The argument that Mike Huckabee makes in the following interview is--I think--the best way to argue the pro-life position. He doesn't make the error that so many Pro-lifers make of wedding their opposition to abortion to their stance on gay marriage or their religion. I suppose it would be better for the pro-life movement to have an absolute secularist like Christopher Hitchens (who is himself pro-life) make the case the way Huckabee does here in the first clip, but a start is a start.
The argument against abortion on religious grounds is a non-starter for the non-religious. It turns it into another faith issue, which cannot be empirically defended, and requires too many other beliefs to be assumed first. Connecting the abortion argument to an opposition to gay rights trivializes the issue of life, because the two issues aren't equally as weighty (killing babies is a far heavier issue than boys kissing), and every argument against gay marriage as a bane on THE FAMILY is, to put it frankly, hopelessly stupid. So, Huckabee seems to have understood this point, at least on some level, and is bringing the argument to the forefront again with a better rationale than 'abortion makes the baby Jesus cry'. Good on Huckabee.
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