Missouri Right to Life finally voted and endorsed Mike Huckabee. For an organization whose sole concern is life issues there simply is no other choice. Two are glaringly unacceptable – Rudy, who is pro-abortion, and McCain, who wants to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research – and Romney screwed up when he said he supports scientific research on “surplus” IVF embryos. That leaves Huckabee and Paul. Both are the strongest, and really the only, pro-life candidates in the race today. However, with it being a seemingly three man race for the lead, MRL had to throw their weight behind the man closest to the top.
Alas, such is the unfortunate reality of this race. Huckabee is arguably one of the best pro-life candidates we’ve ever had, but why, oh why does he have to be so damn terrible on so many other issues that he would probably be just as divisive for Republicans as Giuliani? Ron Paul, the other great pro-life candidate, doesn’t fair much better. The only candidate who even looks like he won’t split the party is Mitt Romney. But, that guy, seriously? AHH! The only word that comes to mind when I think of this election is…crap.
From the MRL press release:
MRL’s Board of Directors and Political Action Committee (PAC), after reviewing the candidate’s positions and level of support nationwide and in Missouri, chose to endorse Governor Huckabee over his primary rivals due to his unsurpassed and steadfast support of Pro-Life principles during more than 10 years of public service.
Among Governor Huckabee’s achievements as Lt. Governor and Governor in Arkansas are the following:
Passage of the Arkansas Unborn Child Amendment
Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Parental Notification law
Informed Consent (abortion) law
Unborn Child Pain Awareness law
Safe Harbor law
Unborn Victims of Violence law
In addition, Governor Huckabee was the second governor in the country to sign into law a true ban on Human Cloning, outlawing the creation and destruction of living human embryos for research. A similar ban has been a major priority for MRL despite fierce opposition. Governor Huckabee states that he also is opposed to embryonic stem cell research.
Governor Huckabee has publicly committed to doing more than just nominating judges opposed to Roe vs. Wade:
“What I accomplished as Governor proves that there is a lot more that a pro-life President can do than wait for a Supreme Court vacancy, and I will do everything I can to promote a pro-life agenda and pass pro-life legislation. If I am saddled with a Democrat Congress, I’ll veto any pro-abortion legislation they pass. I will staff all relevant positions with pro-life appointees. I will use the Bully Pulpit to change hearts and minds, to move this country from a culture of death to a culture of life. I have no desire to throw women in jail, I just want to stop throwing babies in the garbage.”