The literal alternatives to [abortion] are suicide, motherhood, and, some would add, madness. Consequently, there is some confusion, discomfort, and cynicism greeting efforts to "find" or "emphasize" or "identify" alternatives to abortion.
Connie J. Downey (b. 1934), U.S. feminist. As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980).
From an internal working paper written by the director of the Women's Action Program, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the agency had been charged with identifying "alternatives" to abortion.