While speaking in Iowa this Thursday, Mike Huckabee said that he would use the National Guard or the FBI to stop abortions from being carried out in the U.S.
Responding to a question from the audience at the Pizza Ranch in Jefferson, Iowa, Huckabee claimed he would “invoke the 5th and 14th amendments for the protection of every human being.”
From the Topeka-Capital Journal:
Both amendments contain due process protections against depriving people of life without due process of law.
“Would that be a huge controversy?” the former Arkansas governor asked. “Yes.”
But he argued that scientific advancements have now verified that unborn babies are human beings — information he said wasn’t necessarily available when the Supreme Court issued its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
When asked at his next stop by another reporter how he would stop abortion, and whether this would mean using the FBI or federal forces to accomplish this, Huckabee seemed hopeful.
“We’ll see if I get to be president,” Huckabee said, adding that he would use all resources available to protect unborn U.S. citizens.
Huckabee said he would protect the unborn the way he would protect citizens “in an embassy in Benghazi” or “on the front lines of a war.”
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) July 30, 2015
Huckabee asked if he’d use FBI, National Guard to shut down abortion clinics. Says he’d use “all resources” to “protect American citizens” — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) July 30, 2015
According to reporters present, Huckabee doubled down on his long-held belief that the Supreme Court’s Roe vs Wade decision was morally wrong.
“Privacy doesn’t allow you to take a life,” he said.
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