution, high rates of unemployment among already low-income male breadwinners, and high numbers of households headed by single women, the issue of abortion has a palpable economic dimension that is rarely reflected by the rather abstract national political debate over reproductive rights. That might explain why African Americans and Latinos tend to support politicians who are pro-choice even though the dominant Black and Hispanic religious groups disapprove of abortion Ray Suarez
Why is it O.K. for AT&T to know about our political, religious and sexual associations, but not the government? Jeffrey Rosen
People voluntarily surrender personal and seemingly private information to trans-national corporations which exploit that data for profit. Few think twice about it. William H. Pauley III
It's going to destroy it all. I use what I call my bathroom metaphor. If two people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, then both have what I call freedom of the bathroom, go to the bathroom any time you want, and stay as long as you want to for whatever you need. And this to my way is ideal. And everyone believes in the freedom of the bathroom. It should be right there in the Constitution. But if you have 20 people in the apartment and two bathrooms, no matter how much every person believes in freedom of the bathroom, there is no such thing. You have to set up times for each person, you have to bang at the door … and so on. And in the same way, democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. Isaac Asimov
Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order, to efficiency of operation, to scientific advancement and the like. William O. Douglas
I object to Parliament trying to regulate private morality in matters which only affects the person who commits the offence. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess Salisbury
In a home where there are too many children in proportion to the living space, the air and sunlight, the children are usually overcrowded and underfed. They are a constant burden on their mother's overtaxed strength and the father's earning capacity. Such homes cannot be gardens in any sense of the word. Margaret Sanger
One out of three American women will need or chose an abortion at some time in their lives. We have to make sure these are safe. Gloria Steinem
If you want to control human reproduction you have to control women’s bodies. Gloria Steinem
So far, the United States knows nothing of the difficulties of over-population; and historic realities of a nature to hamper the free play of economic forces exist only in a very limited degree. Quite the reverse is true in Europe. Hans Luther
Civil divorce is evil, and contraception is evil… a curse upon the country John Charles McQuaid
Contraception Train Anonymous
The idea that you can be totally anonymous in the digital age is increasingly hard to execute. Michael S. Rogers
In a free society a large degree of human activity is none of the government's business. We should make criminal what's going to hurt other people and other than that we should leave it to people to make their own choices. Barney Frank
The people, the ultimate governors, must have absolute freedom of, and therefore privacy of, their individual opinions and beliefs regardless of how suspect or strange they may appear to others. Ancillary to that principle is the conclusion that an individual must also have absolute privacy over whatever information he may generate in the course of testing his opinions and beliefs. William O. Douglas
Woman must have her freedom; the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she shall be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man's attitude may be, that problem is hers; and before it can be his, it is hers alone. Margaret Sanger
Has knowledge of birth control, so carefully guarded and so secretly practiced by the women of the wealthy class – and so tenaciously withheld from the working women – brought them misery? Rather, has it not promoted greater happiness, greater freedom, greater prosperity and more harmony among them? The women who have this knowledge are the women who have been free to develop, free to enjoy in its best sense, and free to advance the interests of the community. Margaret Sanger
Woman must have her freedom; the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she shall be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man's attitude may be, that problem is hers; and before it can be his, it is hers alone. Margaret Sanger
Privacy in one's associations may in many circumstances be indispensable to freedom of association, particularly where a group espouses dissident beliefs. John Marshall Harlan
You have to believe that a woman cannot be trusted with decisions about her own body, but that large multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind with no regulation whatsoever. James Richard Howington
… a public personage. Helen Herron Taft
The NSA surveillance programs have crossed the line of proportionality. Even if one could conceivably justify the initial inadvertent interception of baby pictures and love letters of innocent bystanders, their continued storage in Government databases is both troubling and dangerous. Who knows how the information will be used in the future? Edward Snowden
Many well-meaning attempts to address public concern about privacy reflect an outdated understanding of the contemporary data ecosystem. Craig Mundie
Privacy violations should be considered criminal offences. Craig Mundie
Governments must act and private citizens cooperate urgently through voluntary means to secure this right [of birth control programs] for all people. Failure would limit the expectation of future generations to abject poverty and suffering and bring down upon us history's condemnation. Dwight D. Eisenhower
The more affluent women become, the less likely they are to have more children Fareed Zakaria
I wish to speak of one more remedy, which Malthus himself repudiated namely, that of artificial checks on the number of children. It has been said that such questions should only be discussed "under the decent veil of a dead language." Reticence on them is necessary to wholesomeness of mind ; but we ought nevertheless to face the problem, for it is a vital one. These preventive checks on births excite our strong moral repugnance. Men may call such repugnance prejudice, but it is perfectly logical, because it is a protest against the gratification of a strong instinct while the duties attaching to it are avoided. Arnold J. Toynbee
Individuals deserve the right to control what happens to their personal data at any given moment -- not only after someone else has obtained it, perhaps even without consent. Ann Cavoukian
In this era of massive online connectivity, the majority of privacy breaches and data leaks remain unknown, unchallenged, and unregulated. Regulatory compliance alone cannot ensure privacy. Ann Cavoukian
Consent allows individuals to set conditions for the use of their data, access the information relating to them that others have obtained, verify the accuracy of that information, check to make sure companies comply with the rules, and seek redress for any harm that results from the misuse of their data. Remove consent, and the other privacy checks and balances collapse. Ann Cavoukian
While men stand proudly and face the sun, boasting that they have quenched the wickedness of slavery, what chains of slavery are, have been or ever could be so intimate a horror as the shackles on every limb—on every thought—on the very soul of an unwilling pregnant woman? . Margaret Sanger
… nearly one in three [American] women will have had at least one abortion by the age of 45. Clara Jeffery
Abortion needs to be claimed as a positive, social good. It is an essential option for women—not just ones in dramatic, terrible, body-and-soul-destroying situations, but all women—and thus benefits society as a whole. Katha Politt
The Bible does not ban abortion, nor did the founding fathers. Katha Politt
If we hewed to the notion that an embryo achieves personhood when sperm meets egg, we’d have to investigate all miscarriages as potential homicides, perhaps punishable by death. Katha Politt
Why don’t more doe-hard abortion opponents fret over embryos discarded during the course of IVF [in vitro fertilization]? The reason is that destroying an embryo in pursuit of a baby is part of a noble struggle, whereas destroying an embryo to finish high school or law school or even to put enough food on the table for other kids is considered selfish at best. Katha Politt
[Margaret] Sanger’s hope that the pill might lift women out of poverty and stop the world’s rapid population growth [was futile]. In fact, the pill has been far more popular and had greater impact among the affluent than the poor and has been far more widely used in developed countries than developing ones. Jonathan Eig
With the development of the [birth control] pill, “womanhood” would no longer mean the same thing as “motherhood”. Jonathan Eig
The sexual impulse is to me neither a low degrading thing nor something extremely sacrosanct and holy. I regard it as a fundamentally normal, clean, lifeful instinct. Gregory Goodwin Pincus
I haven't sorted out the penalties. But I do know, I do know that I oppose abortion. And I favor adoption. And if we can get this law changed, everybody should make the extraordinary effort to take these kids that are unwanted and sometimes aborted, take the – let them come to birth, and then put them in a family where they will be loved. And you see, yes, my position has evolved. And it's continuing to evolve, and it's evolving in favor of life. George W. Bush
The world going 100 percent mobile actually means the world going 100 percent trackable. Yishan Wong
The sheer amount of information captured from the average Google user makes this company a particularly big threat. Jillian C. York
I come from a family of five women. I would never pretend to tell one of my sisters what to do with her body, and don’t want the Federal Government doing that, either. Allison Grimes
Once middle-class white women began to emancipate themselves and get involved in public and political life… abortion took on its modern meaning of self-determination and active decision making. Those are bedrock American values for men, but not for women, who are supposed to be self-sacrificing, other-oriented, maternal, and dependent. Katha Politt
If you really think abortion is murder, how can you carve out exceptions? Katha Politt
Abortion opponents make up in passion what they lack in numbers. Katha Politt
In the 1960s, a number of mainstream religious organizations supported abortion in at least some circumstances. They included the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals, the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Episcopal Church Connie Schultz
Abortion is part of being a mother and of caring for children, because part of caring for children is knowing when it is not a good idea to bring them into the world. Katha Politt
I refuse to take the position that now I have to make the whole society of non Catholics, non believers, and even those Catholics who do not support the abortion dicta, I have to impose a law upon them. If you do that, you are talking about a Catholic theocracy. Mario Cuomo
One can doubt the sincerity of the technology community’s outrage over the NSA’s surveillance practices—doubt, for example, that the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, whose company reportedly stores petabytes’ worth of data about its billion-plus active monthly users, was shocked at the thought of mass data collection. Jane Harman
Abortion on demand is bad social policy. Robert Casey
I’ve never taken a selfie. In my whole life, I don’t always love cameras in phones. There are time it feels very intrusive, especially when I’m with my children. Sarah Jessica Parker
Asked since 1790. Race is key to implementing many federal laws and is needed to monitor compliance with the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Acts. State governments use the data to determine congressional, state and local voting districts. Race data are also used to assess fairness of employment practices, to monitor racial disparities in characteristics such as health and education and to plan and obtain funds for public services. United States Census Bureau
[Should we] pry intimately into the lives of an undefended and appallingly damaged group of human beings, an ignorant and helpless rural family, for the purpose of parading the nakedness, disadvantage and humiliation of these lives before another group of human beings, in the name of science, of ‘honest journalism”? James Agee
This would be bad for America Tim Cook
What is to stop the government from demanding that Apple write code to turn on the microphone [of a user's iPhone] in aid of government surveillance, activate the video camera, surreptitiously record conversations, or turn on location services to track the phone’s user? Nothing. Apple Inc.
no court has ever authorized what the government now seeks, no law supports such unlimited and sweeping use of the judicial process, and the Constitution forbids it. Apple Inc.
This is not a case about one isolated iPhone. Rather, this case is about the Department of Justice and the FBI seeking through the courts a dangerous power that Congress and the American people have withheld: the ability to force companies like Apple to undermine the basic security and privacy interests of hundreds of millions of individuals around the globe. The government demands that Apple create a back door to defeat the encryption on the iPhone, making its user’s most confidential and personal information vulnerable to hackers, identify thieves, hostile foreign agents, and unwarranted government surveillance. Apple Inc.
Unfettered discretion [in obtaining information could] alter the relationship between citizen and government in a way that is inimical to democratic society. Sonia Sotomayor
[The FBI v. Apple Case] threatens a radical transformation of the relationship between the government and the governed. American Civil Liberties Union
Where States impose unlawful censorship through filtering and other technologies, the use of encryption and anonymity may empower individuals to circumvent barriers and access information and ideas without the intrusion of authorities. Journalists, researchers, lawyers and civil society rely on encryption and anonymity to shield themselves (and their sources, clients and partners) from surveillance and harassment. The ability to search the web, develop ideas and communicate securely may be the only way in which many can explore basic aspects of identity, such as one’s gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin or sexuality. David Kaye (law professor)
Encryption and anonymity, separately or together, create a zone of privacy to protect opinion and belief. For instance, they enable private communications and can shield an opinion from outside scrutiny, particularly important in hostile political, social, religious and legal environments. David Kaye (law professor)
Some call for efforts to weaken or compromise encryption standards such that only Governments may enjoy access to encrypted communications. However, compromised encryption cannot be kept secret from those with the skill to find and exploit the weak points, whether State or non-State, legitimate or criminal. It is a seemingly universal position among technologists that there is no special access that can be made available only to government authorities, even ones that, in principle, have the public interest in mind. In the contemporary technological environment, intentionally compromising encryption, even for arguably legitimate purposes, weakens everyone’s security online. David Kaye (law professor)
Efforts to constrain encryption through forms of extraordinary access will inevitably introduce vulnerabilities into the security of consumer products in ways that are likely to have adverse long-term effects on the security, privacy, and civil liberties of citizens. Chertoff Group
In circumstances involving dramatic technological change, the best solution to privacy concerns may be legislative. A legislative body is well situated to gauge changing public attitudes, to draw detailed lines, and to balance privacy and public safety in a comprehensive way. Samuel Alito
It’s a funny thing, but all those people who favor birth control have already been born. Anonymous
On the social media front, governments may attempt to monitor and repress citizens’ postings or discredit incriminating reports with misinformation, but such efforts buck technological trends that are empowering consumers, such as strong encryption. Sean P. Larkin
Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people can’t. But I don’t believe that the federal government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal, when there is a moral factor involved. Jimmy Carter
At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life…. people have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail…. We conclude the line should be drawn at viability, so that, before that time, the woman has a right to choose to terminate her pregnancy…. there is no line other than viability which is more workable. To be sure, as we have said, there may be some medical developments that affect the precise point of viability, but this is an imprecision within tolerable limits.... A husband has no enforceable right to require a wife to advise him before she exercises her personal choices. Anthony Kennedy
Hopefully, the world will not have a lot of different privacy standards requirements--particularly some commonality between the United States and Europe. Bill Gates