If the vice president thinks it's disgraceful for an unmarried woman to bear a child, and if he believes that a woman cannot adequately raise a child without a father, then he'd better make sure that abortion remains safe and legal.
Diane British (b. 1948), U.S. television producer. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 17 (June 1, 1992).
Reacting to Vice-President Dan Quayle's criticism of her popular comedy show, Murphy Brown. In that show, the middle-aged, unmarried, professionally-employed heroine had a child. Quayle attacked the plot line, saying that he was defending "family values;" he was also a strong opponent of abortion rights.