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

Other governors on Abortion: Arnold Schwarzenegger on other issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Jerry Brown
CA Senatorial:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
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