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.— Anthony Kennedy
Most Powerful Roe Wade quotations
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.
I long for the day that "Roe v. Wade" is sent to the ash heap of history.
For thirty years, beginning with the invention of a privacy right in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Left has been waging a systematic assault on the constitutional foundation of the nation.
I’m Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the Roe vs.
Wade decision that brought "legal" child killing to America. I was persuaded by feminist attorneys to lie; to say that I was raped, and needed an abortion. It was all a lie.
You read about me in history books, but now I am dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.
We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins.
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.
The right to privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.
When I was president, I announced and I still maintain that I can live with Roe v. Wade. I did everything I possibly could as president under that ruling, which I don't think ought to be changed, to minimize the need for abortions. I think every abortion is a result of a horrible series of errors on the part of people involved.
Instead of helping women in Roe v. Wade, I brought destruction to me & millions of women.
I cannot stand people who disagree with me on the issue of Roe v.
Wade... which I believe is about the proper way to cross a lake.
America will never resist abortion until America sees abortion.
.. The pro-life movement is not primarily a response to Roe vs Wade. It is a response to Jesus Christ.
Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them.
Dan Quayle thinks Roe v. Wade is two ways to cross the Potomac.
The goal of the right is not to stop abortion but to demonize it, punish it and make it as difficult and traumatic as possible. All this it has accomplished fairly well, even without overturning Roe v. Wade .
I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.
It's been a long time since Roe v. Wade, and I do think most people are able to have respect for other people's choices. Most people, I think, have accepted that it's not up to them to control other people's choices, except, it seems, when it comes to Washington, D.C., where everyone has an opinion about people's uteruses.
As Harry Blackmun said when he wrote Roe v.
Wade, `Once a child is born, the child has basic constitutional rights: due process, equal protection of the laws.'
Among the most famous of these Supreme Court cases of exercise of political power I believe are the cases of Roe V. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, two 1973 cases based on false statements which created a constitutional right to abortion.
Remember that before 'Roe v. Wade' was decided, there were four states that allowed abortion in the first trimester if that's what the woman sought: New York, Hawaii, California, Alaska. Other states were shifting. And people were fighting over this issue in state legislatures.
It's quite a stark contrast between the candidates, in how they will change things for women. Hillary Clinton wants to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will protect Roe v Wade. [Donald] Trump wants to punish women for getting abortions and defund Planned Parenthood.
They're all focusing on how John Roberts is going to decide Roe v.
Wade. That isn't even the right question. I don't even know of a case in the (court) system that addresses it.
Roe v. Wade very clearly sets out that there can be regulations on abortion so long as the life and the health of the mother are taken into account.
I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v.
Wade and a woman's right to choose, and I want a Supreme Court that will stick with marriage equality.
This is probably as bad a day as the court has had on social issues since Roe vs. Wade.
It's time ... the Republican Party end the war on women they started. Whether it's the Blunt-Rubio amendment, personhood or attempts to repeal Roe v. Wade, we aren't going to let extremist politicians dictate to women what we can or cannot do with our bodies.
I will appoint men and women to the Federal judiciary who share my view of unborn children as constitutionally protected and who will unhesitatingly vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. If nominated by my party, I will select my running mate from among a list of men and women fully committed to protection of the unborn.
By the time I was in high school, Roe v.
Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too.
On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs.
Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president.
I will defend Planned Parenthood. I will defend Roe v. Wade, and I will defend women's rights to make their own health care decisions.
I strongly support Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a constitutional right to a woman to make the most intimate, most difficult, in many cases, decisions about her health care that one can imagine.
I was an avidly pro-life governor; I'm an avidly pro-life individual. As a pro-life Republican, I am in favor of having the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
I believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country.
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. We can believe what we want, but will will not force our beliefs on others on that matter. And you will not see me waivering on that.
Not since before Roe v. Wade has a law or court decision had the potential to devastate access to reproductive health care on such a sweeping scale.
While Roberts wanted to give the impression he respected the right to privacy and the precedent of Roe vs. Wade, his answers look dangerously similar to the responses (Associate Justice) Clarence Thomas gave senators during his confirmation hearings 14 years ago.