Pro-choicer: don’t debate with pro-lifers, they are like Nazis

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinicquotes.

Joyce Arthur, executive director, Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada

Joyce Arthur, executive director, Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada

“Along with most other pro-choice groups, we do not engage in debates with the anti-choice … Simply put, the right to abortion is not a debatable issue. Access to legal, safe abortion is a fundamental human right, one that should be safeguarded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Would you have a debate on whether people have the right to freedom of religion? Or the right to equal protection under the law? Or the right not to be held in slavery or servitude? … Would a Jew debate a Nazi? “

Joyce Arthur of the Pro-Choice Action Network.

From “Why Pro-Choice Supporters Do Not Debate the Anti-Choice.” Quoted in “To Debate or Not to Debate.” The Caleb Report. July-August 1999, pages 3 and 4.