Emma: If it’s illegal to hand out pamphlets on birth control, I’m proud to be a criminal.
John Reed: No one is arguing with your inalienable right to go to jail, Emma.
All I’m saying is that this is not the right time to go to jail for birth control.
Emma: Oh, there’s a right time to go to jail for birth control?
John: Emma, all I’m saying is that you are too valuable to the anti-war movement.
Emma: You’re wrong. Thousands of American women, overworked, underfed, are dying, giving birth to anemic children who can’t last out a year. Are their lives any less valuable than thousands of American boys?