Former Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee suspended his presidential campaign tonight in an announcement on twitter after a lackluster showing compared to what he was hoping for in this first campaign state.
“I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support.
#ImWithHucK,” Huckabee said in a mesage on twitter.
I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2016
Huckabee’s low single digit showing is a far cry from his victory two election cycles ago. Still, the campaign afforded Huckabee an opportunity to speak strongly on the right to life.
During last weeks Republican presidential debate, pro-life GOP candidate Mike Huckabee was direct and to the point on the issue of abortion. The pro-life former Arkansas governor says he find’s it hard to ask God to bless our nation when we permit legalized abortion that results in killing 4,000 unborn babies every day.
“At the end of every political speech, most of us say, ‘God bless America,’” Huckabee said.. “But how can he do that when we continue to slaughter 4,000 babies a day?”
Huckabee said presidential candidates ought to address the “moral issues” of the nation and not just economic ones.
Huckabee had a similar message in November. He questioned how Americans can expect God to bless America when the nation has aborted almost 60 million unborn babies.
Here are Huckabee’s remarks:
For 42 years we’ve seen 60 million unborn children slain in their mother’s womb. I don’t know how in the world we honestly can pray ‘God bless America’ when we have acted like a savage uncivilized country in relation to unborn children. But once again, instead of us wringing our hands, and maybe pretending we’re gonna change the Constitution or overturn Roe v. Wade – which, by the way, overturning Roe v. Wade does absolutely nothing to stop abortion, it simply turns it back to the states; they can have all the abortions they want.
But what we have not done is what we should be doing, and what I would do, which is to say we will invoke the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments as it relates to this issue, because here’s the fact – we don’t have to pass a Constitutional amendment, we already have two of them. The Fifth Amendment says that you cannot deprive a person of life or liberty without due process. And the Fourteenth Amendment says that everyone has equal protection under the law.
There’s but one question to be resolved: Is the unborn child a person, or just a blob of tissue? If a blob of tissue, then it has no constitutional rights. If the unborn child is in fact a person, no need to pass a new amendment. Use the ones we already have, and protect those persons under the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments, and abolish abortion because it shouldn’t be existing unless that unborn child is not a person and therefore not entitled to those due protections and processes. Folks, we’ve fought this battle the wrong way. For 42 years we have fought so that we could try to defend a few babies, and instead we need to make the left defend the right to kill a baby, and define what due process is to kill them, and that’s how we should be handling it, and stop judicial supremacy in its tracks.