Huckabee: Pro-Lifers Should Denounce Planned Parenthood Shooter If Motivation Was Undercover Videos
"If one violent nut claimed to be acting on behalf of the pro-life cause then he will be rightfully repudiated and condemned. But that doesn't exonerate Planned Parenthood for its own reprehensible past actions."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the anti-abortion community should publicly condemn the man accused of opening fire and killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last week if he is found to have been motivated by the recent series of undercover, anti–Planned Parenthood videos.
Huckabee, speaking about the alleged shooter Robert Dear on his Huckabee Exclusive podcast, said at the time of his recording, no motive for the shooting was known, but added that a lack of known motive didn't stop the left from placing blame and jumping to conclusions.
"Naturally that didn't stop a lot of people from kangarooing to conclusions about it, Attorney General Loretta Lynch declared the shooting a crime against women seeking healthcare services," said Huckabee. "Planned Parenthood openly blamed abortion opponents, especially those who exposed and criticized their practices. And, as always, President Obama immediately called for more gun control laws without even waiting to find out whether any proposed laws would have prevented the crime.
"My position on all such tragic incidents has always been the same: wait 'til you know what happened before passing judgment, blaming people who had nothing to do with it, or rewriting the Constitution."
Huckabee said if it turned out the shooter was motivated by anti-abortion videos, such as those released by the Center for Medical Progress, then the anti-abortion community should publicly condemn him.
"If it turned out that Dear was motivated by viewing the Planned Parenthood videos, then pro-life people should publicly denounce his actions as I'm sure they will," said the former Arkansas governor. "That type of disregard for human life is the antithesis of everything we believe in. If one violent nut claimed to be acting on behalf of the pro-life cause then he will be rightfully repudiated and condemned. But that doesn't exonerate Planned Parenthood for its own reprehensible past actions."