Quotation by Juli Loesch

I began to realize that it was bigotry of the worst kind to say that it's better to be dead than to be born retarded or blind or without a limb. It's a value judgment you're making about someone's life, based on their degree of perfection.
Juli Loesch (b. c. 1953), U.S. sympathizer with the anti-abortion movement. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 1, by Studs Terkel (1988).

The victim of a crippling case of rheumatoid arthritis, Loesch was explaining why she opposed abortion.
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