Candidate for Governor Would Deny Rights of Parents to Counsel Their 14 Year-old Child — An Expectant Mother — About Abortion
PHOENIX – This morning Arizona voters learned more about candidate Fred DuVal’s disregard for parental roles in the raising of their own children when he admitted in this video that even 14 year olds should have unrestricted access to abortion without the knowledge or even consent of either parent. DuVal is a Democrat and candidate for governor of Arizona and the video was released by the Republican Governors Association.
“Fred DuVal is denying the role parents have in raising and loving their own children.” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “Fred DuVal is a candidate who has an incredible disregard for family life as we know it. Forget everyday political issues like taxes and budgets and tuition costs — Fred DuVal is the worst thing that could happen to families in Arizona.”
“Mr. DuVal’s position to remove parents from a decision of life and death is completely reckless,” said Pastor Jose Gonzales Q, of Harvest Bible Church. “Regardless of your position on abortion, we cannot possibly leave these types of decisions to developing minds. We are entering an age where parental involvement is increasingly important, but to even suggest that a minor – much less a 14 year-old – can intelligently comprehend the long-term impact of such an action is absurd.”
Graham pointed voters to a video of Fred DuVal at a public forum here.