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Category: Abortion

Obama’s Science Adviser

“An abortion is clearly preferable to adding a child to an overburdened family or an overburdened society, where the chances that it will realize its full potentialities are slight.”

- John P. Holdren


“Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license… All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”

- David Ross Brower

I don’t want them punished with a baby

“I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

- Barack Obama , March 29, 2008.

The unfortunate care of children

“The care of children is such a slavery.”

- Augustus Kinsley Gardner

It’s okay to kill a disabled baby

“Yes, [it’s okay to kill a disabled baby] if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole. Many people find this shocking, yet they support a woman’s right to have an abortion.”

- Peter Singer

Describing a second-trimester abortion.

“The baby’s bones were far too developed to rip them up with this curette [a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity], and so he [the “doctor”] would have to try to pull the baby out with forceps, in about three or four major pieces. Then he scraped and suctioned and scraped and suctioned, and then this little baby boy was lying on the tray. His little face was perfectly formed, little eyes closed and little ears – everything was perfect about this little boy.”

- Kathy Sparks

Assisting during an abortion.

“My job [during an abortion] was to tell the doctor where the parts were, the head being of special significance because it is the most difficult to remove. The head must be deflated, usually by using the suction machine to remove the brain, then crushing the head with large forceps.”

- Carol Everett

Babies can’t survive a D&E.

“I’ll tell you one thing about D&E [an abortion technique called dilation and evacuation]. You never have to worry about a baby’s being born alive. I won’t describe D&E other than to say that, as a doctor, you are sitting there tearing, and I mean tearing – you need a lot of strength to do it – arms and legs off of babies and putting them in a stack on top of a table.”

- Anthony Levantino

We put aborted babies in the garbage disposal.

“We basically put them [aborted babies] down the garbage disposal if they were small enough. We hardly ever sent anything to the laboratory for pathology unless there was something weird going on and the doctor wanted to make sure he wouldn’t get sued.”

- Nita Whitten

We flushed aborted babies down the toilet.

“Oftentimes, second trimester abortions were performed and these babies we would not put in the little jar with the label to send off to the pathology lab. We would put them down a flush toilet – that’s where we would put these babies.”

- Kathy Sparks