An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown




The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks.

Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-, American author, columnist)


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

Ruth Bader Ginsberg


Against abortion?  Don't have one. 

Author Unknown


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. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-, American author)


I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. 
Ronald Reagan


Republicans are against abortion until their daughters need one, Democrats are for abortion until their daughter wants one. 

Grace McGarvie


The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.

John Paul II (1920, Polish-born Italian pope)


Society does not need more children; but it does need more loved children. Quite literally, we cannot afford unloved children - but we pay heavily for them every day.  There should not be the slightest communal concern when a woman elects to destroy the life of her thousandth-of-an-ounce embryo.  But all society should rise up in alarm when it hears that a baby that is not wanted is about to be born. 

Garrett Hardin


If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into noisy theatrics and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into lives of poverty, violence, and neglect, they could make a world shine.

Michael Jay Tucker


Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.

Author Unknown


Most women "choose" abortion precisely because they believe they have no other choice.

Serrin M. Foster


The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary)


Of course abortion isn't right. But it is even less right to bring unwanted children into lifelong suffering and to strip women of their choice. Making abortion illegal is not the way to prevent it. There is a much larger picture that starts with much deeper roots.



If it isn't a baby, then you aren't pregnant, so what are you aborting?

Author Unknown


With humans it's abortion, but with chickens it's an omelet. 

Attributed to George Carlin


Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity:  a form of rape by the State. 

Edward Abbey


Seventy-seven percent of anti-abortion leaders are men.  100% of them will never be pregnant. 
Planned Parenthood advertisement


Abortion... was probably regarded by the average Roman of the later days of Paganism much as Englishmen in the last century regarded convivial excesses, as certainly wrong, but so venial as scarcely to deserve censure. 
W.E.H. Lecky


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


No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.

Frederica Mathewes-Green


George W. Bush will protect your unborn fetus then send your grown child to die in war.

Rick Claro


If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

An elderly Irish woman


The product, abortion, is skillfully marketed and sold to the woman at the crisis time in her life. She buys the product, finds it defective and wants to return it for a refund. But, it's too late.

Carol Everett


Dread not infanticide; the crime is imaginary: we are always mistress of what we carry in our womb, and we do no more harm in destroying this kind of matter than in evacuating another, by medicines, when we feel the need.

Marquis De Sade (1740-1814, French author)


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