Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says that under his administration, women seeking abortions would not allow themselves to "victimized" by abortion providers who he characterized as lying to women about the physical and emotional implications of receiving an abortion.
"Well I would like to believe that rather than her thinking that was her only option, she would not allow herself to be victimized by an industry that has exploited women for 42 years, and made a lot of money off of them," stated the former Arkansas governor on Concord News Radio."Never told them the full story of the physical implications of this surgical procedure and especially never told them the emotional perspective.
Huckabee singled out the recent controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood and videos that purported to show staff members at the organization discussing the sale of fetal tissue as an example of profiteering by abortion providers. Planned Parenthood denied it profited from fetal tissue donation but announced last week that it would stop taking reimbursement for the costs associated with procuring the tissue.
"And I think we need to stop exploiting women, making money off of em' and l lying to them, that they are just having a little, minor surgical procedure, like a tooth extraction," Huckabee said.
Huckabee said abortion provided the justification for ending any human life because it was too expensive.
"I just want to remind people, that once you've accepted the premise that you can end a human life, because it represents a financial burden, or a social distraction -- you say 'gee I can't finish law school, or that's going to be too expensive' -- once you've made that decision, that you can end a human life, because of those two reasons, which are the justifications, for the system we have today, then I would suggest that at any point of that person's life, you've given us justification, to take a person's life if it becomes too expensive or if it represents a huge social disruption in the family's life" said Huckabee.
"That does not bode well for those of us getting older, when our children are going to be making decisions about our long term care, and if it gets expensive, and it means they have to mess up their weekends to come check on us, we've already written for them the rulebook and given them the guidelines to give us the lethal injection and put us out of their misery. I don't think Americans have thought that through and they need to."