Skip to comments.Huckabee Praises Branstad, Defends Life at Informed Choices Dinner
Posted on 11/17/2013 7:20:43 AM PST by iowamark
Gov. Mike Huckabee was the keynote speaker at a pro-life fundraising banquet Thursday evening at HyVee Hall in Des Moines. Huckabee spoke for about 15 minutes at the 2013 Informed Choices of Iowa Life is Beautiful dinner before a crowd of more than 700 people from across the state.
I didnt become prolife because of politics. I got into politics because I am pro-life, said Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister who served as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. Referencing the words of the Declaration of Independence, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the winner of the 2008 GOP Iowa Caucus said the prolife cause is consistent with the nations founding principles where everyone has value and no one is indispensable. The good news since Roe v. Wade is that for the first time more people identify themselves as prolife because of science and sonograms.
Commending Iowa Gov. Terry Branstads for attending the pro-life event, Huckabee said many politicians avoid pro-life gatherings for political reasons.
Huckabee shared a story about how his wife, Janet, was diagnosed with spinal cancer shortly after they were married. Because of her radiation therapy, the doctors told the couple not to expect to ever conceive children because of Janets treatment, which Huckabee likened back then to being thrown in a microwave oven. Despite the doctors predictions, the former governor says he was surprised beyond belief to learn his wife had conceived. Huckabee told the crowd he wept when he heard the heart beat for the first time, I realized God was not finished with us or with the human race.
When we look at a sonogram picture, we say its a baby, not its a blob of tissue and mass of cells. We are making a difference, one baby at a time, said Huckabee. Before leaving the banquet early to catch a plane, Huckabee said, It doesnt matter if a person is in long-term care or is an unborn baby, there is no such thing as a life not worth living.
After Huckabees remarks, Branstad also spoke. We are beginning to see the tide turn, Branstad told the audience. The younger generation is more pro-life than the older generation.
Branstad, a father of three and grandfather of 5 granddaughters announced that his youngest son, Marcus and his daughter-in-law Nicole are expecting a boy in early November.
So HyVee is a pro life company?
Too bad he didn’t practice what he preaches when, as governor, he let those two miscreants out of prison to subsequently murder some more.
The Iowa Events Center is owned by the county. HyVee just donated for the naming rights.
This is a government project, managed by Comcast. Only the building name was sold to Hy Vee.
Hy Vee does tend to support incumbent Republicans, but I’ve never heard of support for pro-life causes.
I know he’s a big-gov’t statist, but I appreciate Huckabee defending the unborn.
I agree, of course. But the notion of this guy just sticks in my craw.