Joycelyn Elders

American pediatrician, public health administrator, and former Surgeon General of the United States

Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born August 13, 1933) was Surgeon General of the United States from September 8, 1993 to December 31, 1994.

Joycelyn Elders

Quotes edit

Abortion edit

  • We must stop this love affair with the fetus.

Abstinence education edit

Masturbation edit

Quotes about Joycelyn Elders edit

  • I heard on the way over here, by the way, that they've come up with a new nominee for surgeon general: Pee-Wee Herman, is....You don't think that would have happened if it weren't for the fact that you were all elected do you? This is a sensitive subject and I am not gonna mention it because she got canned for it, but I'll tell ya, she said much worse than this. And she said far stupider things, like “The way to combat crime is with safer bullets, with safer guns.”
    • Rush Limbaugh, Address to Incoming House GOP Freshmen delivered 10 December 1994, Baltimore, MD
  • I certainly agree with the suggestion made by the former surgeon general Joycelyn Elders that a public dialogue on the decriminalization of drugs is absolutely necessary. As it stands today, people are punished because they have done harm to themselves. The "crime problem" can only be addressed ultimately by the eradication of poverty, by the eradication of the circumstances that lead people to commit the kinds of crimes for which most are sent to prison.
    • 1998 interview in Conversations with Angela Davis Edited by Sharon Lynette Jones (2021)

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