Bret Schundler on Abortion

Former Republican Candidate NJ Governor

Condemns abortion

During the race, Schundler cast many issues as matters of morality rather than practicality. Schunder appealed to the right-leaning segment of his party, by condemning abortion and by favoring looser gun laws, along with standard Republican chestnuts like supporting lower taxes.
Source: Iver Peterson, NY Times Jun 27, 2001

Require parental notification

Schundler says parents should be told when their children seek birth control or treatment for drug addiction. He proposes notifying parents whenever their children face serious, life-altering choices. He says parents not only should be told when their kids want an abortion, but when they want to obtain birth control or get counseling for drug or alcohol abuse. “Before the government does something to your child, parents should be notified,” he says.
Source: Alan Guenther, Courier-Post South Jersey News Jan 14, 2001

Attends marches at abortion clinics

Schundler made friends in the anti-abortion movement by attending rallies against an abortion clinic in Montclair, an activist says. “He has shown up there, without press, to march with us, to walk with us, and pray with us. That means a lot to grass roots people.”
Source: Alan Guenther, Courier-Post South Jersey News Jan 14, 2001

Abortion is not moral; larger government role warranted

Schundler says he believes government should stay out of people’s lives, but sees no conflict with his support for a larger government role in the abortion issue. “Government’s first responsibility is to secure our rights, including our right to life,” he says.

Through much of his life, Schundler supported abortion rights. But after much soul-searching he changed his mind in 1995, deciding “abortion is not moral.”

Source: Alan Guenther, Courier-Post South Jersey News Jan 14, 2001

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AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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