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Entry from July 12, 2014
“Conservatives believe life begins at conception and ends at birth”

Barney Frank, a Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts, said in 1981 that, for the Reagan administration and the Moral Majority, “’life begins at conception and ends at birth.” The line was printed in the New York (NY) Times on August 16, 1981, reporting that Frank said this the week earlier before the American Bar Association.

The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University has a transcript of Barney Frank’s remarks on October 4, 1981, when he used the line again:

“The Moral Majority supports legislators who oppose abortions but also oppose child nutrition and day care. From their perspective, life begins at conception and ends at birth.”


Wikiquote: Barney Frank
Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) is a long-time U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, reputed for his sharp wit.

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[they] believe that life begins at conception and ends at birth…
. Speaking of anti-abortion legislators
. Pierce, Charles P. (October 2, 2005). “To Be Frank”. The Boston Globe: p. 4. Retrieved on 2008-03-05.

New York (NY) Times
Topics; LIFE FORMS; Life Defined
Published: August 16, 1981
(...)
As Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts told the American Bar Association last week, some legislators are defining life all the time, voting not only against abortion funding but against any Federal aid aimed for those who do get born - aid to dependent children, child nutrition, child care, school lunches, shelters for battered kids. As Mr. Frank says, by their definition, ‘’Life begins at conception and ends at birth.’’

26 August 1981, Omaha (NE) World-Herald, “The Public Pulse,”, pg. 32, col. 5:
It appears that this selfish minority believes that lif begins at conception and ends at birth.
Ruth Williams.

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University
The New Right and the New Left – Their Place in Government and Politics October 4, 1981
Congressman Barney Frank vs. Cal Thomas, October 4, 1981
(...)
Frank: “There are excesses by the new left that I find objectionable. The Moral Majority supports legislators who oppose abortions but also oppose child nutrition and day care. From their perspective, life begins at conception and ends at birth.”

GOogle News Archive
22 December 1981, Reading (PA) Eagle, pg. 22, col. 5:
As one critic put it, for these people, life “begins at conception and ends at birth.”
(Letter by Nancy J. Knoblauch.—ed.)

Google News Archive
23 March 1982, Wilmington (NC) Morning Star, “Life begins at conception, ends at birth?” by Ellen Goodman, pg. 4A, col. 2:
From time to time, Rep. Barney Frank tosses it off like a one-liner. “This administration,” he says, “believes that life begins at conception and ends at birth.”

Google News Archive
16 September 1982, Wilmington (NC) Morning Star, pg. 10A, col. 2:
Life begins at conception, ends at birth?
Art Buchwald

Twitter
yjoely
‏@yjoely
“We can apply Barney Frank’s maxim about Republicans here: They believe life begins at conception, but ends at birth."http://j.mp/fjjC5r
2:12 AM - 21 Dec 2010

Boston (MA) Globe
Memorable lines from Barney Frank
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
(...)
“The Moral Majority supports legislators who oppose abortions but also oppose child nutrition and day care. From their perspective, life begins at conception and ends at birth.”
-- Ford Hall Forum talk, 1981.

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Carmine Bello
‏@bellobass
@TheDailyEdge Conservatives - the old joke goes - believe life begins at conception and ends at birth.
11:47 AM - 12 Jul 2014

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