Monday, November 19, 2007

Huckabee: Abortion not states' call

AP/Yahoo News reports:  

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to multiple interpretations.            

"It's the logic of the Civil War," Huckabee said Sunday, comparing abortion rights to slavery. "If morality is the point here, and if it's right or wrong, not just a political question, then you can't have 50 different versions of what's right and what's wrong."

"For those of us for whom this is a moral question, you can't simply have 50 different versions of what's right," he said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

Compared with the many opponents of the right to abortion who would leave the issue to the states, including Justices Scalia and Thomas, Huckabee states a position that is more consistent with claiming the fetus is a person.  I wonder where he stands on the issue of punishing women for abortions.

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