JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee likened abortion to slavery in a speech at a fundraiser for an anti-abortion organization.
Huckabee said Monday that the U.S. in abolishing slavery already debated and decided that it's wrong for one person to have complete, life or death power over another. Huckabee said that shouldn't change whether the control is based on racial bigotry or a pregnant woman making a decision for her unborn child.
His half-hour speech was for a luncheon fundraiser for the Vitae (VEE'-tay) Caring Foundation. The organization sponsors advertisements encouraging women to seek abortion alternatives.
Huckabee is to speak again at a Monday dinner for the group. Its organizers hoped to raise $400,000.