Huckabee Takes on Steele over Abortion Comments

In a recent interview with GQ newly elected GOP Chairman Michael Steel made comments regarding abortion as an “individual choice” and “the states should make that choice.”  These comments are in direct violation of the Republican Party Platform on the sanctity of life and the support of a Human Life Amendment.  Mike Huckabee took the lead for conservatives and did not hesitate on calling out Steele for his comments.

Comments attributed to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele are very troubling and despite his clarification today the party stands to lose many of its members and a great deal of its support in the trenches of grassroots politics. Since 1980, our party has been steadfast and principled in believing in the dignity and worth of every human life. We have supported a Constitutional amendment to protect life and the party has taken the position that no one individual has the supreme right to own another person in totality including the right to take that life. For Chairman Steele to even infer that taking a life is totally left up to the individual is not only a reversal of Republican policy and principle, but it’s a violation of the most basic of human rights–the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. His statement today helps, but doesn’t explain why he would ever say what he did in the first place.

Governor Huckabee and Michael Steele were in contact later and Steele clarified his positions.  Now the question is whether or not to believe him.

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