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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1085
AUTHOR: Jimmy Carter (1934–)
QUOTATION: Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people can’t. But I don’t believe that the Federal Government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal, particularly when there is a moral factor involved.
ATTRIBUTION: President JIMMY CARTER, answer to a question asking whether it is fair that women who can afford abortions can get them while women who cannot afford them are precluded, news conference, Washington, D.C., July 12, 1977.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1977, book 2, p. 1237.