View Full Version : Arizona Democrat Supports Minors Obtaining Abortion Without Parental Consent

08-16-2018, 03:55 PM
David Garcia, the leading contender for the Democratic nomination for governor of Arizona, said during a July campaign event that he supports minors having the ability to obtain an abortion without parental consent.

During an event for Garcia's female supporters, billed as "Women with David Garcia," the candidate opined about his views on reproductive rights and female equality.

Garcia, a self-described "champion of women," was asked to elaborate on where he stood on females under the age of 18 procuring abortions without parental consent.

"Do you think that someone who is a minor, I have two little sisters who are like 13 and 14, do you think that a minor should be allowed to have an abortion without parental consent?"

The candidate praised the question, claiming it was "good" and "tough," before urging those in the audience to put themselves into the shoes of the minor contemplating an abortion.

"Thatís a good question. Thatís a tough question," Garcia said. "Letís put ourselves into that situation for a second. Letís put ourselves into how tough that situation has to be."


08-16-2018, 04:05 PM
It's not tough at all. If an abortion is done on a girl, her parents are on the hook for the medical consequences. Further, they are the ones who would be telling a doctor what is going on should there be complications, but if they don't know that's it's complications of an abortion the doctor could not know immediately. (S)He'd have to burn valuable time figuring out the cause.