Huckabee: “Not Enough” to Defund Planned Parenthood

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

As the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal continues to dominate the conservative media, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) wrote an impressive pro-life op-ed for FoxNews.com last week arguing that the only proper path forward is to “end abortion in America.”

“How can we claim to be superior to nations who commit genocide when we commit infanticide?” Huckabee asked. “Destroying innocent life and harvesting human organs is beyond barbaric — it is unimaginably immoral, grotesque, and evil.”

Huckabee lampooned the idea that Planned Parenthood is a “healthcare provider.”

“Planned Parenthood isn’t a healthcare provider any more than Benghazi was a ‘spontaneous protest,'” Huckabee said. “It should enrage every American that our government confiscates money from our paychecks only to bankroll these barbaric butchers with $500 million each year. This isn’t about women’s health, this is about making money off babies’ body parts.”

Huckabee said defunding Planned Parenthood is a start, but more needs to be done.

“…it’s not enough to say we’ll end funding for these butchers at Planned Parenthood. America needs to make a choice,” Huckabee said. “Some spineless, soulless politicians ‘oppose’ abortion but demand that it remain ‘legal and rare.’ We didn’t end slavery by just making slave ownership ‘legal and rare.’ We ended this sinful stain on our country by recognizing that it violated basic human rights and abolishing evil once-and-for-all.”

Huckabee concluded, “It’s time for us to decide whether we accept, approve, and endorse the willful destruction of human life.”

You can read the whole op-ed here.

Jon Schweppe is Deputy Director of Communications for American Principles in Action.