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Jillian Merchant
This will remove the current rigmarole of a woman requiring to attend the hospital to be provided with the first pill and then sent home. Only to require to go back to the hospital to be administered the second pill and then sent back home again. It will end the horrendous experience of abortions commencing on public transport due to outdated legislation which takes no account of medical advances or the reality of women's
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Oct 26 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Planned Parenthood. 468 people are quoted and you can read 726 citations of them about Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards, Elizabeth Nash, Ian Harvie and Jacob Rees-Mogg, 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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Brigitte Amiri

We should never have had to go all the way to a full appellate court to say what we know is the law: that the government can't ban abortion for

Grainne Teggart

We cannot continue with a situation that denies women choice, autonomy and treats women as second class citizens. Politicians have failed women. They have failed to protect their rights, they have failed to value their lives enough to change Northern Ireland's discriminatory

Ginny Ehrlich

If a woman has to travel three counties away to access the method of contraception that is right for her, that creates a lot of barriers, especially for women who are living on limited income or below the poverty

Ginny Ehrlich

For women who lose their coverage for contraception, many of them will go back to these safety-net clinics. The burden on these clinics will become probably even

Kathy Tran

This is a Halloween-themed mailer that explicitly uses the word 'Halloween'. The mailer highlights the frankly scary policies that my opponent supports that would threaten funding for schools, threaten access to affordable health care, and threaten funding for Planned Parenthood. This is what is at stake in our

Bonyen Lee-Gilmore - Planned Parenthood

This is about making it as difficult as possible to obtain an abortion. Abortion access is chipped away one seemingly moderate restriction at a

Josh Hawley

SB5 enacts sensible regulations that protect the health of women in Missouri and we will continue to vigorously defend

Les Allamby

This case has the opportunity to bring about a real change to the law on termination of pregnancy in Northern Ireland. The Commission began its legal challenge in 2015 as we want women and girls in Northern Ireland to have the choice of accessing a termination of pregnancy locally in circumstances of serious malformation of the foetus, rape or incest, without getting a criminal record or facing going to

Liam Gibson

The Commission is waging a legal battle to overturn laws in Northern Ireland which protect unborn children from being aborted simply because they have a

Stella Creasy

Today we took a step forward in addressing that injustice. But today we also pledge to keep standing with them until they have equal access to abortion services in Northern Ireland itself - our sisters need to have their human rights to be upheld and we won't give up until they have

Justine Greening - Treasury

The funding will be accessed via a grant scheme that will be administered by the Department of Health. The cost of this service will be met by the Government Equalities Office with additional funding provided by HM Treasury. A small number of procedures will continue to be provided through the NHS where this is necessary for medical

Les Allamby

This case is of great significance in the UK and internationally, just four months after our appeal, the supreme court has granted an expedited hearing. An independent working group of the United Nations will also provide evidence to the court. This is extremely rare. Many others will also share their own experiences through the court hearings. We commend those who have come forward as we know it is not easy to tell such personal

Brigitte Amiri

What they are actually doing is supplanting their decision about what J.D. should do with her pregnancy. And that is not acting in her best interest. And that is actually a veto power over J.D.'s

Tanya Chutkan

I am astounded by that position. I have to tell you, I'm astounded that the government is going to make this 17-year-old girl who has received judicial authorization for a medical procedure to which she is constitutionally authorized choose between a pregnancy that she does not want to go forward with to term or returning to the country from which she left. Those are her options. And is it your position that that does not constitute a substantial obstacle? She can leave the country or she cannot get her abortion, those are her options?feedback

E. Scott Lloyd

I suggest that the American people make a deal with women: So long as you are using the condom, pill or patch I am providing with my money, you are going to promise not to have an abortion if the contraception fails, which it often does. You will put the baby up for adoption if you don't want him or her. We can do this by having the woman sign a

Brigitte Amiri

The amount of opposition to this young women's abortion is just astounding. And they continue to double down over and over again. Every step of the way, I think at some point justice will prevail and there will be some sense from the federal government that the rule of law prohibits what they're doing, but they keep taking it to the next

Ken Paxton

An unlawfully-present alien with no substantial ties to this country has no constitutional right to abortion on demand. Texas has a legitimate and substantial intereset in preserving and promoting fetal life. Texas must not become a sanctuary state for

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

Brigitte Amiri

At last, our client will be able to get the care she needs without federal officials standing in the way. Her courage and perseverance are incredible, but no one should have to go to court to get a safe, legal abortion. And no one should be held hostage to the extreme anti-abortion views of a handful of government

Brigitte Amiri

It's unprecedented, it's unconstitutional, and it's also unconscionable. Blocking access to abortion for unaccompanied minors is downright

Lana Dadu

There are a lot of those stories and they are terrifying. Everything is going on in Poland underground, it works very well for

Lana Dadu

They say it was because of doctors were saying it's against my conscience to do that, I'm Catholic, I can't do

Eliza Rutynowska

We are of course seeing some counter-action: signatures are being collected to introduce a draft bill for the liberalisation of abortion laws, but quite honestly it is impossible to be passed

Dorota Kawęcka

The awareness is bigger and while they might not call themselves feminists more people are thinking about

Eliza Rutynowska

The NGOs targeted, BABA Foundation and the Center of Women's Rights, seem to agree that the actions conducted were clearly repressive in their nature. The impact is immense, a chilling effect has taken place, because crucial documentation was taken, no work can be done by the NGOs, which are very much

Eliza Rutynowska

It can only get worse, and I personally believe the government will pass the ban on abortion because of the deformity or disability of the fetus, since it clearly takes into consideration the wishes of the Catholic

Dorota Kawęcka

So in the official statistics we have very small numbers [of legal abortions]. And the number of abortions because of rape is tiny because most women don't report it to the police because they know they will not get much help. Or they know the person who did it. And it's also much quicker to have it underground in Slovakia than to go to hospital here where you will be sent from one doctor to another by which time it's too late. It's causing them to reflect about what's happening and a lot of them realise that where things are decided is the

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

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

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

Thurgood Marshall

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

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

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

Ilyse Hogue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June Carbone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kate Steir

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

Mallory Quigley

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

Andy Leighton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yvette Cooper

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

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

Margot James - Small Business

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

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

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

John Bongaarts

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

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

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

Donald Cox

This is absolutely just another attempt to ban abortion in

Fred Barnes - The Weekly Standard

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

Diana Philip

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

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

Troy Newman

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

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

Aaron Hamlin

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

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

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

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

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

Patricia Heaton

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karen Espíndola

My body was preparing for life, but my mind was preparing for

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michelle Bachelet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alakh Alok Srivastava

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

Vanita Suri

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

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

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

Ernest Marshall

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

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

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

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

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

Yamani Hernandez

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

James Lankford

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mitch McConnell

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

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

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

Meg Sasse Stern

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

Joseph Spurgeon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 resig