By Sarah Terzo
“[A]bortion is not, as Ms. [Naomi] Wolf maintains, ‘a necessary evil.’ There is nothing at all ‘evil’ about it for the simple reason that abortion is necessary for women to have control over their lives. The fetus as potential human being should never take priority over the life of the existing human being, the woman.
“… I maintain that upholding abortion on demand and without apology is profoundly moral because it puts women first.”
From “Without Abortion Rights, Women Aren’t Equal,” by Mary Lou Greenberg, a letter to the editor that appeared in the New York Times April 6, 1997.
Editor’s note. This appeared in Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.