Skip to comments.Arnold: I'd 'kill' anyone who took daughter for abortion
Posted on 09/22/2005 5:22:41 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
Addressing a California ballot initiative, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would "kill" anyone who took one of his daughters to have an abortion without notifying him.
"I have a daughter," Schwarzenegger said in an interview with the Sacramento Bee. "I wouldn't want to have someone take my daughter to a hospital for an abortion or something and not tell me. I would kill him if they do that."
The Republican governor, who has two teenage daughters and two preteen sons, was responding Tuesday to Proposition 73, an initiative that would make most abortions for minors illegal without prior notification of the girls' parents or guardians.
Schwarzenegger, a supporter of abortion rights, clarified that he did not literally mean he would kill someone, but he left no doubt as to how strongly he feels about the issue.
"It will be the ultimate of being outraged about it and angry about it," he told the Sacramento paper.
"They call me when my daughter falls off the jungle gym in the school and they say, 'What do you want us to use? Can we put a Band-Aid on it? Do you want to come in? She's crying a little bit.'
"They call us about everything. I don't want them in that particular incident not to call us."
If one of his daughters sought an abortion on her own, he said, "then I would deal with that also."
Specifically, the initiative would make an abortion provider subject to civil penalties for performing an abortion on a minor without notification of a parent at least 48 hours in advance.
A pregnant girl, however, would have the right to petition a juvenile court judge to waive the notification requirement.
Schwarzenegger said he's not sure whether he'll endorse the measure on the special election ballot Nov. 8, explaining he already is pushing four initiatives and may not want to divert attention from those.
Backers of the parental notification measure argue that the measure would protect a fundamental parental right.
"In California, a young girl under the age of 18 can't get a flu shot or an aspirin from the school nurse without a parent being notified," Paul Laubacher, a Sacramento nurse and the official ballot proponent of the Proposition 73 initiative, told the Bee. "But a doctor can perform an abortion without notifying a parent or guardian."
Opponents argue it could further endanger young girls who are victims of sexual abuse or family violence. The requirement to seek a judge, they say, would traumatize already confused and frightened girls.
Then he could grant himself clemency!
I'd say that the Terminator has some twisted logic here.
Q: Governor, what is best in life?
Governor: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!
Cut Arnie some slack. That isn't what he is saying.
Parental notification and involvement in a minor's pregnancy increases the likelihood that there will be no abortion. It is one step in the right direction.
I love this guy. He is for parent notification.
Indeed -- one of the great mysteries of the Universe.
Your logic implies a text message as they walk through the doors of the killing factory.
I support parental notification. If Arnold is for it, kudos. Gotta win it a battle at a time.
I think they probably understood that, but couldn't resist carping . . .
It is one step in the right direction.
Yep. One small step forward . . .
Better than one backward step.
It's called 'acting'...
I'm taking The Terminator's side on this. Providing an abortion to a minor without parental consent is just another product of the abortion Gestapo.
Is there any national numbers on this? = ARE THERE.....
I wonder if that includes his liberal wife.
It seems you are upset he did not uphold the current abortion modes and methods ...
That's how I read it too. I mean, my daughter (6 yrs old) has called me pretty much every day since school started, just to let me know that once again, her heart hurts, her stomach hurts, her head hurts... :)
I fell for it the first couple of times, but now the school and I agree, she needs to stay at school.
So if they can inform me about just having my little girl stop in and ask to be sent home, surely they can inform the parents that your daughter is in major league trouble and needs major league help.
Exactly, it's a step in the right direction and it is incredibly offensive for someone to take someone else's child and make such a monumental decision without involving the parent. These liberals think they are better at making decisions for our children. If someone advised my child, and took my child to have an abortion, that person would deserve whatever they got. That's my opinion. This isn't socialist China or communist Russia. The state isn't all powerful and these people need to stop meddling in our lives.
Lol, a politician who doesn't speak the convoluted language of political correctness. What a breath of fresh air!
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