Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said this week that “God bless America” could become a cliché because of how the country tolerates abortion.
“If we are going to invoke his blessing, as we often do – and it doesn’t matter if it’s a Democrat or a Republican running for president — here’s something we always say at the end of our speeches: God bless you and God bless America,” Huckabee said in Iowa this week.
“Every Democrat says it. Every Republican says it. But folks, I’m not sure how we fully expect invoke God’s blessing on this country if we continue the slaughter of unborn children in their mother’s wombs, 60 million of whom have passed away since 1973.”
According to the Blaze, Huckabee said Planned Parenthood must be defunded and abortion must stop.
“Let’s start acting like a civilized people rather than barbarians. Let’s stop the slaughter,” Huckabee said. “When I hear people say, ‘We’ll defund Planned Parenthood,’ well that’s terrific, we should do it. But let’s do more than that. Let’s not just end funding for this nightmare, let’s end the nightmare and make it so that when we ask God to bless us, he can look down from heaven and say, I will.”
Huckabee has said that, if elected, he would recognize the constitutional rights of unborn babies and thus end abortion.
On immigration, Huckabee said: “I’ll secure the border within my first year because we’ve got to do something about letting our country become an open door where we no longer control our border.”
Huckabee is a former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister. He campaigned unsuccessfully in 2008 for the GOP nomination.
Seventeen of the other candidates running for a presidential nomination are also expected to speak in Iowa at the state fair.
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Publication date: August 14, 2015