Fox News host Mike Huckabee compared Nazi death camps and forced abortion to doctors who declared a teen to be brain dead weeks ago.
13-year-old Jahi McMath had a tonsillectomy operation on Dec. 9, but suffered cardiac arrest after bleeding profusely at Children's Hospital Oakland.
Last Friday, the Alameda County coroner issued a death certificate that said Jahi died on Dec. 12, but the teen's family believe she is alive because her heart is beating via hospital machines, including a ventilator.
After going to court, McMath's family announced last Friday that they had reached an agreement with Children's Hospital Oakland to move their daughter to an unspecified facility.
"I will always fight for Jahi until she is ready to go, her own self," Nailah Winkfield told reporters last Friday, noted the San Francisco Chronicle. "I can't play God. She's going to get better or she's not, but I see her getting better."
According to RawStory.com, Huckabee admitted on his Saturday show that he was not medically trained, but encouraged McMath's family to keep her on life support and not to allow doctors to decide if their child is dead (video below).
“Every life has value and worth,” said Huckabee. “There is no such person who is disposable, one whose life has been deemed by others to be less than others and therefore expendable, I can’t share that.”
However, doctors never deemed McMath's life to be "less" valuable than anyone else's life. They deemed her clinically brain dead, which is a medical condition, not an ethical pronouncement, but that's exactly what Huckabee deemed it to be.
“The road that starts that way in deciding that some lives have less value and are unworthy of protection, that leads to a culture that tolerates the undeserved killing of over 55 million unborn children in this country," added Huckabee. "It leads to China’s birth policy that limits the number of children for a family and enforces forced abortion if they deviate from the state-determined ideal.”
“It’s also that culture that allowed the Nazis to to hideously justify the savage slaughter of millions of Jews, disabled people, old people and those with mental illness,” Huckabee continued. “Let’s hope and pray that the courts continue to do what every court should do, respect parents over government, family over hospitals and, above all, protect Jahi from them all.”