Mead Treadwell on Abortion



Exception for abortion for rape, incest & maternal health

At a GOP debate, Messrs. Treadwell, Sullivan and Miller each labeled themselves as pro-life candidates--although with varying exceptions. Sullivan would keep abortion legal in the case of rape, incest and to protect the mother's life. Treadwell would allow the procedure to protect the mother's life. And Miller said he would allow no exceptions.

Miller's supporters distributed news clippings about Mr. Treadwell that could be infuriating to a socially conservative audience: That in 2012 he agreed to allow transgendered people to "correct the gender marker" on their Alaska driver's license and that he blocked a measure that would have allowed a statewide referendum to outlaw abortion. During the debate, Treadwell said the initiative would have been unconstitutional and acted on advice of the state's lawyers.

But Miller used the episode to attack Treadwell. "You know, we heard that argument before, 'I was just following orders,'" Miller said.

Source: Wall Street Journal on 2014 Alaska Senate debate , Aug 5, 2014

I am pro-life; I am pro-family

Government exists to protect our liberties, not to take them away. I support limited government. We have to restore the constitutional relationship between the federal government and the states, and insist that the federal government respect the terms and conditions of the compact which made Alaska a state. They are taking away control of our lands and waters, our fish and game, and violating promises on revenue-sharing from federal lands. Government should help the helpless but not make more people helpless. I am pro-life. I am pro-learning. I am pro-family. I am known as a constructive guy who's helped make many good things happen in Alaska. I am passionate about our state and its opportunities. I am angry when outside government is either mean-spirited or ignorant about what Alaska can do for the nation and the world. I'm even angrier when the federal government wants to take our liberty, our property, and our businesses, and replace our judgment with its own.
Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, treadwellalaska.com, "Issues" , Feb 9, 2012

Support parental notification for minors getting abortions

I support the Parental Notification Initiative, and will be voting yes on 2 come August 24th. It is a sad, crazy day in Alaska when we need to go to the ballot box to restore the rights-and responsibilities-of parents. As a single parent of three, I sign a lot of permission slips. Pierced ears. Volleyball. Field trips. But according to the Supreme Court of Alaska, a trip to an abortion clinic for our underage daughters is none of our business. I understand my daughter's right to privacy, but as a parent, I feel it is my responsibility to be a part of the difficult emotional and moral decisions of our childrens' lives. Whenever any member of my family goes near a hospital, I pray hard--in overtime. I need to know. In a crisis, I'm there--with love, forgiveness, and counsel. It's called parenting. They're our kids. They're our families.
Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, treadwellalaska.com, "Issues" , Feb 9, 2012

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