Abortion War On Women

Huckabee Would Also Launch a Witch Hunt Immediately After Taking Office

Written by SK Ashby

Louisiana governor and floundering Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal distinguished himself by pledging to launch a politically motivated witch hunt by ordering a range of federal agencies to target Planned Parenthood on his first day in office as president.

Former governor and slightly more relevant candidate Mike Huckabee is apparently very keen on that idea, telling radio listeners that he too would order the Department of Justice to prosecute people for crimes they haven't committed.

When asked on about Iowa radio host Simon Conway about Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood after an anti-abortion group released numerous edited videos about the women's health organization, Huckabee said he would use the Justice Department.

"I would have a Justice Department that would begin to criminally prosecute Planned Parenthood for violating federal law and selling body parts," Huckabee told Conway.

The good news is Planned Parenthood has not sold body parts and therefore has not violated federal law.

Huckabee also invoked the extremely radical position of using the Fourteenth Amendment to justify a total ban on abortion; a hypocritical position given the Republican party's derision of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Republicans, and more specifically Mike Huckabee himself, do not believe the Fourteenth Amendment should grant equal protection under the law to gay couples, and Chris Christie does not believe it should grant birthright citizenship, but they would be willing to use it to justify a ban on abortion.

They believe fetuses and zygotes should be granted equal protection under the law, but not actual living, breathing humans with brown skin or specific sexual orientations.

They also do not believe the Supreme Court -- what Huckabee calls an "imperial court" -- is supreme law, depending on whether or not the court delivers a ruling in their favor, but they would ask the court to decide this issue once again.