Addressing the National Religious Liberties Conference last week, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee discussed the need to overturn Roe v. Wade and suggested pro-lifers should approach the issue with a different strategy. You can see Huckabee’s remarks below:
MIKE HUCKABEE: For 42 years we’ve seen 60 million unborn children slain in their mother’s womb. I don’t know how in the world we honestly can pray ‘God bless America’ when we have acted like a savage uncivilized country in relation to unborn children. But once again, instead of us wringing our hands, and maybe pretending we’re gonna change the Constitution or overturn Roe v. Wade – which, by the way, overturning Roe v. Wade does absolutely nothing to stop abortion, it simply turns it back to the states; they can have all the abortions they want.
But what we have not done is what we should be doing, and what I would do, which is to say we will invoke the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments as it relates to this issue, because here’s the fact – we don’t have to pass a Constitutional amendment, we already have two of them. The Fifth Amendment says that you cannot deprive a person of life or liberty without due process. And the Fourteenth Amendment says that everyone has equal protection under the law.
There’s but one question to be resolved: Is the unborn child a person, or just a blob of tissue? If a blob of tissue, then it has no constitutional rights. If the unborn child is in fact a person, no need to pass a new amendment. Use the ones we already have, and protect those persons under the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments, and abolish abortion because it shouldn’t be existing unless that unborn child is not a person and therefore not entitled to those due protections and processes. Folks, we’ve fought this battle the wrong way. For 42 years we have fought so that we could try to defend a few babies, and instead we need to make the left defend the right to kill a baby, and define what due process is to kill them, and that’s how we should be handling it, and stop judicial supremacy in its tracks.