171 Abortion Quotes to Inspire Empathy and Understanding

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Top 10 Abortion Quotes (BEST)

  1. That's the one issue can't discuss.You can discuss abortion back and forth, discuss gun control back and forth. But you can't have a dissenting opinion in America (politics) on Israel. — David Duke
  2. I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. — Ronald Reagan
  3. To destroy the fetus 'is something worse than murder.' The one who does this 'does not take away life that has already been born, but prevents it from being born.' — Saint John Chrysostom
  4. There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white. — Richard M. Nixon
  5. Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women. — Alice Paul
  6. I want to marry the kind of girl that walks out of an abortion clinic with a lollipop. — Anthony Jeselnik
  7. Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people. — George Pell
  8. We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other? — Mother Teresa
  9. Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. — J. R. R. Tolkien
  10. You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion. — Hillary Clinton

The Most Famous Abortion Quotes

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I'm against abortion. — Charles Evers

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

Abortion is the easy way out. It’s hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exit from awkward situations. — Tony Abbott

If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house, then in a field,...it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light. — John Calvin

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. — Ronald Reagan

A woman has a right to an abortion. That's a decision that's up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. — Barry Goldwater

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion. — Mother Teresa

Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund. — Carol Evertt

Prevention of birth is premature murder, and it makes no difference whether it is a life already born that one snatches away or a life that is coming to birth. — Tertullian

Prior to Roe , ... whether one could obtain a legal abortion in the face of an unwanted pregnancy was a crap shoot. For 30 years now, it's been a constitutionally guaranteed right — David Garrow

Short Abortion Quotes

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  • If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. — Florynce R. Kennedy
  • No unborn baby has ever had the right to choose or deny its own destruction. — R. C. Sproul
  • Kill an unborn baby and you still couldn't de-fetus. — Celph Titled
  • Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows very easily. — Mother Teresa
  • I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. — Hippocrates
  • Greatest gift is human life and that we have a duty to protect the life of an unborn child. — Ronald Reagan

Abortion Image Quotes

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Abortion quote by Charles Evers

I'm against abortion. — Charles Evers

Catholic Abortion Quotes

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America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. — Mother Teresa

Abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, for example, risk reducing the human person to a mere object: life and death to order, as it were! — Pope John Paul II

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia. — Pope Benedict XVI

And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? — Mother Teresa

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. — Mother Teresa

A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate's permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia. — Pope Benedict XVI

Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court or kill you. — Pope Francis

The right to life is the first human right. Abortion is killing someone that cannot defend himself. — Pope Francis

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers. — Mother Teresa

The right to life is the first among human rights. — Pope Francis

Christianity Abortion Quotes

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Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books. — Hemant Mehta

There’s no uniform for feminism; you are a feminist exactly the way you are. — Meghan Markle

How great, therefore, the wickedness of human nature is! How many girls there are who prevent conception and kill and expel tender fetuses, although procreation is the work of God. — Martin Luther

Christians don't steal or lie, they don't get divorced or have abortions. If the Ten Commandments were followed by everyone we would be able to fire half the police force and in six months the prisons would be all half empty. — John Hagee

I look at American Christianity and I'm almost in despair. I don't want to be identified with it. The Christian vote in America is an anti-abortion, anti-homosexual vote. I consider that to be anti-female and anti-gay, and I don't want to be identified with a God who is anti-anything. — John Shelby Spong

If you kill an unbeliever, you are killing a potential convert. Someone who is dead cannot be converted. — Enoch Adeboye

I am not a pacifist – I think that violence and self-defense are often morally justified. — Martha C. Nussbaum

Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God's will-they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths. — Barack Obama

Christianity is seen by more and more people as a negative message: anti gay, anti immigrant, anti abortion (as the only life issue), anti gay marriage, anti the Democratic party. — Richard Rohr

Over the centuries, and even today, the Bible and Christian theology have helped justify the Crusades, slavery, violence against gays, and the murder of doctors who perform abortions. The words themselves are latent, inert, harmless - until they aren't. — Amy Waldman

Pro Abortion Quotes

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The hairsplitting difference between formed and unformed makes no difference to us. Whoever deliberately commits abortion is subject to the penalty for homicide. — Saint Basil

Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want. — Mother Teresa

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

We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children. — Joycelyn Elders

...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children? — Alice von Hildebrand

Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity. — Mother Teresa

Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers. — Mother Teresa

We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. — Bernard Nathanson

Like an animal caught in a trap, trying to gnaw off its own leg, a woman who seeks abortion is trying to escape a desperate situation by an act of violence and self-loss. Abortion is not a sign that women are free, but a sign that they are desperate. — Frederica Mathewes-Green

The right to privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. — Harry A. Blackmun

Against Abortion Quotes

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That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage. — Jesse Helms

The irrationality of disgust suggests it is unreliable as a source of moral insight. There may be good arguments against gay marriage, partial-birth abortions and human cloning, but the fact that some people find such acts to be disgusting should carry no weight. — Paul Bloom

There will be over 3,500 killed in USA today from abortion. No flags lowered, no presidents crying. No media hyperventilating. Normal day. — Matt Drudge

I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life. — Jack Nicholson

The Bible identifies 15 crimes against the family worthy of the death penalty. Abortion is treason against the family and deserves the death penalty. Adultery is treason to the family; adulterers should be put to death. Homosexuality is treason to the family, and it too, is worthy of death. — R.J. Rushdoony

There is no longer serious doubt in my mind that human life exists from the very onset of pregnancy. — Bernard Nathanson

The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn't learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. — Mother Teresa

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

Abortion can never be safe. Any procedure where "success" means the killing of another human being can certainly not be safe. — Abby Johnson

I'm against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman's choice. — Nancy Reagan

Abortion Rights Quotes

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

One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice. — William P. Leahy

It seemed like this was one big Prozac nation, one big mess of malaise. Perhaps the next time half a million people gather for a protest march on the White House green it will not be for abortion rights or gay liberation, but because we're all so bummed out. — Elizabeth Wurtzel

Morally, there was no ‘right decision,’ only a decision that was right for me. — Angela Duckworth

Young women need to know that abortion rights and abortion access are not presents bestowed or retracted by powerful men (or women) - Presidents, Supreme Court justices, legislators, lobbyists - but freedoms won, as freedom always is, by people struggling on their own behalf. — Katha Pollitt

It is unthinkable to allow complete strangers, whether individually or collectively as state legislators or others in government, to make such personal decisions for someone else. — Sarah Weddington

Just because Congress passes a law and says it's all right to do a certain thing does not mean that it's all right to do it. Abortion is still just as wrong today as it was the first day of January, 1973. — Shelton Smith

The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man. — Mildred Fay Jefferson

By now, abortion should be obsolete. And I - and probably a lot of other feminists - wish it were obsolete, because abortion, in itself, is not a value - it is simply the right to chose, which is an essential value. — Betty Friedan

I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. — Samuel Alito

Anti Abortion Quotes

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one hundred percent of the bishops who oppose the repeal of anti-abortion laws are men and one hundred percent of the people who have abortions are women. — Mary Daly

Abortion is profoundly anti-women. — Mother Teresa

You don’t see many of these white anti-abortion women volunteering to have any black fetuses transplanted into their uterus’s, do you? No, you don’t see them adopting a whole lot of crack babies, do you? No, that might be something Christ would do. — George Carlin

If you represent all the people you should be able listen to someone who's pro-abortion are anti-abortion. Even though you might have a different view you should hear somebody who's pro-affirmative-action anti-affirmative action. — David Duke

This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life. — Kathleen Turner

The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign. — Mother Teresa

Since 9/11, right-wing extremists (incl anti-abortion, anti-gov) have killed more Americans than Islamic extremists. — Sally Kohn

We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is — Joan D. Chittister

Everyone knows now how early a fetus becomes a baby. Women who have been pregnant have seen their babies on ultrasounds. They know that there is a terrible truth to those horrific pictures the anti-choice fanatics hold up in front of abortion clinics. — Ayelet Waldman

In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free. — Alveda King

No To Abortion Quotes

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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

To accept the fact that, after fertilization has taken place, a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical conception. It is plain experimental evidence. — Jerome Lejeune

Unless and until it can be proven that an unborn child is not a living human being, can we justify assuming without proof that it isn't? No one has yet offered such proof; indeed, all the evidence is to the contrary. — Ronald Reagan

There is no more important issue than restoring the protection of the law to pre-natal infants. — Gordon J. Humphrey

For me, life is the most beautiful gift of God to mankind, therefore people and nations who destroy life by abortion and euthanasia are the poorest. I do not say legal or illegal, but I think that no human hand should be raised to kill life, since life is God's life in us, even in an unborn child. — Mother Teresa

I deplore the horrible crime as child murder....no matter what the motive, love of ease, or desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent,the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed...but oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which compelled her to the crime. — Susan B. Anthony

With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance in which an abortion would be needed to save a woman's life. There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing. — Joe Walsh

Abortion. Feminism. Online harassment. Social justice. Women's "no"s are constantly doubted and eroded in our culture. Saying "no" and sticking to it  -  and, especially, doing that where other women can see it  -  is a political statement. — Lindy West

I would have said yes to abortion if only it was right. I mean, yeah it's right. Well no it's not right that's why I said no to it. — George W. Bush

The legal toleration of abortion or of euthanasia can in no way claim to be based on respect for the conscience of others, precisely because society has the right and the duty to protect itself against the abuses which can occur in the name of conscience and under the pretext of freedom. — Pope John Paul II

Pro Choice Abortion Quotes

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Love means to be willing to give until it hurts. — Mother Teresa

How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with LOVE, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. — Mother Teresa

I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. — Hillary Clinton

How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette? — George Carlin

It represents a place women go and are left confused because they do not hear the truth about abortion and their choices. They are in a sense abused by the medical procedures that are performed without quality medical instructions/information. It's a tragic place. — Abby Johnson

Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant. — Kathleen Parker

Isn't it interesting that all of those people who support the choice of abortion have already been born? — Ronald Reagan

I'm very much a humanist. I'm very much pro-choice. I'm very much politically correct. — Sandra Bernhard

One method of destroying a concept is by diluting its meaning. Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, i.e., the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living. — Ayn Rand

If you can't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child? — Gayle Forman

Don't Abortion Quotes

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I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus. — Faye Wattleton

I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God. — Alan Keyes

Liberals hate America, they hate "flag-wavers", they hate abortion opponents, they hate all religions except Islam (post 9/11). Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now. — Ann Coulter

There is little reason left for society to respect women as it once did. Women get knocked up. They don't marry. They have abortions. They go to bars. They get knocked up again. — Laura Schlessinger

A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children. — Alveda King

I don't think there is a good reason for an abortion, but Dr. Jasper made me really realize it was just a racket. He was just doing it for the money. He didn't care about the women. — Norma McCorvey

Why don't church leaders forbid Catholics from joining the military with the same fervor they tell Catholics to stay away from abortion clinics? — William Blum

You can't win. Either you have the baby and wear your pain on the outside, or you don't have the baby, and you keep that ache in you forever — Jodi Picoult

I really don't believe in abortion. It's like killing a baby. — Justin Bieber

I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again. — Jesse Ventura

Abortion Laws Quotes

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You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other law-breaking: Not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things. — Todd Akin

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

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

. . . nothing could be more grotesquely unjust than a code of morals, reinforced by laws, which relieves men from responsibility for irregular sexual acts, and for the same acts drives women to abortion, infanticide, prostitution, and self-destruction. — Suzanne La Follette

The line between lawful and unlawful abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive. — Aristotle

In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience clause" that protects physician training programs that refuse to provide training for abortion procedures. — Ken Calvert

It's very clear that we are going to have 10 different [abortion] laws and that we are going to have these laws made by judges — Paul Martin

America has about three times as many abortions as they have in Norway, or Sweden, or Nordic countries, and they don't have any laws at all about abortion, but they care for women and infant children, which is a major cause for abortion. — Jimmy Carter

The computer is a greater threat to the [nuclear] family than all the abortion laws and gay rights movements and pornography in the world. — Alvin Toffler

I come from a long line of teachers. Not only did I not go into the family business; I had an aborted law career and I played in bands. 'Disco Pigs' was my first professional acting experience. — Cillian Murphy

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More Abortion Quotes

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If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today. — Francis Schaeffer

Expanding eligibility of family planning services to low-income women will maximize cost-savings to both federal and state governments, reduce the disparities in access to family planning services for low-income women, and decrease the incidence of abortion in the U.S — Rosa DeLauro

Abortion has gone from being tolerated to celebrated. What kind of sick people would tell you that killing your baby is a pathway to joy? — Tucker Carlson

America you are beautiful . . . and blessed . . . . The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life. — Pope John Paul II

ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges, means whatever else. — Phyllis Schlafly

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

Abortion is the only event that modern liberals think too violent and obscene to portray on TV. This is not because they are squeamish or prudish. It is because if people knew what Abortion really looked like, it would destroy their pretence that it is a civilized answer to the problem of what to do about unwanted babies. — Peter Hitchens

Covertly invest into non-White areas, invest in ghetto abortion clinics. Help to raise money for free abortions, in primarily non-White areas. Perhaps abortion clinic syndicates throughout North America, that primarily operate in non-White areas and receive tax support, should be promoted. — Margaret Sanger

If a poor woman has a miscarriage, she's immediately suspected of having had an abortion, we can't assume guilt when what a woman needs is immediate assistance. — Nayib Bukele

If men could get pregnant, abortion clinics would be like Starbucks - two on every block and four in every airport. And the morning-after pill would come in different flavors like sea salt and cool ranch. — Nasim Pedrad

Compassion for the mother is extremely important, but is never served through destroying the innocent. — Randy Alcorn

My own views on abortion, I'm not on either pole of that and neither of the interest groups on either end of this issue would probably be comfortable with my views. — Stephen Harper

In Conclusion

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