We are blessed in the 21st century with crystal-clear photographs and action films of the living realities within their pregnant mothers. No one with the slightest measure of integrity or honor could fail to know what these marvelous beings manifestly, clearly, and obviously are, as they smile and wave into the world outside the womb. In simplest terms, they are human beings with an inalienable right to live, a right that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is bound to defend at all costs for the most basic of ethical reasons. They are not parts of their mothers, and what they are depends not at all upon the opinions of theologians of any faith. Anyone who dares to defend that they may be legitimately killed because another human being â€œchoosesâ€ to do so or for any other equally ridiculous reason should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name.
Edward Cardinal Egan
Archbishop of New York
August 26, 2008
“Let me be a clear as possible: I have said before and I will repeat again, I think peopleâ€™s families are off limits,and peopleâ€™s children are especially off limits. This shouldnâ€™t be part of our politicsâ€¦it has no relevance to Gov. Palinâ€™s performance as governor, or her potential performance as a vice president.
And so I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18, and how a family deals with issues and, you know, teenage children, that shouldnâ€™t be the topic of our politics and I hope that anybody who is supporting me understands thatâ€™s off limits.” ~Barack Obama, September 1, 2008
“We need a president who doesn’t think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade.”. ~Fred Thompson, RNC, 9/2/2008
“But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion â€” I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.” ~Sarah Palin, RNC, 9/3/2008
“Iâ€™m not running for president because I think Iâ€™m blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God.” ~John McCain, RNC, 9/4/2008