“How can there be too many children? That’s like saying there are too many flowers.”


— Mother Teresa (1910-1997), Catholic missionary in India


“The steps my child will most likely follow are the ones I thought I covered up.”




“You know I need a daddy, or I can’t be a child.”


— Anonymous daughter conceived by donor insemination to her mother.


“One of the most reliable predicators of whether a boy will succeed or fail in high school rests on a single question: does he have a man in his life to look up to? Too often, the answer is no.”


— Newsweek article, 01.06


“Children have a much better chance of growing up if their parents have done so first.”


— Anonymous


“In the eyes of conservative forces, these changes [high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births] mean that the family is in crisis. In crisis? More than a crisis, we are in the presence of a weakening of the patriarchal structure, as a result of the disappearance of the economic base that sustains it and because of the rise of new values centered in the recognition of fundamental human rights.”


— Arie Hoekman, leader in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), speaking at a colloquium at Colegio Mexico in Mexico City ( 2/3/09)