Arnold Schwarzenegger on Abortion

Republican CA Governor


Pro-choice but no partial-birth abortion

One conservative who wasn't afraid to ask Arnold [in 2002] to account for his liberal views was the fiery right-wing rising star on the Fox News Channel, Sean Hannity. But Arnold had been well coached to reiterate his opposition to partial-birth abortion, which though he was still pro-choice, was suppose to distinguish him from liberal Democrats.
Source: The Governator, by Ian Halperin, p.272 , Oct 12, 2010

Supports current family planning programs

I support a woman’s right to choose. I support the state’s current family planning programs, and as governor, would make no changes to this policy.
Source: 2003 Gubernatorial campaign website, JoinArnold.com , Aug 29, 2003

Opposes partial birth abortion

I do not support partial birth abortion. I am in favor of parental notification, but I believe there must be a mechanism available where an individual can seek counsel from an outside entity, perhaps the courts.
Source: 2003 Gubernatorial campaign website, JoinArnold.com , Aug 29, 2003

Supports parental notification, with limits

The GOP candidate said in a radio interview that he is pro-choice but does not support what critics call “partial-birth” abortions, and said he agrees with parental notification for underage girls seeking abortions, unless there is abuse or other problems in the girl’s family.
Source: CNN.com , Aug 28, 2003

Pro-choice; not a cultural conservative

Whatever kind of Republican Schwarzenegger may be, it’s probably not the kind to give much comfort to cultural conservatives. The actor has said he’s pro-choice, though how he feels about things like parental notification and partial-birth abortion is unknown.
Source: Time magazine cover story , Aug 18, 2003

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