Huckabee Compares Abortion To Slavery Issue At Fundraiser

March 25, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee compared abortion to slavery in a Monday half-hour keynote speech during a fundraiser for an anti-abortion crowd sponsored by the Vitae Caring Foundation.

The AP Reports Huckabee said: “That when it abolished slavery, the U.S. debated and decided it was immoral for one person to have complete, life-or-death power over another. He said that should not change whether the control involves racial bigotry or a pregnant woman making a decision for her unborn child.”

“What are we saying to the generation coming after us when we tell them that it is perfectly OK for one person to own another human being?” Huckabee said. “I thought we dealt with that 150 years ago when the issue of slavery was finally settled in this country, and we decided that it no longer was a political issue, it wasn’t an issue of geography, it was an issue of morality. That it was either right or it was immoral that one person could own another human being and have full control even to the point of life and death over that other human being.”

Missouri NAACP President Mary Ratliff later told the The Associated Press that the comparison was “‘apples to oranges’ and called it offensive to use the issue of slavery for an unrelated political point.”  Huckabee has gone down this path before and previously suggested that, since it’s easier to change the Constitution than the Bible, we should “amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards.


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