Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock.
We are ready to work hard, work together to re-elect President Barack Obama. We must do it because women deserve to make their own choices and determine the course of their lives.
Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians! I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.
The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on.
A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.
On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America – and our one million member activists – I am honored to be here to talk to you about what’s at stake for women in 2012. I am proud to say that the Democratic Party believes that women have the right to choose a safe, legal abortion with dignity and privacy.
I know this president. And I can tell you that he cares deeply about the next generation of young women in this country – his daughters, and everyone’s daughters. President Obama had the courage to stand with Sandra Fluke. Without hesitation, he defended her right to tell her story.
On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life.
It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.
I’m asking you to talk with your friends, neighbors, and relatives – even the ones you’ve never talked to about reproductive rights. That’s how you can throw your number in the bucket, and stand with a president who has stood with us. Conversation by conversation, vote by vote, we will re-elect President Barack Obama!