On Thursday night, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee elaborated on his pro-life position at the Republican presidential debate.
He said, “A lot of people are talking about defunding Planned Parenthood, as if that’s a huge game changer. I think it’s time to do something even more bold. I think the next president ought to invoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the constitution now that we clearly know that that baby inside the mother’s womb is a person at the moment of conception.”
Then he used science to back up his argument that life begins at conception, which was wise since biology is crystal clear on when life begins.
“The reason we know that it is is because of the DNA schedule that we now have clear scientific evidence on. And, this notion that we just continue to ignore the personhood of the individual is a violation of that unborn child’s 5th and 14th Amendment rights for due process and equal protection under the law,” he said.
Huckabee added, “It’s time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the supreme being, and we change the policy to be pro-life and protect children instead of rip up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick.”
In the past, Huckabee has been a champion for the unborn in the state of Arkansas and there is no doubt he would be a great pro-life president.
In fact, in May he said that as president of the United States he would “stand for the sanctity of all human life from the moment of conception until the grave. Taking this unequivocal stand includes fighting to defund Planned Parenthood.”
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After the first video was released by the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting business, Huckabee expressed outrage and said our country needs to ask for God’s forgiveness. He told LifeNews, “It’s not enough to say we’ll end funding for these butchers at Planned Parenthood. We need to end the disgusting disregard for human life that is the foundation for the infanticide that is beneath the dignity of our nation. We didn’t end slavery by just limiting how many slaves a person could own or for how long—we recognized that it is a violation of basic human rights. Let’s stop this slaughter and ask God’s forgiveness for not doing it sooner.”
As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee promoted and signed various pieces of pro-life legislation. He said the following about his pro-life record when he announced his campaign for president: “As Governor, I promoted and signed a fetal protection act. I imposed a ban on partial birth abortion, established waiting periods, created parental notification requirements, and passed a bill so mothers who brought a newborn to a hospital or fire station would not be prosecuted for child abandonment.”
He concluded, “As President I will fight to end abortion.”