Teddy Roosevelt Speaks Against Abortion

From Out of the Past a lion Roars:

“All these sham reformers, in the name of a new morality, preach the old, old vice and self-indulgence which rotted out first the moral fiber and then even the external greatness of Greece and Rome.” [1]

He assailed the promoters of abortion as pushing a “frightful and fundamental immorality” and of caving in to ” to coldness, to selfishness…and to an utter and pitiful failure in sense of perspective” [2]

“Artificially keeping families small inevitably involves prenatal infanticide and abortion- with all its pandering to self-indulgence, its shrinking of duties, and its enervation of character.” [3]

[1] Teddy Roosevelt, The Foes of Our Own Household, 1917, p 112

[2] Kennedy, Birth Control in America, Yale University Press, pp. 146-147

[3] Wagenknecht, The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt, 1958, p. 86

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