Mike Huckabee: State Abortion Bans First Step, Human Life Amendment Needed

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 21, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Mike Huckabee: State Abortion Bans First Step, Human Life Amendment Needed Email this article
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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 21,

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Roe v. Wade turns 35 years old on Tuesday, but Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says overturning the case and letting states have the ability to ban abortions is just the first step. Huckabee says a human life amendment to the Constitution is still necessary to protect human life nationwide.

In an interview with the web site Beliefnet, Huckabee said that "if Roe v. Wade is overturned, we haven’t won the battle."

"All we’ve done is now we’ve created the logic of the Civil War, which says that the right to the human life is geographical, not moral," Huckabee explained. "I think that’s very problematic."

He said those who say Roe should be overturned but won’t support a human life amendment "are dead wrong" and following the logic that "slavery could be okay in Georgia but not okay in Massachusetts."

"Obviously we’d today say, ‘Well, that’s nonsense. Slavery is wrong, period.’ It can’t be right somewhere and wrong somewhere else. Same with abortion," Huckabee explained.

Huckabee also said that he doesn’t think the media tag that mostly Christians or evangelicals are pro-life and that other segments of society are not.

"I think that whether someone is a Christian or not, the idea that a human life has dignity and intrinsic worth should be clear enough," he explained.

"I don’t think a person has to be a person of faith to say that once you redefine a human life and say there is a life not worth living, and that we have a right to terminate a human life because of its inconvenience to others in the society," Huckabee added.

"It’s not just about being against abortion. It’s really about — Is there is a point at which a human life, because it’s become a burden or inconvenience to others, is an expendable life," Huckabee said.

"And once we’ve made a decision that there is such a time – whether it’s the termination of an unborn child in the womb or whether it’s the termination of an 80-year-old comatose patient — we’ve already crossed that line," Huckabee concluded.