Pro Life Quotes

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Thomas L. Friedman
“In my world, you don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and be against common-sense gun control — like banning public access to the kind of semiautomatic assault rifle, designed for warfare, that was used recently in a Colorado theater. You don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and want to shut down the Environmental Protection Agency, which ensures clean air and clean water, prevents childhood asthma, preserves biodiversity and combats climate change that could disrupt every life on the planet. You don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and oppose programs like Head Start that provide basic education, health and nutrition for the most disadvantaged children...The term “pro-life” should be a shorthand for respect for the sanctity of life. But I will not let that label apply to people for whom sanctity for life begins at conception and ends at birth. What about the rest of life? Respect for the sanctity of life, if you believe that it begins at conception, cannot end at birth.”
Thomas L. Friedman

Neal Shusterman
“I don't know what happens to our consciousness when we're unwound," says Connor. "I don't even know when that consciousness starts. But I do know this." He pauses to make sure all of them are listening. "We have a right to our lives!"
The kids go wild.
"We have a right to choose what happens to our bodies!"
The cheers reach fever pitch.
"We deserve a world where both those things are possible— and it's our job to help make that world.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

Fulton J. Sheen
“Many married women who have deliberately spurned the "hour" of childbearing are unhappy and frustrated. They never discovered the joys of marriage because they refused to surrender to the obligation of their state. In saving themselves, they lost themselves!”
Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

Brennan Manning
“Today the danger of the pro-life position, which I vigorously support, is that it can be frighteningly selective. The rights of the unborn and the dignity of the age-worn are pieces of the same pro-life fabric. We weep at the unjustified destruction of the unborn. Did we also weep when the evening news reported from Arkansas that a black family had been shotgunned out of a white neighborhood.

When we laud life and blast abortionists, our credibility as Christians is questionable. On one hand we proclaim the love and anguish, the pain and joy that goes into fashioning a single child. We proclaim how precious each life is to God and should be to us. On the other hand, when it is the enemy that shrieks to heaven with his flesh in flames, we do not weep, we are not shamed; we call for more”
Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

“The "right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" begins with "life", and "life" begins at conception.”
A.E. Samaan

George W. Bush
“Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents.”
George W. Bush, Decision Points

Randy Alcorn
“I could feel the baby being torn from my insides. It was really painful....Three-quarters of the way through the operation I sat up....In the cylinder I saw the bits and pieces of my little child floating in a pool of blood. I screamed and jumped up off the table....I just couldn't stop throwing up....”
Randy Alcorn, Why Pro-Life?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers

Elvira Baryakina
“...don't kid yourself. Keep the baby - I have no other advice for you. Children are the best thing in the world.”
Elvira Baryakina, White Shanghai: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties in China

Donald L. Hicks
“We must learn that when people devalue any one Life, they devalue all Life.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

“Humanity has overcome the food chain, and having surpassed all other predators, has now turned to a strange form of cannibalism: humanity preys upon itself. We cull our own herd. We murder our own children. This is what we call “progress”.”
A.E. Samaan

Grace Paley
“The abortion isn’t what they(conservative pro-life men of 1940s) are thinking
about; they’re really thinking about sex. They’re really thinking
about love and reducing it to its most mechanical aspects—that is to
say, the mechanical fact of intercourse as a specific act to make
children in this world, and thinking of its use in any other way as
wrong and wicked. They are determined to reduce women’s normal sexual
responses, to end them, really, when we’ve just had a couple of
decades of admitting them.”
Grace Paley, Just As I Thought

“Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still call yourself 'pro-life.”
John Fugelsang

Donald L. Hicks
“If you believe Life is sacred, you must also believe unnecessary killing is sacrilege.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

Christopher Hitchens
“The anti-life of [Jerry Falwell] proves only one thing: that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and truth in this country if you'll just get yourself called Reverend. People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup.”
Christopher Hitchens

Nicolae Ceausescu
“The foetus is the property of the entire society.Anyone having children is a deserter who abandons the laws of national continuity.”
Nicolae Ceausescu

Donald L. Hicks
“When someone places more value in saving money, than the value they place in saving Life, they have “misplaced” their values.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

“I want a future abortion conversation known for its openness, respect and empathy, so instead of generating more heat, anger and conflict, I practice pro-voice.”
Aspen Baker, Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many millions of pregnancies—many if not most of which have each led to the birth of at least one child—were each used as nothing but a conspicuous means to a secret end called the evasion of abortion.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“No matter how much was taken away from you. Don’t take your own life away! One day, someone will learn about how you overcame. And their life won’t be the same again. You might not know it yet, but you can make a difference.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“For too long the pro-life movement has been shouting conclusions rather than establishing facts. Staying focused on the status of the unborn brings moral clarity to the abortion debate.”
Scott Klusendorf, The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture

Leland Lewis
“The Truth is, everyone is pro life and everyone is pro choice. There is no real conflict between these two values.”
Leland Lewis, Random Molecular Mirroring

Rush Limbaugh
“I'm pro-choice. But I hope that choice will be life.”
Rush Limbaugh, The Way Things Ought to Be

“Science alone cannot justify the pro-life position, thought it can give us the facts we need to draw moral conclusions on a host of controversial issues, including abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning.”
Scott Klusendorf, The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture

“Lost indeed are those who kill their own children out of folly, with no basis in knowledge, forbidding what God has provided for them...”
Anonymous, Qurʾan / القرآن الكريم

Peter Kreeft
“Zabuna o odnosu između poimanja osobe i čovjeka može uzrokovati golemu štetu. Američki Vrhovni sud dvaput je pokazao da mu je prijeko potrebna lekcija iz filozofije jer ne shvaća da ljudska bića spadaju pod osobe, a ne obrnuto, da su sva ljudska bića osobe te kao takve posjeduju temeljna ljudska prava. Dred Scott proglasio je crnce nepotpunim osobama opravdavši tako ropstvo i provodeći povratak odbjeglih robova kao da se radi o vlasništvu, a ne o osobama. Time im je oduzeo drugo temeljno ljudsko pravo, pravo na slobodu. Jedno stoljeće kasnije slučaj Roe protiv Wade oduzeo je nerođenoj djeci prvo osnovno pravo svake osobe, pravo na život. Ovo se temelji na filozofiji koja je zapravo identična nacističkoj: država uzima sebi moć da proglasi jednu vrstu ljudskih bića ne-osobama [bilo crnce, bilo Židove, bilo nerođene]. Osim što je riječ o prestrašnu moralu, radi se i o jako lošoj logici. Naime, smatra "osobe" užom kategorijom od "ljudskih bića". Postojanje anđela pokazuje da se zapravo radi o višoj kategoriji.”
Peter Kreeft, Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know About Them?

Susan Faludi
“Under this linguistic strategy, the New Right relabeled its resistance to women's newly acquired reproductive rights as "pro-life"; its opposition to women's newly embraced sexual freedom became "pro-chastity"; and its hostility to women's mass entry into the work force became "pro-motherhood." Finally, the New Right renamed itself- its regressive and negative stance against the progress of women's rights became "pro-family." . . .

In the '20's, the Ku Klux Klan had built support with a similar rhetorical maneuver, downplaying their racism and recasting it as patriotism; they weren't lynching blacks, they were moral reformers defending the flag.

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Susan Faludi, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

“Many American boys that fought in WWII had been sterilized under eugenic laws passed by the the United States Supreme Court under the 1927 case of Buck v. Bell. Over 80,000 Americans would be forcibly sterilized under that legal precedent. Coincidentally, Buck v Bell is also the legal precedent cited in Roe v. Wade, the famous abortion rights case.”
A.E. Samaan, H.H. Laughlin: American Scientist, American Progressive, Nazi Collaborator

“If the unborn is not a human person, no justification for abortion is necessary. However, if the unborn is a human person, no justification for abortion is adequate.”
Greg Kouki

“Abortion is...
One more heart that will never beat again.
Two more eyes that will never see light.
Two more hands that will never touch or feel.
Two more legs that will never run for miles.
Two more lips that will never speak a word.
One more mouth that will never know a smile.”
Queen Susan the Gentle's friend

“Careful to devalue life in your youth. The young may very well devalue you when you are old.”
A.E. Samaan

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