"Abortion is advocated
only by persons who have themselves been born."
"The real question today is not
when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life?"
"We will never recognize the true
value of our own lives until we affirm the value in the life of others."
"We cannot diminish the value of
one category of human life — the unborn — without diminishing the value
of all human life."
"We cannot survive as a free nation
when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned
to abortion or infanticide."
"Regrettably, we live at a time
when some persons do not value all human life. They want to pick and
choose which individuals have value."
"If you don't know whether a body
is alive or dead, you would never bury it. I think this consideration
itself should be enough for all of us to insist on protecting the unborn."
"The abortionist who reassembles
the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been
torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being."
"Late-term abortions, especially
when the baby survives, but is then killed by starvation, neglect, or
suffocation, show once again the link between abortion and infanticide.
The time to stop both is now."
"It is possible that the Supreme
Court itself may overturn its abortion rulings. We need only recall
that in Brown v. Board of Education the court reversed its own earlier
"Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand
is not a right granted by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including
one disposed to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers
of the Constitution intended to create such a right."
"With regard to the freedom of
the individual for choice with regard to abortion, there's one individual
who's not being considered at all. That's the one who is being aborted.
And I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been
"As a nation,
we must choose between the sanctity of life ethic and the "quality of
life" ethic. I have no trouble identifying the answer our nation has
always given to this basic question, and the answer that I hope and
pray it will give in the future."
"As we continue to work to overturn
Roe v. Wade, we must also continue to lay the groundwork for a society
in which abortion is not the accepted answer to unwanted pregnancy.
Pro-life people have already taken heroic steps, often at great personal
sacrifice, to provide for unwed mothers."
"As a nation today, we
have not rejected the sanctity of human life. The American people have
not had an opportunity to express their view on the sanctity of human
life in the unborn. I am convinced that Americans do not want to play
God with the value of human life. It is not for us to decide who is
worthy to live and who is not. Even the Supreme Court's opinion in Roe
v. Wade did not explicitly reject the traditional American idea of intrinsic
worth and value in all human life; it simply dodged this issue."