Former Governor and current presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took on Whoopi Goldberg on abortion during his interview on “The View” this week.
When Goldberg criticized his pro-life position saying, “It’s not your body, it’s not your life,” Huckabee corrected her, clarifying that there are two separate lives involved in a pregnancy. The audience broke into applause when he went on offense, defending the lives of both the child and mother:
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: So Governor Mike, I assume that in talking about all these medical and health benefits, that you are taking into consideration, because I looked over some of your comments about abortion and I found them troubling. You said that there are two victims: One is the child, the other is the birth mother. Do you think that guilting somebody who’s making a really horrific choice in their life is really the way to go?
MIKE HUCKABEE: No, in fact the opposite. I think you don’t put guilt on the mother. That’s the problem…
GOLDBERG: Except that’s kind of what you’re saying.
HUCKABEE: No, in fact that’s why I said that often the birth mother is the victim.
GOLDBERG: And so if someone makes a choice that they have to make why wouldn’t you be supportive of that. It’s not your body it’s not your life. These people are making choices they have to make, why wouldn’t you be supportive of that. I think that’s what I’m asking here.
HUCKABEE: Right, and I think that’s a fair question Whoopi, but the fact is, it’s really not just an extension of the body of the mother. It’s a separate body, it’s a separate life, it has a different DNA imprint. They don’t even share the same blood type.
Huckabee used scientific facts and compassion for both lives involved to challenge Whoopi Goldberg on her pro-abortion argument.
Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization dedicated to electing leaders and advancing legislation to reduce and ultimately end abortion.