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Edith Summerskill

  • ... nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.

    • Edith Summerskill,
    • speech to the Married Women's Association, House of Commons ()
  • I learned that economics was not an exact science and that the most erudite men would analyze the economic ills of the world and derive a totally different conclusion.

  • Historically the opposition to abortion and birth control ... stemmed from the urgency of the need to decrease the mortality and morbidity rates and to increase the population ... in the matter of abortion the human rights of the mother with her family must take precedence over the survival of a few weeks' old foetus without sense or sensibility.

Edith Summerskill, English politician, gynecologist, writer

(1901 - 1980)

Full name: Edith Clara Summerskill; Baroness Summerskill of Kenwood.