January 24, 2012

Your Bible Is Not Pro-Life

Eliyahu Federman, Huffington Post

We just marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide as part of the constitutional right to privacy. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, in protest of the decision, told an anti-abortion crowd this week that "[w]hether the baby is in the mother's womb, or whether it's 8 years old ... that life has value, not because I said so, but because God made it to have value."

All the 2012 GOP candidates' oppose legalized abortion, echoing notions that a fetus is a full human life entitled to the same protections as any other human life.

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TAGGED: Abortion, Pro-life, Bible


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