“Judaism believes that therapeutic abortions, namely, abortions performed in order to preserve the life of the mother, are not only permissable, but mandatory. The stage of pregnancy does not matter. Wherever there is a question of the life of the mother, or that of the unborn child, Jewish Law rules in favor of preserving the life of the mother. The status of the fetus as human life does not equal that of the mother.
I have not asked you to adopt and adhere to my religious beliefs. Why are you asking me to adopt yours? And finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.”