President-Elect Donald Trump to Name Pro-Life Gov Mike Huckabee as Ambassador to Israel

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 18, 2016   |   5:35PM   |   Washington, DC

President-elect Donald Trump is putting more pro-life advocates in his administration. After naming pro-life Senator Jeff sessions as his attorney general news reports have broken this afternoon showing he will name pro-life Governor Mike Huckabee as his ambassador to Israel.

Huckabee as a lifelong pro-life advocate and former presidential candidate who has made his opposition to abortion a key part of his political career.

Here’s more:

Trump met with Huckabee, a former GOP presidential primary rival, on Friday afternoon at Trump Tower in New York City, The Daily Mail reported.

The Daily Mail an official from Trump’s transition team confirmed the pick.

Huckabee would begin relations with Israel by moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Mail reported.

“That’s going to happen,” the transition official said. “Governor Huckabee is going to see it through.”

Huckabee dodged questions about his future in the Trump administration, however, when reporters questioned him before Friday’s meeting with Trump.

“I’m just here for the Starbucks,” he joked outside Trump Tower when asked why he was visiting the president-elect.

Huckabee was direct and to the point during the campaign 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?”

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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.