Sunday, November 18, 2007

Huckabee Rejects States Deciding About Abortions—What Happened to the 10th Amendment?

Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee came out Sunday stating that abortion is a federal issue. I personally would like Gov. Huckabee to show me in the Constitution where the abortion issue is specifically assigned to the purview of the Federal Government. Abortion has NOTHING to do with interstate commerce; it has NOTHING to do with free speech or freedom of religion; and has NOTHING to do with anything Federal. Abortion is a State issue. Gov. Huckabee and those like him are destroying the Republican Party and TRUE conservatism. Conservatism is supposed to be about keeping true to the Constitution- not about currying favor to the Religious Right.

Gov. Huckabee needs a lesson in history at minimum based on his comparison of Abortion to Slavery. The constitution SPECIFICALLY spoke about and allowed for slavery. This issue was therefore a federal issue. The issue of Abortion should NEVER have been a Federal issue. Roe v. Wade should not have ever been heard in any Federal Court and the Supreme's should have
referred the case to the States.

On this issue, I must agree with the comments of Senator Thompson.

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to multiple interpretations.

"It's the logic of the Civil War," Huckabee said Sunday, comparing abortion rights to slavery. "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."

....In a separate interview aired Sunday, Thompson said Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision allowing legal abortion, should be overturned, with states allowed to decide whether to permit abortions. "We need to remember what the status was before Roe v. Wade," he said.



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