“It breaks my heart to think how many people would not have chosen to keep that precious angel.” — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, speaking about abortion and Down syndrome at the 2012 National Convention.

“I highly approve of (Mitt) Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” — Ann Coulter, tweeting about the third presidential debate.

“No one would call someone with Down syndrome ‘retard.’ I call you a ‘retard.’ ” — Coulter on Alan Colmes’ Fox News Radio show.

More on CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/16/opinion/perry-down-syndrome/index.html?hpt=hp_t3