People say foolish things when discussing a wide range of subjects. Abortion is no exception. In fact, I'm willing to speculate that people make some exceedingly ridiculous quotes when talking about abortion that they don't make about any other subject. But focusing on those quotes and using them to make personal attacks (even though some of those attacks are warranted), solves nothing other than to stir emotions. And rational discussion about any issue can't happen if emotions are high. I believe it does matter if abortion takes a life, but it is not yet clear that it does because the issue of when life begins has not been rationally discussed. Until that changes, these emotional quote mines will only hinder the debate.