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Tanya Chutkan
The government certainly had no problem taking her against her will to receive pregnancy counseling, which was designed to change her mind. The government didn't seem to have any problem facilitating that.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Planned Parenthood. 460 people are quoted and you can read 715 citations of them about Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards, Pope Francis, Elizabeth Nash and Ian Harvie, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Cecile Richards said: “We're proud to celebrate Planned Parenthood's 100 years of strength and resilience at this moment in our history, as well as the tremendous outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood and our patients. This Gala is a powerful reminder that Planned Parenthood has been around for 100 years and will continue to be here for the people who rely on us, no matter what.”.
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Eliza Rutynowska

On a positive side note, more and more girls and women are becoming aware of their rights. They are not moving abroad, but staying and fighting for those rights.feedback

Lana Dadu

I wasn't an activist until October 3 last year, I was just a girl that had four miscarriages. When I was coming out with my story, I heard lots of similar stories. There were a lot of girls saying the law wasn't working – they were raped and they didn't get an abortion.feedback

Jennifer Willis

This is a women's march. We're supposed to be allies in equal pay, marriage, abortion. Why is it now about, White women don't understand black women'?feedback

Jason Tougaw

My family feels comfortable living on the edge. If things run too smoothly, they tend to sabotage them. Distance loosened my lips. I talked about my mother's near abortion with me in Mexico, living on a converted school bus, growing up poor in the shadow of luxury. People kept asking: 'Why aren't you more fucked up? Why are you so different from the people who raised you?' So, I wanted to get to the bottom of it, work out how I avoided the worst of their fates and crack our family history open. And, at the same time, try to answer the deeper, more universal question – how did I become me?feedback

Xavier Becerra

In one week, the Trump Administration has re-opened the door to 'junk' health insurance plans and cut off access to contraception for millions of women. Now they're refusing to comply with federal law in a way that will hike the cost of care for millions of Americans by withholding critical subsidies that make care more affordable.feedback

Thurgood Marshall

The desperately poor almost never go to see a movie, which the majority seems to believe is an almost weekly activity.feedback

Fatima Goss Graves

Today's outrageous rules by the Trump administration show callous disregard for women's rights, health, and autonomy. By taking away women's access to no-cost birth control coverage, the rules give employers a license to discriminate against women. This will leave countless women without the critical birth control coverage they need to protect their health and economic security. We will take immediate legal steps to block these unfair and discriminatory rules.feedback

Anthony McCarthy

The Abortion Act does not in fact permit abortion on demand so it is very significant that so many people polled believe this is exactly what we have.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

Among the rank-and-file groups that make up the majority of the Democratic base, there is really no split on abortion rights.feedback

Kerry Washington

So it's not a good time to talk about gun control but birth control is fine to regulate?feedback

Melanie Israel

This onerous mandate is a burden on employers, individuals, and religious organizations who, because of their beliefs concerning the protection of unborn human life, are faced with the decision to violate sincerely held religious or moral beliefs, pay steep fines, or forgo offering or obtaining health insurance entirely. Americans will remain free to make their own decisions about, and purchase or find coverage for, the drugs and devices at issue in the mandate. And, entities with objections will not be forced to be complicit in choices that would violate their religious or moral convictions.feedback

Jenna Fisher

Birth control is an important medicine for controlling bleeding, fibroids and hormonal imbalances. It's not just for controlling pregnancy. Birth control pills are a MEDICINE used to treat many illnesses. Why you take it is between you and your doctor-not government or employer.feedback

Haywood Brown

Contraception is a medical necessity for women during approximately 30 years of their lives. It improves the health of women, children and families as well as communities overall; reduces maternal mortality; and enhances economic stability for women and their families. All Americans deserve the ability to make personal health care decisions without intrusion from their employers or the government.feedback

Trevor Noah

This has been a particularly rough week so I thought we'd end it off with something lighter, so let's talk about abortion. Trust me, whether you're pro-life or pro-choice, everyone is going to be pro-this story because it's hilarious.feedback

Trevor Noah

If you're wondering how on earth could someone say those things about abortion in public and then in private urge his side-chick to have an abortion, well, his excuse is going to take you for a ride.feedback

Trevor Noah

The same week he puts up an abortion ban, this dude's timing could not be worse. Just so you know, Murphy's mistress wasn't actually pregnant, it was just a scare, which makes this even funnier. He didn't even wait a day to confirm it before he abandoned his whole belief system.feedback

Natika Halil

Unfortunately evidence shows that cuts to services, a fractured commissioning system, a lack of accountability, and a lack of training for healthcare professionals have all led directly to a reduction in access to contraception.feedback

Paul Ryan

It was Dr. Murphy's decision to move on to the next chapter of his life, and I support it. We thank him for his many years of tireless work on mental health issues here in Congress and his service to the country as a naval reserve officer. I've spoken with Tim quite a bit last couple of days. I think it's appropriate that he moves on to the next chapter of his life. And I think he agrees with that.feedback

Paul Ryan

This afternoon I received a letter of resignation from Congressman Tim Murphy, effective October 21. It was Dr. Murphy's decision to move on to the next chapter of his life, and I support it. We thank him for his many years of tireless work on mental health issues here in Congress and his service to the country as a naval reserve officer.feedback

Tim Murphy

After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term. Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend. This is nobody's fault but my own, and I offer no excuses. To the extent that there should be any blame in this matter, it falls solely upon me.feedback

Anthony McCarthy

Professor Regan's suggestions seek to trivialise abortion and show no desire to make it more rare or any realisation that abortion is even regrettable. Easier availability is likely to lead to increased use and an undermining of positive strategies that can assist women.feedback

Lesley Regan

Individual doctors should be allowed to provide the assessment in the same way as when they treat their patients without the need to consult another doctor.feedback

Anthony McCarthy

Why is Professor Regan assuming abortion is such a boon to women that it needs to be instantly available with no time for second thoughts or offers of help? If accepted, these proposals will help drive out of reproductive healthcare nurses and midwives who simply want to help women have their babies and get the support they need.feedback

Lesley Regan

There are a lot of women now who are finding that there are big barriers to them accessing [a] swift response to their request [for an early abortion]. Many women and girls are finding it difficult to access. The current need for two doctors' signatures to certify that a woman is approved to undergo an abortion causes unnecessary delays in women's access to abortion services. There are no other situations where either competent men or women require permission from two third parties to make a personal healthcare decision.feedback

Jason Reitman

Considering how much this election has done against women and what Planned Parenthood has done for women I thought it would be cool to hear this script with an all-female voice.feedback

Ailbhe Smyth

What we actually say to women is, Abortion is wrong, thou shalt not have an abortion because it's a crime. However, we don't mind if you go to some other country and have an abortion, and you can come back to Ireland and we won't prosecute you for that. We can pretend it doesn't happen here, but it does. It's just that we outsource the doing to another country.feedback

Emer O'Toole

The reality at this point is that the vast majority of people in Ireland support some change to our current abortion regime … but they don't support the idea that women should be able to have an abortion on request, even in the first trimester of pregnancy. I wasn't pro-choice on leaving school, because I couldn't have been. There's no way you could have left my secondary school in the west of Ireland and been pro-choice.feedback

Emer O'Toole

There is no doubt that Ireland's Catholic history and the strength of the Catholic Church in Ireland right now has an influence on our relationship to things like women's reproductive rights. However, when people think about why they are opposed to abortion, I don't think their minds go to 'because the priest said so' anymore.feedback

Greg Mueller

Since 2010, the GOP has [run] in every election promising to repeal and replace Obamacare, secure the border, provide tax reform and relief, end taxpayer funding of abortion, appoint constitutionalist judges, and grow the economy again. Other than confirming Justice [Neil] Gorsuch, the GOP so far has nothing to show for earning the majority.feedback

Maeve O'Reilly

We're really confident that the Irish public will engage with this issue, will have a good debate and people will begin to see that abortion is already happening. It's just not happening in Ireland. And the time has come to kind of wake up to that and do better for our women and offer this care at home, rather than exiling them to other countries. It might be framed that way in the media, but hopefully people will engage in respectful debate and work out all the nuances of the issue rather than it being so cut and dry.feedback

Maeve O'Reilly

These journeys, which are often taken in silence and are very stigmatised and shameful in the eyes of our government, we wanted to make them visible by making these physical marks on the pavement here today.feedback

Lisa Byrne

It isn't just young women in their 20s with trendy haircuts out here. It's everyone. I just saw a group of lads on their own, no women with them, who were marching together. You wouldn't have seen that years ago.feedback

Lisa Byrne

I think with the marriage equality, it was something that no one was scared to speak out on, but this is a very personal thing that people are more hesitant to speak about. That is not just an Irish thing, it's international.feedback

Sarah Murphy

Government ministers have suggested only the most restrictive terms will pass, but I think the people want more than that. Ireland is changing. I don't think you would have seen a march like this a few years ago.feedback

Evelyn Sanguinetti

As a pro-life Republican, I disagree with the Governor's decision to sign HB 40. I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for a 15-year-old refugee who chose to have me and keep me.feedback

Bruce Rauner

I understand abortion is a very emotional issue with passionate opinions on both sides. I sincerely respect those who believe abortion is morally wrong. They are good people motivated by principle. But, as I have always said, I believe a woman should have the right to make that choice herself and I do not believe that choice should be determined by income. I do not think it's fair to deny poor women the choice that wealthy women have.feedback

Bela Gunatra - World Health Organization

Safe abortion is a very safe procedure. It can be provided at primary health care level. It isn't even necessary that it has to be a procedure. Now you can use tablets. There is nothing that requires this to be highly resourced. It is a very safe method that women are taking into their own hands.feedback

Gilda Sedgh - Guttmacher Institute

There was no evidence that the Gag rule resulted in a decrease in the incidence of abortion. Looking forward we can only predict, based on the past, that that's how it might play out.feedback

Clare Lanigan

We are worried that the politicians may try and push a question on the ballot that would only allow abortion in exceptions-based cases, for example only in cases of rape or fatal fetal abnormality. So we still have to keep pushing, and not assume that just because we have a referendum the fight is over. In fact, in many ways it's only just beginning.feedback

Colm O'Gorman - Amnesty International

The government's commitment to hold a referendum is welcome, but it must also put forward a proposal for constitutional change which fully respects and protects the human rights of women and girls in Ireland. Women and girls must also have access to abortion in later pregnancy, as required under international human rights law.feedback

Janet Seeley

The main thing is complacency, and also they are in relationships where pregnancy is not a problem, so contraception isn't something people consider. I think there is very little publicity around HIV in Europe now that prevalence and incidence have gone down.feedback

Leo Varadkar

Any amendment to our constitution requires careful consideration by the people. They should be given ample time to consider the issues and to take part in a well-informed public debate. Setting a timetable for the referendum to be held over the next two years will allow all involved in campaigning on the issues to plan ahead and to facilitate that public debate.feedback

Leo Varadkar

The indicative proposal is to have a standalone referendum on the eighth amendment in May or June next year. We'll very much follow on from the recommendations of the all-party committee which is considering the matter, and they've a deadline to report by Christmas.feedback

Lila Rose

This wasn't about a single issue with one ad. This was about the entirety of our pro-life message, from ultrasound images of life in the womb to criticism of abortion facilities. Twitter's self-stated purpose is to 'give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers'. They are completely violating that. Twitter should lift the ban, or be honest with the public and their users: There are certain messages they don't agree with that they won't run.feedback

June Carbone

The cultural reinforcement, people relying on contraception and abortion, reinforces a norm, that you don't have the kid with the wrong guy.feedback

Anthony McCarthy

By supporting a campaign to trivialise abortion, i.e. a lethal attack upon an unborn child, the leadership [RCOG] has betrayed the Hippocratic principles and opened the door to a laissez-faire and in effect deregulated abortion industry.feedback

Pete Slevin

It's not just that Twitter is saying, as a practical matter, that we're going to 'regulate' your Tweets, they're also seeming to 'regulate' what Live Action is posting on its own website. Seems like for reasons unknown, Twitter has erred recently on the side of avoiding offense.feedback

Mallory Quigley

Their voice is far too important to be silenced. We remain vigilant about anything that could threaten our ability to effectively communicate the pro-life message.feedback

Wendy Melillo

Abortion is one of those hot button controversial wedge issues that divides us, and Twitter has the right to accept or reject ads based on its own standards. At the end of the day, Twitter is a business and seems to be following a similar pattern long-established by the networks. There's a danger that they could appear to be biased on one side of the abortion issue or the other.feedback

Kiran Eyre

Abortion is undeniably a controversial topic but at present the legal position is a fair compromise in a challenging ethical field. Radically changing our laws, which should strive to protect both the viable foetus and mother, is a dangerous step towards undermining both how we value human life and how we treat our patients.feedback

Lesley Regan

Currently, if a woman ends her pregnancy without the permission of two doctors, she can be sentenced to life in prison. The increasingly easy availability of abortifacients [drugs that induce abortions] online makes this scenario far more likely than in the past. No other medical procedure in the UK is so out of step with clinical and technological developments.feedback

Jessica Schubel

The biggest issue is defunding of Planned Parenthood. In some areas, they're the only game in town – so to speak – that's affordable for low-income women.feedback

Kiran Eyre

We all expect to be protected from external threat and damage to our bodies under the criminal law; the potentially sentient foetus should be afforded similar rights. Decriminalisation is a radical step that cannot be reconciled with our principle of non-maleficence as the evidence currently stands.feedback

Lesley Regan

I want to be clear that decriminalisation does not mean deregulation and abortion services should be subject to regulatory and professional standards, in line with other medical procedures. I strongly believe that the college has a responsibility to protect women's health by ensuring access to this key healthcare service.feedback

Angela Carrasco

We wanted to do something to kind of protect ourselves and protect Planned Parenthood. Of course, we hoped it would turn into something, and it has. Unfortunately the reason is not necessarily the brightest.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

I am completely opposed to abortion, life begins at the point of conception. With same-sex marriage, that is something that people are doing for themselves. With abortion, that is what people are doing to the unborn child.feedback

Josephine Quintavelle

These are really serious drugs - it worries me that even regardless of the moral issues, selling at these prices and without proper consultation is misleading women into thinking this is routine contraception, and something that can be treated casually.feedback

Philip Dunne

These new powers will help the CQC to shine a light on poor practice in services that for too long have had too many examples of substandard care. This is an important step forward in improving standards across a range of services and empowering patients to choose only those clinics they feel confident in. Giving a wider scope and more power to the CQC helps to end the lottery of poor practice in parts of the country and gets us closer to our goal of making the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world.feedback

David Behan - Care Quality Commission

CQC's ratings of health and care services are helping people to make informed choices about their care as well as supporting providers to improve - never before has the public had such clear information about the quality and safety of their health and care services. CQC already inspects and publishes reports for these providers and the ability to award a rating will bring increased transparency for the public about the quality and safety of these services.feedback

Gary Hamrick

God values life from the womb to the tomb, and we need to also protect life ourselves. And we need to do what we can to be involved in the political process, to protect life ourselves.feedback

Kate Steir

The choice is really, really stark. Ed Gillespie is very open about wanting to defund Planned Parenthood.feedback

Mallory Quigley

We want to see Democrats see this extremism on this issue as a political vulnerability.feedback

Andy Leighton

I believe in a woman's right to make decisions about her own life. And I believe it's under threat.feedback

Jesse Ferguson

It's so fundamentally different with a Republican in the White House and a national threat to Roe v. Wade, a threat that hasn't existed in a decade. This has animated and motivated a lot of voters to move this issue even higher up as a priority.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

It's a very difficult question and one I can't answer. I don't know. But I think life is so important that even if the creation of it has taken place in difficult circumstances, that life should not be removed. Similarly, it's very difficult for families to bring up disabled children and one of the tragedies of abortion is that a disabled child who is as full a person as an able child is aborted routinely. And doesn't that lessen society's view of people with disabilities? And isn't it a great sadness?feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

I've never been invited to a gay wedding before, but I can't see why I'd decline. It's not for me to enforce my morals on others. If someone asked me to a drugs rave I'd refuse because it's illegal. The Catholic Church's teachings are authoritative. There is a moral absolute on abortion – that it is wrong. To take a life after a rape is not the answer. Life begins at the point of conception.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

No, these are free vote matters as the Prime Minister said. I'm not trying to establish a theocracy [a government led by divine guidance]. These are my beliefs, but before I was born the legislation on abortion was settled. It's not going to be unsettled by me now.feedback

Chuka Umunna

I think in this day and age in modern Britain. Doesn't this feel a bit out of touch, a bit disconnected from modern Britain.feedback

Chuka Umunna

I won't criticise Jacob Rees-Mogg for expressing a view, but I find them completely disagreeable and out-of-touch with what modern Britain actually is.feedback

Yvette Cooper

The shocking thing is so many people in the Conservative Party seem to think he should be their next leader. I think that's an appalling thought.feedback

Yvette Cooper

The shocking thing is not really Jacob Rees-Mogg's personal views – he's entitled to them.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

If the party doesn't agree with his sentiments that may well be a tipping point. Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.feedback

Margot James - Small Business

Agree with @TimesOpinion about Jacob R-M who I like very much; but his views on pregnant women are utterly abhorrent.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

I'm completely opposed to abortion. With same-sex marriage, that is something that people are doing for themselves, with abortion it's something that's done to someone else. Yes, I'm afraid so. Life is sacrosanct and begins at the point of conception.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

I'm a Catholic; I take the teaching of the Catholic Church seriously. Marriage is a sacrament and the view of what marriage is is taken by the Church, not Parliament. I am completely opposed to abortion; life begins at the point of conception. With same-sex marriage, that is something that people are doing for themselves. With abortion, that is what people are doing to the unborn child.feedback

John Bongaarts

I wouldn't dismiss the effects of access to contraception in rich countries. We still have unwanted pregnancies.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

You are significantly overstating it. This is all good silly season stuff, it was fun in August when there wasn't much news about. I fully support Mrs May, I want her to remain leader of the Tory party, there isn't a leadership election and if there were I would not be a candidate. The circumstances in which someone in my position would become leader of the party would not exist.feedback

Jacob Rees-Mogg

I am a backbench MP, in the history of the Prime Ministership [the job] has never gone to a backbench MP. The circumstances in which someone in my position would become leader of the party would not exist.feedback

Donald Cox

This is absolutely just another attempt to ban abortion in Kentucky.feedback

Fred Barnes - The Weekly Standard

Even Nancy Pelosi is open to dissent. But that approach carries risks of its own.feedback

Diana Philip

Without it, you're talking about people in the eastern United States traveling to Colorado and New Mexico.feedback

Diana Philip

I have spoken to Dr. Carhart and he is in the process of trying to get his facility operating. It will be the same clinic staff and they are hoping not to have any interruption in providing this service.feedback

Troy Newman

We were there the first day the dreadful Mr. Carhart showed up. And we are delighted to see him leave.feedback

Richard Anderson

A key aspect is that it gives men the opportunity to be involved in family planning. At the moment, they are excluded from being able to shoulder the burden.feedback

Aaron Hamlin

It's very hard to predict what is going to be the winner that gets to market first.feedback

Aaron Hamlin

Our organization is not a fan of approaches that stop sperm production. We would rather not take that route because of the inherent delays. So long as we strategically put resources behind good approaches, this is something we can make happen.feedback

Aaron Hamlin

Pharmaceutical companies are looking to minimize risk while opening themselves up to large profits. [In phase 2 and 3], most of the safety issues have already been parsed out and you can see how these things are working. The level of risk is lower. So pharmaceutical companies may look more seriously [into licensing the technology or acquiring the company].feedback

Kenneth Kaitin

Getting women to stop taking her drug for a man to start taking his drug, that would take a lot of selling.feedback

Jimmy Connors

You are an abortion! Do you know that? ... Get the f***out of there!feedback

Joan C. Williams

Coalitions need compromise. But it’s coalitions that win, writes Joan C Williams, the author of White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America. Abortion rights are central to my identity. As an ambitious teenager, I wanted to have both a vital career and a vibrant intellectual life, and I felt that having a baby at the wrong time would doom me. I went on to a both a full career and motherhood. It all worked out for me, but only because I could control my fertility.feedback

Cecilia Orellana

If you're already using oral contraception, you don't need to stop if you have a family history of R.A. or are diagnosed with the disease. But we are not recommending you start them as a preventive. We can't overlook the other potential side effects of the drugs on other conditions.feedback

Patricia Heaton

Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference. #Downsyndrome #Abortion.feedback

Cathy Warwick

If you have a caesarean section it doesn't mean that you're a failure. Something has happened in your birth that means you need some help and support, and it can still be a very positive experience.feedback

Karla Rubilar

There is a lot of conservatism in positions of power, and the Catholic Church still has a lot of power. That has impeded any progress.feedback

Jacqueline Van Rysselberghe

If this project is approved, the right to life from now on becomes relative. What is in a woman's uterus is a live human being that has a right to life.feedback

Karen Espíndola

Not only are women forced to be mothers, but we are forced to bear the death of a child! Is there anything more painful for a parent? Today, you have the chance to prevent more stories like mine. It could be your daughters, nieces or granddaughters.feedback

Karen Espíndola

I would ask, why is God punishing me this way? What have I done to deserve this?feedback

Karen Espíndola

If the state was forcing me to give birth to a baby that was going to die, then it had to take responsibility for its costs and consequences. But none of that ever happened. One neurologist at the public hospital told me not to bother taking so much care of my son, because he would die soon anyway.feedback

Karen Espíndola

My body was preparing for life, but my mind was preparing for death.feedback

Claudia Dides

It is all so cynical. Everyone knows you can buy it with a credit card, everyone knows there is a black market, and medical staff rarely report illegal abortions anymore. It is shameful that in 25 years, under democratic governments, we have been unable to restore a right women exercised even during dictatorship.feedback

Karen Espíndola

My youth, my life, my hopes, everything was smashed to pieces. They called me a murderer but no one loved Osvaldo more than I did. I was forced to watch my baby die. It was nothing less than state-sponsored torture.feedback

Karen Espíndola

A feeling of impotence and rage took over me. Why was this cruelty forced on me? Why make my baby suffer? What for? That feeling started making me sick.feedback

Laura Hannah

Stories in the media also provide a good starting point for parents to talk to their children. Using fictional characters to talk about sensitive issues allows parents and young people to talk more confidently and openly about healthy relationships, contraception and staying safe.feedback

Dennis Fortenberry

If you take, for example, cigarette smoking and the limits on advertising for and portrayals of cigarettes, that's part of a larger social understanding of the harms of smoking and the importance of this approach for the prevention of those harms. I think by itself, showing more contraception use wouldn't be all that helpful, but it would contribute to a larger social attitude that puts value on prevention and on sexual health, as a part of sexuality education in middle and high schools and access to this kind of information through a variety of public health venues.feedback

Dennis Fortenberry

I think it's easy enough to include condoms because this is fiction that is supposed to simulate certain kinds of reality. I think including contraception in useful ways actually accentuates the reality of the situation. And many of these shows intend to create models of reality, so I don't see any particular reason to leave contraception and condoms out.feedback

Meredith Kelly

The DCCC has no interest in working with Democrats for Life of America, despite their attempts. Protecting a woman's health care, her right to choose, and her economic security are fundamental tenets of the Democratic Party, and as long as Republicans control Congress and the White House those values are constantly at risk.feedback

Cecile Richards

We're proud to celebrate Planned Parenthood's 100 years of strength and resilience at this moment in our history, as well as the tremendous outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood and our patients. This Gala is a powerful reminder that Planned Parenthood has been around for 100 years and will continue to be here for the people who rely on us, no matter what.feedback

Laura Moser

When the Democrats unveiled their 'Better Deal' last week, they focused on economic policies related to job creation, wages, and income inequality. That's all well and good, but they left abortion rights off the table, and what is abortion if not an economic issue?feedback

Sasha Bruce

The Democratic Party has and will always include people who don't personally believe that abortion is an option for them or their families. But the Democratic Party should draw the line on supporting legislators or candidates who seek to impose their personal views on their constituents and the country.feedback

Ben Ray Lujan

There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates. As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America.feedback

Joel C. Hunter

I wanted to expand the issues from only moral ones – such as opposing abortion and redefining marriage – to include compassion issues such as poverty, justice, and creation care. We need to care as much for the vulnerable outside the womb as inside the womb.feedback

Michelle Bachelet

Today, women reclaimed a basic right that we never should have lost: being able to choose when we're living through painful moments.feedback

Claudia Dides

The Tribunal has the opportunity to dignify Chilean women by restoring a right they had until 1989, respecting their autonomy to make decisions in situations as painful as these three scenarios.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

Data shows that lots of people who identify as pro-life believe in legal access to abortion. You have people like Mario Cuomo who were staunchly pro-life but never voted that way – and who could speak eloquently about why. [Pennsylvania] Sen. Bob Casey seems like a nice guy, but he's winning elections in spite of his pro-life views, not because of them. Voters really respond well to people saying to them: Look, we disagree, but here's why I hold this position.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

The media has been framing this as a split between Democrats, and that's not what it is. Among the rank and file groups that make up the majority of the Democratic base, there is really no split on abortion rights.feedback

Meredith Kelly

The DCCC is working hard to take back the House so that Democrats can legislate on the values that our party has long held dear. Right now, that means finding candidates who are authentic and represent the values of the party, while fitting a wide variety of districts and connecting with those voters. Primary voters and local groups will ask candidates where they stand on the issues and select their nominees.feedback

Meredith Kelly

As long as Republicans control Congress and the White House, a woman's health care, her right to choose and her economic security are constantly at risk, and Democrats must continue to fight back every day.feedback

Bernie Sanders

We have got to appreciate where people come from and do our best to fight for the pro-choice agenda. But I think you just can't exclude people who disagree with us on one issue.feedback

Susan Collins

Millions of women across the country rely on Planned Parenthood for family planning, cancer screening, and basic preventive health care services. Denying women access to Planned Parenthood not only runs contrary to our goal of letting patients choose the health care provider who best fits their needs, but it also could impede timely access to care.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women – one of the most critical constituencies for the party – of our basic rights and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid. If Democrats think the path forward following the 2016 election is to support candidates who substitute their own judgement and ideology for that of their female constituents, they have learned all the wrong lessons and are bound to lose.feedback

Ranjana Das

So-called pro-life preachers, anti-abortion people, populist figures such as Nigel Farage were waiting to get a hold on to this. There are lots of people who are disaffected, who are feeling they need a cause to hold on to. It's a complex matter as to why people get so emotionally involved, because it comes from a place of general anguish, and people get really emotionally involved in it – like it's a soap opera narrative.feedback

Danielle Wells - Planned Parenthood Federation of America

This law was written by politicians, and not doctors, and is part of a national strategy to end access to abortion step by step and law by law.feedback

Zachary Ruff

You can go to Hell where they are too. They are not children. They are cells. Listen here son. I'm as gay as the day is long and twice as sunny. I don't give a f--- what Jesus tells me and what I should and should not be doing. Just because you choose to believe a book of fiction doesn't mean I have to. Prove it to me with science. ... You believe it, does not make it true. You and [President Donald] Trump can go to Hell.feedback

Rishma Dhillon Pai

It's going to be a very, very difficult situation either way, to bring about labor now or later. It is physically unsafe, because she's just not developed at all physically – her pelvic bones, structure, her ability to carry a child to term.feedback

Alakh Alok Srivastava

Going by the advanced stage of pregnancy, the court has declined to allow the abortion.feedback

Vanita Suri

At some stage of pregnancy, baby has earned the right to live.feedback

Stephanie Schriock

This is a targeted opposition program. This group of Republicans has been particularly bad at supporting women and their families, not least with votes to defund Planned Parenthood.feedback

Cecile Richards

However another court has said it is unsuitable for lawmakers to direct where ladies can go for their social insurance. This case is about the general population who depend on us for fundamental care each day. We won't remain for these assaults on our patient's' entitlement to social insurance, and Planned Parenthood will battle for our patients every step of the way.feedback

Ernest Marshall

We have never been under siege like this. We have never had any question as to whether we would exist.feedback

Fiona Sturges

The subtle slights we’re seeing from first ladies such as Akie Abe are a clear departure from tradition• Fiona Sturges is a freelance arts writer. There are all manner of reasons why a woman,upon finding herself in the same room as Donald Trump, might wish to give him the swerve. There’s his propensity to condescend and talk over her; to rate her in terms of appearance; to publicly wonder whether she is menstruating; or, as he famously boasted in 2005, to simply “grab [her] by the pussy”. And that’s before she gets to his views on childcare, workplace equality and abortion. But how many of us, faced with the actual president of the United States, his tiny hand outstretched, would have the nerve to blank him?feedback

Charlie Dent

It's a problem we've had as a party for some time. We saw this going back to the shutdown. One year it was defunding Obamacare, the other it was Planned Parenthood, now it will be the border wall. Somebody will find a reason to say we can't fund the government unless we get 'x'. Someone always finds an issue.feedback

Cecile Richards

It's exciting to make sports history with the Storm. This is the first time ever a professional sports team has partnered with Planned Parenthood.feedback

Ginny Gilder

For me, this thing with Planned Parenthood really came out of the sense of profound despondence in early November. The sense of such utter helplessness. We live in a state where I can't vote a Republican out of office at the state level. So where do I personally make a difference? And sometimes, giving money just doesn't feel like it's enough.feedback

Maia Elkana

When we started two years ago, a lawyer told us to make sure your mission is kind of vague, don't use the A-word. We're a lot more out there now.feedback

Yamani Hernandez

There is a volume and aggressiveness of anti-choice legislation and legislators who feel empowered by the administration.feedback

James Lankford

Without John McCain, we don't have 50 people to take that vote.feedback

Hedy Weinberg

Offering a so-called 'choice' between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional. Such a choice violates the fundamental constitutional right to reproductive autonomy and bodily integrity by interfering with the intimate decision of whether and when to have a child, imposing an intrusive medical procedure on individuals who are not in a position to reject it. Judges play an important role in our community – overseeing individuals' childbearing capacity should not be part of that role.feedback

Ernest Marshall

Some of the things I see out in front of our clinic, to me, by the pro-life people, don't represent good Christianity. I just don't think Jesus would harass people or name-call people or call doctors murderers. I can't imagine being a female and being ... forced to have a baby that I didn't want.feedback

Eric Ueland

The parliamentarian's guidance helps inform us as we write legislation before going to the floor. We look forward to continued preparations for votes next week.feedback

Megan Elliott - Marie Stopes International

If we had USAid funding, we would have expected to avert 6m unintended pregnancies. Because we can't avert them, we believe there will be an additional 2m abortions. Because they are in restricted environments, the majority of those women will be getting a backstreet abortion where they won't be properly cared for and certainly won't get proper contraception to prevent a further unwanted pregnancy.feedback

Ulla Müller - EngenderHealth

It is an unprecedented attack on women's rights – it goes much deeper than abortion. Girls are kicked out of school if they get pregnant. They are very often forced to marry the fathers. Very often they have to live in their in-laws' house, where they have to do unpaid labour. It is a violation of women's rights. We need to see this as a gender issue and very much as a power issue.feedback

Mitch McConnell

So I hope I have at least refreshed the memory of my friend from Minnesota and some of my other Democratic colleagues.feedback

Sophie Walker

Many women will need to buy these pills over the counter, and it is irresponsible and exploitative for retailers to charge over the odds for them ... Boots' approach to this concern is indicative of a society that prioritises profit over women's health and wellbeing.feedback

Vicki Saporta

These extremists are testing law enforcement on the ground in Louisville and they are testing the Department of Justice to see if they are in fact going to enforce the law.feedback

Meg Sasse Stern

One person talking to a reporter to say, I promise to be peaceful' doesn't mean everyone is going to respect that.feedback

Joseph Spurgeon

We believe in obeying authorities. Our people are not going to rebel against what we've asked them to do.feedback

Joseph Spurgeon

By creating this buffer zone, it restricts us. We want to be able to hand women tracts and pamphlets with other resources, to offer them financial assistance, to offer to adopt their children. We want to be able to converse with them one-on-one.feedback

Civia Tamarkin

You are talking about a physical embattlement here. Women are under siege. It's pretty clear that from the moment the Roe vs. Wade ruling came down, the anti-abortion movement declared war. We did not want to rehash the entire abortion issue, we wanted to show the fallout and the collateral damage that has become part of it, which very few people are aware of. We ultimately want to educate and inspire.feedback

Briana DeJesus

I should have been on birth control, that's for sure. I didn't think I would end up getting pregnant again, so I didn't bother getting on birth control.feedback

Briana DeJesus

This pregnancy was the last thing I expected to happen. Like, What? You guys met at the club and then what? She's pregnant, what?' . When I first found out, I was more like, Well we don't really know each other so maybe it's best if we do get an abortion,' . But, you were very supportive. I don't want to overthink it because it could be nothing, but it's suspect. I'm pregnant and you're doing something with this girl. Lu and I have been great, working it out, making plans, trying to find a place to live. That's why I want to ask her, When was the last time you two did anything?feedback

Cecile Richards

He texted me and said, Mom, I'm getting in a big van with a bunch of kids and we're driving to Ohio to rally for Planned Parenthood,' . That made me cry. But it was a good sign.feedback

Alexandra Flores

I feel comfortable and safe at Planned Parenthood. It makes no sense to pluck that care away from people who already have limited choices.feedback

Natalia Veselnitskaya

My body, my choice' is all about abortion, homosexuality, illegal migration and two presidents. Anything goes. But for those who didn't get what this is about, this is now called 'human rights'. In such instances the general has to resign. This is reminiscent of the games of Obama's last days in office.feedback

Stephen Colbert

I'm used to a world where we're divided on things like abortion, or taxes, or government-controlled health care–polarizing issues. Have we come to a nation where colluding with a hostile foreign power to manipulate our election is a left-right thing?feedback

Cecile Richards

This White House has been worse for women than any administration in my lifetime. Until we have more people in office who can get pregnant, we will continue to have these fights. … but all of the policies that President Trump and this Republican Congress are trying to put in place, believe me, … unintended pregnancy rates will go up and abortion rates will as well.feedback

Arlene Foster

She "would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England.feedback

Cecile Richards

She asked to meet, and I said I was happy to meet to talk about what Planned Parenthood does. I explained to her about all of our services, about the millions of people – one in five women in this country – who've been to Planned Parenthood for health care. While I respect his personal opinion, I strongly believe that he shouldn't be able to take away the constitutional right of every woman in America.feedback

Samantha Bee

We'll just have to keep Planned Parenthood afloat one T-shirt at a time. So if you haven't bought a "nasty woman" T-shirt for your dog or your state representative it's now or never. Make it rain, nasty women!feedback

Ann Furedi

The answer to unsafe abortion is not contraception, it is safe abortion.feedback

Alison Dreith

This language has nothing with the health and safety of women. It has everything to do with trying to trap providers as a way to trip them up, and shut down clinics that way.feedback

Mary M. Kogut - Planned Parenthood

If any of the governor's proposals improved health and safety for our patients, we would be the first in line to endorse them. Regrettably, the governor seems more interested in creating additional unnecessary restrictions against abortion providers and patients.feedback

Trent Franks

Republicans don't believe taking the lives of innocent unborn children should be considered health care...I don't know that that's something out of sync with the American people. We can't continue to subsidize abortion as part of health care. It's just something that's not American.feedback

Dennis Linthicum

We are both a sanctuary state for illegal aliens, and we are a sanctuary state for federally illegal, taxpayer subsidized abortion. We should not be showering politically well-connected abortion clinics with political gift cards under the guise of 'equity,' that is totally discreditable.feedback

Laurie Monnes Anderson

Unintended pregnancies can perpetuate cycles of poverty, and we can help stop it. It is a woman's right to choose when and if she is ready in her life to have a child.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

May her example inspire our fellow countrymen, who will find in her the best of France.feedback

Simone Veil

Sixty years later I am still haunted by the images, the odours, the cries, the humiliation, the blows and the sky filled with the smoke of the crematoriums. There was such hypocrisy. The assembly was mainly filled with men, some of whom were secretly looking for contacts to arrange an abortion for a mistress or a member of their family.feedback

Jean Louis Debre

She embodied for an entire generation the struggle of women for the freedom to decide on motherhood. More profoundly, she represented for men and women seeking a new future a European desire for peace and prosperity.feedback

Simone Veil

I'm often asked what gave me the strength and will to continue the fight. I believe deeply that it was my mother; she has never stopped being present to me, next to me.feedback

Simone Veil

I say this with total conviction: Abortion should stay an exception, the last resort for desperate situations. How, you may ask, can we tolerate it without its losing the character of an exception – without it seeming as though society encourages it? I will share a conviction of women, and I apologize for doing it in front of this assembly comprised almost exclusively of men: No woman resorts to abortion lightheartedly.feedback

Simone Veil

Whatever our political beliefs, we are all aware that this historic step, the election of the European Parliament by universal suffrage, has been taken at a crucial time for the people of the Community. All its member states are faced with three great challenges: the challenge of peace, the challenge of freedom and the challenge of prosperity, and it seems clear that they can only be met through the European dimension.feedback

Simone Veil

Great debates that have for a time divided the French people appear with the passing of time as a necessary step to forming a new social consensus that is part of the tradition of tolerance in our country.feedback

Justine Greening - Treasury

Following discussions with the Department of Health, we will ensure these payments will be funded through the Government Equalities Office with additional funding. The Government's position continues to be that we want to see safe abortion services provided for women who may need them - within the bounds of the law.feedback

Stella Creasy

Parliament has an opportunity today to turn concern about inequality into real action for change. For too long our Northern Irish women have been denied a basic right. Members across the house have told me they agree this is wrong. Today is our time to end this injustice.feedback

Elena Lipsiea

We weren't verbally interactive, and it pushed people to ask and speak to Planned Parenthood volunteers who were around us and not in costumes.feedback

John Smeaton

This is a black day for unborn children, for mothers and for democracy. It's a great day for the abortion industry, which cares nothing about unborn children and for the welfare of women.feedback

Stella Creasy

So can I ask you if you will make a commitment on behalf of this Government to meet with myself and representatives of organisations like Marie Stopes and BPAS and the London Irish Abortion Campaign to look at how we can turn this into a reality so that those women in Northern Ireland today who have finally had their voices heard can use their services as soon as possible?feedback

Breedagh Hughes - Royal College of Midwives

It's ironic that this issue has been kicked back to our non-existent assembly to legislate on it.feedback

Andrea Leadsom

To be very clear it is my personal view that everyone woman should have the right to decide what happens to her own body. That is very clear, she said.feedback

Stella Creasy

With voices on all sides backing the rights of Northern Irish women to be able to have an abortion in England on the NHS, the government now needs to come clean on just who is stopping them from ensuring these women can use these vital healthcare services in England and Wales and whether the question of abortion access has been discussed as part of their agreement with the DUP.feedback

Cecile Richards

There was a time when the Republican Party embraced individual liberties. In fact, many of our Planned Parenthood affiliates were founded by Republicans. A cautionary tale: These folks aren't just against Planned Parenthood. They're against birth-control access. ... Anyone who thinks that … if we didn't provide abortion services, somehow, they would quit this attack on women–I'm sorry. It's just the beginning.feedback

Cecile Richards

I'll shout out Teen Vogue and Cosmo and Glamour–women's magazines that are putting abortion stories into their magazines. That's never happened before.feedback

Mike Pence

The time is now. This is when we are going to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all.feedback

Jack Ende

BCRA discriminates against providers of women's health services, cutting funding for in the awarding of federal grant funds and/or Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program funding to women's health clinics that are qualified under existing federal law for the provision of evidence-based services including, but not limited to, provision of contraception, preventive health screenings, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, vaccines, counseling, rehabilitation, and referrals.feedback