After failing to rule out the possibility of using federal officers to deny women access to abortion treatment, Mike Huckabee says that a 10-year-old girl raped by her stepfather was rightly kept from having an abortion.
On CNN’s State of the Union, Huckabee discussed Paraguay’s decision to deny an abortion for a 10-year-old girl whom had been raped by her stepfather. She gave birth last week, and Huckabee contends that keeping her from having an abortion has prevented a second tragedy.
“Let nobody be misled, a 10-year-old girl being raped is horrible, but does it solve a problem by taking the life of an innocent child?” asked Huckabee. “When I think about one horror, I also think about the possibilities that exist and I just don’t want to think that somehow we discounted a human life … Let’s not compound the tragedy by taking yet another life.”
In Paraguay, access to an abortion is limited to instances where the procedure is deemed necessary to save the woman’s life.
Watch Huckabee on State of the Union below.