United States President 1969-1974
There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white... or a rape.
Prime Minister, Australia
[If the federal government cut funding for abortion, then] Women without money would be left without that choice or in the hands of backyard abortion providers. I haven't ever heard anybody advocate that their moral view dictates women with wealth should be able to get abortions and women without wealth should not, but be in the hands of backyard operators. That's really what a debate about abortion financing at the Commonwealth level is about.
The decision when and whether to become a parent is one of the most private a person can make and one that has a profound affect on all aspects of our lives. To participate fully in society, we must be free to answer for ourselves whether we are ready and capable of being parents. To achieve this world, we must continue to strive for reproductive freedom for everyone.
United States President
I trust women to make these decisions in conjunction with their doctors and their families and their clergy.
US Secretary of State 2009-, Democrat
I think abortion should remain legal, but it needs to be safe and rare.