Appearing on CNN‘s State of the Union, American presidential candidate Mike Huckabee discussed his thoughts on what should happen to eleven year olds who are raped.
Huckabee was discussing a recent court ruling in Paraguay, where the country’s government refused to allow a now-11-year-old girl to have an abortion when she was impregnated after being raped by her father.
Huckabee seemed to think Paraguay’s decision was a good thing, arguing that it prevented a second tragedy — though, of course, Huckabee conveniently overlooked the first tragedy (the rape) while also disregarding the fact that it might be a health risk for an 11-year-old to carry a pregnancy to term and give birth.
Huckabee’s exact words:
├»┬╗┬┐”Let nobody be misled, a 10-year-old girl being raped is horrible, but does it solve a problem by taking the life of an innocent child? When I think about one horror, I also think about the possibilities that exist and I just don’t want to think that somehow we discounted a human life … Let’s not compound the tragedy by taking yet another life.”
This is the same man who has openly said he would not be against using federal troops to stop women from getting abortions!
Of course, abortion is legal in America, so… congrats on continuing to have absolutely no shot to be the President of the United States, Mike.
[Image via CNN.]