Abortion and Infant Death in Nineteenth-Century America

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

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

~ Mother Teresa

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. LeGuin

 

 

Chris Bartels