Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Compares Abortion to Slavery

| by Emily Smith
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During an anti-abortion rally outside the Texas state capitol on Monday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee inspired protesters by comparing abortion to slavery.

The rally was a kind of counter protest to the supporters who were lined up outside the Capitol during Wendy Davis’ filibuster.

How can a society “come to the conclusion that one person can take the life of another person,” Huckabee asked the almost 1,000 protesters.

Huckabee has been a continuous opponent of abortion, often highlighting abortion as a national issue instead of a state one. Most recently, he emphasized that abortion was not a geographical issue, but a moral one.

"It's the logic of the Civil War," Huckabee said. "If morality is the point here, and if it's right or wrong, not just a political question, then you can't have 50 different versions of what's right and what's wrong."

Tennessee-based radio station WBIR reported that Huckabee believed abortion surpassed all other political issues, vowing that he would rather loose an election than yield on the issue of the sanctity of life.

He added that no one should have life or death power over another, whether a person makes a decision for an unborn child or if the control involves racial bigotry.

Sources: The Huffington Post, The Texas Tribune