My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.
Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can't take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can't take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right.
The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.
I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus.
My mother taught me a lot of things, but they had big presuppositions built in - like her expectation that I'd be a missionary nurse in a religious order.
Whoever is providing leadership needs to be as fresh and thoughtful and reflective as possible to make the very best fight.
As we celebrate the 100th birthday of Margaret Sanger, our outrageous and our courageous leader, we will probably find a number of areas in which we may find more about Margaret Sanger than we thought we wanted to know...
Until the day arrives when all women decide that our rights are not negotiable, our future choices will not be secure.
I have never believed in the impossible.
Men's reproduction isn't regulated by the state -- and it shouldn't be. Neither should women's.
A woman who places a high priority on performance and excellence is seen as imperial. A man is seen as demanding and tough.
Affirmative action has been generally cast in terms of race. I think women themselves are not as cognizant of the role affirmative action has played in opening the doors for women.
The influence of one's parents is powerful and permanent.
American teens have the worst of all worlds ... Our children are bombarded and confronted with sexual messages, sexual exploitation, and all manner of sexual criticism. But our society is by and large sexually illiterate.
The deal is that women have entered the workforce, but they have not been relieved of the domestic responsibilities.
If we can't preserve the privacy of our right to procreate, I can't imagine what rights we will be able to protect.
We've consistently seen, since the late 1990s, that more than half of women believe that abortion should be severely restricted or abolished altogether.
Social change rarely comes about through the efforts of the disenfranchised. The middle class creates social revolutions.
One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category.
Just saying no prevents teenage pregnancy the way 'Have a nice day' cures chronic depression.
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