[A version of this post was originally published on Presidents’ Day 2013.]
Happy Presidents’ Day to our readers in the United States! In honor of the occasion, here are some pro-life quotes from previous occupants of the White House. I do realize that some of these quotes are pro-life only in a broad sense, and not specifically about abortion, because they predate the abortion movement. So sue me.
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.” ~Teddy Roosevelt
“Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.” ~Woodrow Wilson
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” ~Ronald Reagan
“Renewing the promise of America begins with upholding the dignity of human life.” ~George W. Bush