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Lesley Regan
I am pleased that the Council of our College has voted in support of removing criminal sanctions associated with abortion. I strongly believe that the College has a responsibility to protect women's health by ensuring access to this key healthcare service.feedback
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NEW Sep 22 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Planned Parenthood. 445 people are quoted and you can read 687 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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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

Eric Greitens

If a woman needs help, abortion clinics shouldn't be able to tell an ambulance to come slowly – to not use their lights and sirens – or to go around to the back gate, just because they are worried that an ambulance arriving might make their abortion clinic look bad.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

Ann Furedi

The answer to unsafe abortion is not contraception, it is safe abortion. When you encourage women to use contraception, you give them the sense that they can control their fertility – but if you do not provide safe abortion services when that contraception fails you are doing them a great disservice. Our data shows women cannot control their fertility through contraception alone, even when they are using some of the most effective methods.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

Justine Greening - Treasury

At present women from Northern Ireland are asked for payment, and from now on it is our proposal that this will no longer happen. This is clearly a sensitive issue and one which has direct implications for equality in treatment of women from Northern Ireland. The Supreme Court judgment made clear that we have the power to make these arrangements. 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

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

Nicholas Bagley

If your plan covers abortion services today, it may not cover abortion services as of January 2018 if this bill were to pass.feedback

Laurie Sobel

With this change, all qualified health plans can't include abortions. The effect is that it'll strongly discourage smaller employers from offering coverage that includes abortion. That means insurers can only pull funds from the program if they do not include abortion coverage beyond Hyde restrictions.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Senate Republicans with this bill are proposing to defund Planned Parenthood, to drastically slash Medicaid, which helps middle class families with loved ones in a nursing home, and sends those dollars to the very richest people in America.feedback

Kamala Harris

When it comes to the pay gap, abortion access and workplace discrimination, progressives have much to say. But we're still waiting for a march against honor killings, child marriages, polygamy, sex slavery or female genital mutilation.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

President Trump says the Senate health-care bill needs more negotiation. (So what foolish lawmaker would sign onto it now?) Planned Parenthood, hospitals, every Democratic lawmaker and a number of conservatives have panned the bill.feedback

Ron Johnson

What I need in order to get to yes: I need the information, I need to hear from constituents and that's going to take some time.feedback

Beth Renee Marshall

There is no doubt that there has been an increase in comprehensive sexual health education. But we have not gone far enough as a society in addressing teen sex or safe sex.feedback

Stephanie Craddock Sherwood

Any limits to reproductive healthcare access, on birth control and abortion access, is essentially forcing women into pregnancy and motherhood. It's limiting our futures and lives, so that we are only our uteruses and our reproductive ability.feedback

John Kennedy

In my state, we are now spending 47 percent of our budget on Medicaid. That's up from 23 percent in 2008. It's crowding out money for universities and roads and public safety and coastal restoration, and it just keeps climbing.feedback

Nigel Biggar

Abortion is a very important and, I think, difficult moral issue. But, although I have provisional views about it, it is not one that I have published anything substantial on. I have on the other hand written a lot about voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide, spoken about it in the UK, Ireland, France, and Canada, and consistently opposed their legalization. On those two issues, my conclusions align with those of the Roman Catholic Church.feedback

Alison Dreith

He routinely compares abortion to the Holocaust and slavery and this is another example of him grandstanding in a disturbing and dangerous way. Furthermore, this special session is all about the governor's political ambitions. He wants to be able to tell any future adversaries that he called his general assembly in the summer to pass all of thee special abortions restrictions so he'll have his conservative credentials.feedback

Margaret Atwood

It's no accident that Napoleon banned abortion. He said exactly why he wanted offspring – for cannon fodder. Lovely!feedback

Grainne Teggart

The UK government has a responsibility to deliver abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland. A failure to do so would be a cruel betrayal of women. Whilst health and justice are devolved matters, the UK government is responsible for upholding human rights. We are today calling on the next UK government to commit, particularly in the absence of functioning devolution, to prioritise bringing Northern Ireland's abortion laws in line with international human rights standards. This must include the decriminalisation of abortion.feedback

Natika Halil

FPA believes that the government must legislate for abortion law reform in Northern Ireland. The UK government is responsible for human rights across the UK, and the United Nations and UK courts have ruled on multiple occasions that Northern Ireland's restrictive law contravenes these rights. Any potential arrangement with the DUP must not prevent the UK from meeting any human rights commitments. Instead, the Conservative party must use any partnership with the DUP to discuss the impact of Northern Ireland's abortion law and bring it into the 21st century.feedback

Ian Harvie

I transitioned to feel better in my body, [but] walking through the world now, in my current body, I am generally perceived as straight, white, and male.feedback

Ian Harvie

I spent 30-something years being consumed with thoughts of concealing my body. [Now] I want to be fit in all aspects of body wellness, which includes hitting the gym and hiking. It also means not saying mean things to myself about my own body … As a trans person, I try to remember that we all endure a lot of comments about our bodies as if they're not our own. There are enough people in the world who make judgments about my body, I don't need to take part in that.feedback

Ian Harvie

I knew I was different at a very early age, I just didn't have a language for it, no one I knew did either.feedback

Ian Harvie

I don't have to think twice about racial, gender or homophobic violence, because of my (perceived) straight, white, male privilege, and it's something that I have to remind myself to think about regularly. I don't want to forget it and misuse it, although I will likely falter. I know it's difficult to deny privilege that is being given and the only way I know how to deny it, is to whenever possible, and safely do so, out myself as transgender to the people around me.feedback

Ian Harvie

As a trans man, with a proud female history, I believe where I intersect with women on abortion rights is that all women should have the right to do whatever they need with their bodies to have a healthy, prosperous life. Body autonomy should be a right for all women and all trans people. That is our shared space, and in large part, why I'm so passionate about abortion rights. I will always stand with my sisters on this issue.feedback

Ian Harvie

Personally, I will talk about anything on stage and in public spaces. It helps erase stigma around less familiar subjects. You can't change things if you don't talk about them, which is another area where I think I align with Lady Parts Justice League and abortion rights.feedback

Ian Harvie

Until trans women of color and trans women as a whole are not being murdered or attacked for simply being who they are, or until trans people are not being disowned by their families, or until trans people are no longer fired from their jobs for needing to transition, or until trans folks are no longer denied access to housing or healthcare, there will be no 'post-trans' era.feedback

Ian Harvie

Everyday events could cause a major fashion dilemma or straight-up meltdown. I would go to bed hoping to wake up flat-chested or to win the lottery so I could finally afford my chest surgery. I now know I'm not the only one that goes through this, and trans people are not the only people to go through this. It took me a minute to realize that, but when I did, it was really helpful to me to not feel isolated – that there was this intersectionality with others that I hadn't thought of before.feedback

Ian Harvie

We'd all have horribly boring stories if we didn't have struggles. Our common ground is that we all are struggling. Eating disorders and issues with weight and food, for a lot of people, are symptomatic of something else going on. I know lots of people that use food, alcohol, drugs, sex, etc. to cope with deeper issues. We're all in various levels of discomfort. No one feels 100% okay about their body … and if you do, then you're the weirdo.feedback

Robb Cowie - Oregon Health Authority

In Oregon, every plan on the insurance exchange but one, which is affiliated with a religious organization, offers abortion coverage. In other words, virtually all Oregonians would be ineligible for tax credits if the bill is passed.feedback

John Oliver

Yes, this was a clusterfuck or, to be more precise, a crumpet-fuck, of epic proportions. Theresa May is hanging onto her job by a thread. To stay in power, she's attempting to cut a distasteful deal with the DUP, a hardline anti-gay, anti-abortion party in Northern Ireland, which has opened her up to even more criticism. Meanwhile, there are rumors of a leadership challenge from within her own party by Boris Johnson, a grown man who perpetually looks like a seven-year-old who just spun in circles for three minutes and is about to throw up.feedback

Arlene Foster

I would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England. You might get a debate I suppose on further reduction of abortion times as medical science advances.feedback

Elizabeth Nash - Guttmacher Institute

This new law is important because it says to women that you are important, that you have the ability to decide when to have a child, and the state supports you in making the decision that is best for you and your family.feedback

Sanya Richards-Ross

[Ross] explained to me that he was just as burdened by the decision as I was. He believed that our child in 2008 was a blessing we had rejected by always wanting to be in control.feedback

Cecile Richards

There's a lot of anxiety among women right now, particularly in the heartland of America where they are desperately concerned about losing access to affordable health care. I think it's really great when they see an iconic star like Allison on a programme like this dealing with the same issues that we deal with in our clinics every day. It's not incidental that Gemma and Allison are women at the top of their procession. That speaks to a lot of women who maybe come to Planned Parenthood because they're just trying to figure out how to take that next step.feedback

Heather Busby - Hulu

We used that symbol to draw attention to the fact that Texas is passing such restrictive abortion laws.feedback

Andrea Miller

We are on the cusp of seeing another push, a more aggressive push at the state level to protect affordable access to contraception, just like we saw in the late '90s when women realized Viagra was getting coverage and birth control wasn't. The feds can set a floor. States can decide to do better.feedback

Jeanne Mancini - Pro-Life

Getting free birth control from Planned Parenthood . . . is not the means for her to achieve the American Dream. That's a really reductive view of the American Dream.feedback

Deja Foxx

So I'm wondering, as a Planned Parenthood patient and someone who relies on Title X, who you are clearly not, why it's your right to take away my right to choose Planned Parenthood?feedback

Elizabeth Nash - Guttmacher Institute

Texas legislation on abortion is typically amplified because the state can be a beacon for restrictions nationwide.feedback

Eric Greitens

Politicians are trying to make it illegal, for example, for pro-life organizations to say that they just want to hire pro-life Missourians.feedback

Alison Dreith

Make no mistake about it. The intent behind the governor's actions is to shame women for their personal medical decisions and make basic reproductive health care harder to access.feedback

Naomi Teeter

My first time being in a doctor's office as an adult was at Planned Parenthood for my abortion. I was utterly ashamed of myself for acting irresponsibly with my boyfriend, the size of my body, and the fact that I knew zero about my health while trying to fill out intake forms – I didn't even know my height. Like many people who totally transform their bodies, I did all kinds of things to prove I was a stronger, different person than I used to be.feedback

Elizabeth Nash - Guttmacher Institute

By taking this step Delaware will be the first state since the election to protect abortion rights.feedback

Jessica Borcky

But the governor supports the rights and protections afforded women under Roe v. Wade.feedback

Allison Janney

It's not just about our donation, but also to raise awareness of what's happening, and encourage other people to donate as well. But our show deals with many issues that are polarizing to a lot of people. I think for most of the viewers who are hard-core fans of 'Mom,' our support of Planned Parenthood will give them all the more reason to watch.feedback

Cecile Richards

It's not incidental that Gemma and Allison are women at the top of their procession. That speaks to a lot of women who maybe come to Planned Parenthood because they're just trying to figure out how to take that next step. We've been in the cross-hairs of this Congress and this White House for the last several months. But women all across this country can't believe that an organization that is providing health care to one in five women in America is now at risk of not being able to serve patients anymore. We're fighting very hard to keep that from happening.feedback

Sanya Richards-Ross

In that moment, it seemed like no choice at all. The debate of when life begins swirled through my head, and the veil of a child out of wedlock at the prime of my career seemed unbearable. What would my sponsors, my family, my church, and my fans think of me? Abortion would now forever be a part of my life. A scarlet letter I never thought I'd wear. I was a champion – and not just an ordinary one, but a world-class, record-breaking champion. From the heights of that reality I fell into a depth of despair.feedback

Sanya Richards-Ross

The name of the book is called 'Chasing Grace.' Chasing is something I've been doing all my life. I'm chasing gold medals; I'm chasing records, and chasing the best version of myself. So, for me, if I didn't share the toughest moment in my life where I felt God's grace the most, it would be disingenuous to this journey. I think there are lots of young girls who experience this especially female athletes. I look forward to having more discussions about it and helping young women heal from it.feedback

Sanya Richards-Ross

I made a decision that broke me, and one from which I would not immediately heal. Abortion would now forever be a part of my life. A scarlet letter I never thought I'd wear. I was a champion– and not just an ordinary one, but a world-class, record-breaking champion. From the heights of that reality I fell into a depth of despair. I always harbored some resentment toward Ross. It was our mess-up, but I felt abandoned in the decision. It was like by not saying anything, neither agreeing nor opposing, he kept his conscience clear, but it wasn't fair. We were in it together.feedback

Moira Sheridan

We will exert the same pressure upon Governor Carney, a Catholic, to uphold the sanctity of life for those innocent unborn children whose lives depend upon his vetoing this radical bill.feedback

Kelly Blanchard

There just aren't enough services that are available in some places. Planned Parenthood might be the only family-planning provider.feedback

Maya Rupert - Center for Reproductive Rights

The precedent the AHCA sets is a really difficult thing to ignore. As resilient and strong and committed as Planned Parenthood is, I don't know what it would take to come back from this once [defunding] becomes the new normal.feedback

Cecile Richards

The single biggest reason why women can participate in our economy is because they can plan their families. Most of our patients are young people. They are digitally native. Everything has changed.feedback

Maureen Ferguson

If you go to work for nuns, you're not going to expect contraception coverage in your health care.feedback

Marjorie Dannenfelser

No one, including religious orders like the Little Sisters of the Poor or groups like Susan B. Anthony List, should be forced to be complicit in the provision of abortion-inducing drugs and devices.feedback

Jeremy Paxman

I think there is a deformación profesional that affects a lot of them that makes it difficult for them to have an unencumbered relationship with the truth. However, let's face it, it is an important job. The pope would be great. I'd like to challenge him on the question of contraception, abortion. I'd like to talk about papal authority, population control, migration. I think that it would be fascinating. I think he'd be more interesting than most and I think you'd probably get pretty straight answers, as far as he saw them.feedback

Natoshia Askelson

We have federally qualified health centers, Planned Parenthood, free clinics. These are the [providers] who are supporting to make sure people don't completely fall and crash to the ground. That takes a big piece out.feedback

Alexandra Rucinski

A lot of times it's their children who end up in the clinic and need help. I was one of them. Planned Parenthood gave me the information that the adults in my life never did.feedback

Maddi Runkles

I told on myself. I asked for forgiveness. I asked for help. Some pro-life people are against the killing of unborn babies, but they won't speak out in support of the girl who chooses to keep her baby. Honestly, that makes me feel like maybe the abortion would have been better. Then, they would have just forgiven me, rather than deal with this visible consequence.feedback

Monika Bickert - Facebook

Keeping people on Facebook safe is the most important thing we do. We work hard to make Facebook as safe as possible while enabling free speech. This requires a lot of thought into detailed and often difficult questions, and getting it right is something we take very seriously. In addition to investing in more people, we're also building better tools to keep our community safe. We're going to make it simpler to report problems to us, faster for our reviewers to determine which posts violate our standards, and easier for them to contact law enforcement if someone needs help.feedback

Tim Farron

Take the issue of abortion. Personally I wish I could argue it away. Abortion is wrong. Well, I believe women should have access under law which is safe and legal, and I think that's the critical issue – do you believe people should be able to make that choice under law, and do you believe the law as it stands is right and the science that dictates, or rather underlines, that law is right. I think the odd kind of focus upon my faith over the last few weeks is one that I think millions of people will just think is very peculiar.feedback

Monika Bickert - Facebook

Keeping people on Facebook safe is the most important thing we do. (Founder) Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that over the next year, we'll be adding 3,000 people to our community operations team around the world – on top of the 4,500 we have today – to review the millions of reports we get every week, and improve the process for doing it quickly. In addition to investing in more people, we're also building better tools to keep our community safe.feedback

Sophy Ridge - Sky News

I'm just asking you a very straight question about whether you think abortion is wrong? I believe abortion should be safe, legally accessible. That's what I believed then, that's what I believe now. Let's talk about things that are going to affect our children's future now.feedback

Tim Loughton

This appears to show that Facebook's control over content on its platform is in complete chaos. Clearly they need to clarify the rules of what is 'in' or what is 'out' and make sure they have sufficient moderator capacity to implement it transparently and fairly.feedback

Brad Wilcox

You have these two competing values. On the one hand, the school is seeking to maintain some kind of commitment to what has classically been called chastity – or today might be called abstinence. At the same time, there's an expectation in many Christian circles that we are doing all that we can to honor life.feedback

Rick Kempton

There's a biblical term that many Chris