Mike Huckabee recently visited Colorado to meet James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Huckabee also spoke at an event hosted by the Leadership Program of the Rockies. The Denver Post reported the news and reviewed some of Huckabee’s comments:
Huckabee, a former Baptist minister, said liberty requires “moral clarity” and that equality demands a human-life amendment to the Constitution. He said that even if the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973, it wouldn’t go far enough.
“What that means is that every one of the 50 states can come up with its own definition of life,” said Huckabee, equating abortion with slavery. “That’s the logic of the Civil War. That’s the idea that morality is geographical. It’s the notion that something can be right in one state and wrong in another. Well, when it came to slavery, we finally got it right that you can’t own another human being.”
So Huckabee was serious when he said he wants to “amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards.”
I do agree with Huckabee about the illegitimacy of moral relativism. Yet Huckabee seeks to replace moral relativism with universally enforced religious dogma, which is even worse. There is simply no basis in reality for equating a fertilized egg with a person, as Huckabee is trying to do. Therefore, Huckabee’s suggestion that abortion is morally equal to slavery is absurd. Outlawing abortion in any state would be morally wrong.