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She lost the will to live? What's your degree in - poetry?
-Dr. Ball, Robot Chicken, about Padme Amidala in Revenge of the Sith

Tauza: You are the product of a Scarran male, and a Sebacean female. The mating process shattered her fragile psyche: during the gestation she pleaded for death.
Scorpius: (Hoarsely) You killed her!
Tauza: Your birth was... difficult. You killed her.
Farscape, "Incubator"

Men say that women's lives are without danger
They stay at home while their husbands go to war
False! I'd rather stand ten times behind the shield-wall
In battle than but once carry a child.

Elizabeth: So, Mr. DeWitt, is there a woman in your life?
Booker: There was. She died.
Elizabeth: How?
Booker: Giving birth.
Elizabeth: Oh... You have a child?
"She had three sons before Catherine was born; and instead of dying in bringing the latter into the world, as anybody might expect, she still lived on—lived to have six children more—to see them growing up around her, and to enjoy excellent health herself."

A woman's war is in the birthing bed.
—Randyll Tarly, A Song of Ice and Fire


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