„I have come out in favor of birth control but sterilization is a crippling of a vital body function.“
— Friedrich Dürrenmatt Swiss author and dramatist 1921 - 1990
Portrait of a Planet (1971)
„L. A. Times: You voted against coverage of birth control, [against] forcing health insurance companies to cover birth control in the past. Is that, is that still your position?
John McCain: I'll look at my voting record on it, but … I don‘t recall the vote.
L. A. Times: [Your campaign advisor's] statement was that it was unfair that health insurance companies [are forced by the government to] cover Viagra but not birth control. Do you have an opinion on that?
John McCain: I don‘t know enough about it … I hadn‘t thought about it much.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936
On McCain campaign advisor and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina's presenting mandatory birth control coverage as McCain's own position: "Many health insurance plans cover Viagra, but won‘t cover birth control medications. Those women would like a choice." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25639007/
„Some day birth control will come off prescription, and they'll need those cute little catchy names like the patent medicines have... some day birth control pills will have names like, "Preg-Not"! Doctors prefer "Embry-No"! Here's one for the ladies, "Nary-A-Carry"! Something lofty and poetic: "Nay Family Way"; something earthhy and crude: "Mom Bomb"; something for the youngsters, "Junior Miss"; here's a real man's product, "Inconceivable"! "Mommy-Not", "Fetus Fail", "Kiddie Kill", "Papa Stopper", "Womb Broom", "Humpty Dumpty"... I wouldn't be surprised if they came up with a birth control pill that doesn't work all the time; they'd call it "Baby Maybe"!“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„Ramanuja is first and last a Master of Vedic personality that is the vital breadth of Indian Society from its every birth.“
— R. Nagaswamy Indian academic 1930
"Ramanuja Myth & Reality A Critical Study Of Ramanujas Life & Works
— Joan Rivers American comedian, actress, and television host 1933 - 2014
As quoted in On Being Blonde (2004), by P. Munier, p. 84
„I consider the official Catholic attitude on divorce, birth control, and censorship exceedingly dangerous to mankind.“
— Bertrand Russell, Dear Bertrand Russell: A Selection of His Correspondence with the General Public 1950-68
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Context: I was there at the birth, Out of the cloudburst, The head of the tempest. Murderer! Murder of calm…
— John R. Bolton American lawyer and diplomat 1948
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
„Women I know are outraged that Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication. Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything that anyone else can do. Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That's not a war on them, that's a war for them. And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government then so be it!“
— Mike Huckabee Arkansas politician 1955
Republican National Committee winter meeting, , quoted in
„Do you notice this human body? Today it is and tomorrow it is not. And the world is full of misery and pain. Why should one be eager to have another birth? The body is never free from its attendant troubles.“
— Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
— Arthur O'Shaughnessy British poet 1844 - 1881
Context: We, in the ages lying In the buried past of the earth, Built Nineveh with our sighing, And Babel itself with our mirth; And o'erthrew them with prophesying To the old of the new world's worth; For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth.
„The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics.“
— Margaret Sanger American birth control activist, educator and nurse 1879 - 1966
"The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda", October 1921, page 5.