October 21st, 2007
08:31 AM ET
11 years ago

Huckabee likens abortion to a holocaust

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

(CNN)–Speaking before a gathering of Christian conservative voters, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said legalized abortion in the United States was a holocaust.

"Sometimes we talk about why we're importing so many people in our workforce," the former Arkansas governor said. "It might be for the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973."

Huckabee also spoke adamantly of the need for conservative lawmakers to show no compromise on fighting for a constitutional amendment that defines marriage between a man and a woman. "I'm very tired of hearing people who are unwilling to change the constitution, but seem more than willing to change the holy word of God as it relates to the definition of marriage," he said.

Huckabee, spoke before the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Saturday.

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soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Shalyn CA

    Abortion is killing a human where or not it has baked long enough in the oven. It is important to keep babies and not to have accidents in the first place. Huckabee is right on this one!

    January 11, 2008 01:57 am at 1:57 am |
  2. constant

    Here we go again! Didn't GW run on Christian, Christain, and Christain?? And how much have you heard him talk about God in the past 5 years? Huckabee is using the same BS to get the bushey's back.
    Seperation of church and state. That would make changing the constitiution for religion, unconstituional?
    Why..oh why...do we have to do this again? America is about diversity. Well it was. Since Bushey and Cheney came to power, we are about suppressing the voice of the people. We are about DIVISION now, as is noted in the fighting words on here. Can we agree, that we disagree, but come up with a solution instead of digging in and drawing lines in the sand? Another tactic of GW...aren't we all sick of yet??? Our country used to be so much better than this.
    Government is supposed run for the people, not run the people's personal lives! Government has gotten to big, too powerful, and against everything that used to be American. If we put more "God" in the constitution...which God will it be? The baptist God? The methodist God? The Catholic God? The native American Gods? This is truly scary!! Do you realize we could get to a point where some religions are illegal in our country if we go down this road?? Kinda like being a Jew and Hitler is the President? American's need to look past the media hype and PAY ATTENTION. What will be the ramification of this kind of person being in power? What will happen to America...home of the free? We see where our rights have gone in the past 7 years...do we really want more of the same?
    I believe in God. But I am sooo sick and tired of hypocrites who throw around the words "God", Christain, and faith to scare people into submission. How many spina bifida children have the huckabee family adopted? How many AIDS babies have they adopted, since their parents decided to have them, and then died themselves? Can you give me a number??? I find it ironic that the biggest "pro-lifers" are MEN. If my daughter is raped, they want her to carry a baby for nine agonizing months and then give it away? If my daughter gets pregnant, and the baby is severely deformed, they want to take away her and her husbands rights that they terminate the pregnancy? Again going through agonizing months of carrying a baby that has no chance at a "life" at all? When Roe goes away, and these "God" loving people win with their compassion for the fetus, will they be there to pay the enormous medical bills? Will they be there with feeding tubes, oxegyn and suction hoses24 hours a day? No one in their right mind says yeah I'm for abortion! But there are times when it makes more sense to use the procedure.
    People like Huckabee want our rights, as American's, taken away in the name of GOD! THAT scares the hell out of me!

    January 15, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  3. Jonathan C. Smith

    "Abortion is nothing like the Holocaust. The Holocaust had millions of people exterminated because of their ethnicity and were forced to see horrible things. Abortion is simply an intentional miscarriage."

    Abortion has killed about 7 times more babies than the Holocaust. These babies were exterminated because they were unwanted and because it's legal to do so in this stage of human development, which is just as arbitrary as discriminating against Jews for their ethinicity. Finally, if abortion is "simply an intentional miscarriage," then the gas chambers were simply intentional asphyxiation.

    January 20, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
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