In the Republican Game of Candidates, there’s only one way for a Republican to make themselves stand out from the rest of pack: by being as insane, racist, or disgustingly “pro-life” as possible.
Mike Huckabee took the latter route when, over the weekend, he argued that a 10-year-old girl should be been forced to carry her pregnancy to term after she was raped.
Huckabee hates abortion almost as much as he hates women, and that’s saying something.
Over the weekend, he was asked by CNN host Dana Bash whether he would refuse an abortion for a 10-year-old girl who was raped by her step-father in Paraguay.
Naturally, Huckabee said he would:
Creating one problem that is horrible — let nobody be misled, a 10-year-old girl being raped is horrible — but does it solve a problem by taking the life of an innocent child? And that’s really the issue.
No, Huckabee, the issue is that a 10-year-old was raped. I know you’re nearly-singularity dense, but do keep up.
Of course, I’ll grant that it’s possible to minimize child rape when your social circle includes Josh Duggar and John Perry, both of whom were accused of molesting children around the same age. Or when you have the same history defending rapists that Huckabee has.
Hell, I’m shocked Huckabee isn’t right there cheering on the step-dad: “Good people sometimes do horrible things” — like vote for Mike Huckabee.
“When an abortion happens, there are two victims,” Huckabee opined. “One is the child, the other is that birth mother, who often will go through extraordinary guilt years later when she begins to think through what happened, with the baby, with her.”
He added, “let’s not compound the tragedy by taking yet another life.”
So, let’s force a 10-year-old to undergo an extremely dangerous birth and risk them both dying. Somehow that’s better. Don’t ask me how.
Huckabee continued, saying, “And I realize that there are some people that will be very different in their view of this than me. And I respect that. I don’t want to get into a shouting match with people who think I’m wrong. I respect that,” but “There are no easy answers here.”
He concluded by saying, “I just come down on the side that every life is precious. I don’t think we discount the intrinsic worth of any human being, and I don’t know where else to go with it.”
Every life is precious — but some life, like the parasite in the womb, is more precious than the owner of the womb.
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