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The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces. What they want is control. Control over behavior, power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.
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Ursula K. LeGuin Quotes

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Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
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Susan B. Anthony Quotes

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Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
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Larry Flynt Quotes

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I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.
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Paul Newman Quotes

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As a matter of fact, I brought Republicans and Democrats together to do just that in the state of Texas, to get a Patients Bill of Rights through.
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George W. Bush Quotes

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I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
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Bishop Desmond Tutu Quotes

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Atheism has no room for human rights.
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Unknown Author Quotes

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All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.
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If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters.
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Anita Bryant Quotes

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Of equality - As if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself - As if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.
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Walt Whitman Quotes

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Another key element of human ecology is the inviolability of human life, especially at its beginning and its end. The Holy See insistently proclaims that the first and most fundamental of all human rights is the right to life, and that when this right is
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Pope John Paul II Quotes

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Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.
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Gerard K. O'Neill Quotes

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If some people got their rights they would complain of being deprived of their wrongs.
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Oliver Herford Quotes

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Phyllis Schlafly speaks for all American women who oppose equal rights for themselves.
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Andy Rooney Quotes

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We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights.
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Pearl S. Buck Quotes

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Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.
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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights.
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Potter Stewart Quotes

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Every human being has a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him. It is one of the Rights of Men; a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man!
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Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law.
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Lyn Beth Neylon Quotes

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