Republican presidential candidate, former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), spoke Friday in Washington, DC at the Family Research Council’s 10th annual Values Voter Summit.
Huckabee said, “When I hear people act as if, ‘if we could just defund Planned Parenthood, man we could break our arms patting ourselves on the back for being such heroes for life.’ Let me just remind you of something—for 42 years, we have lived with the notion that it is a human right and privilege to take the life of an unborn child. Here is what I would like to propose—let’s do something far bolder than simply cut out the funding for one agency that provides abortions. Because as important as that is, it doesn’t end the nightmare. It does not end this horrible, uncivilized savage behavior. It just moves it over to let someone else do it. And it is why I have said as president of the Untied States I will raise this question, is the unborn child a person or is it just a blob of tissue? And I believe the answer to that question is we all know it is a person. None of your daughters and daughters-in-law called you up and said congratulations, guess what—I’m going to have a blob of tissue. They called you up and said I’m going to have a baby.”
He added, “Since it is a human being, we already have the constitutional protection. It’s called the Fifth Amendment, that says that there will be due process before you deprive a person of life and liberty. As president, we will evoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment. We will protect human life.”
Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN