Fiery Huckabee Blasts Northam, Cuomo's 'Uncivilized' Stances on Abortion: US Going to 'Hell in a Handbasket'
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister, blasted Democratic Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Ralph Northam of Virginia for what he called their "uncivilized" stances on abortion.
Cuomo, 61, lauded a bill he signed this week that allows non-doctors to conduct abortions and the procedure to be done until the mother's due date if the woman's health is endangered or if the fetus is not viable.
The prominent Roman Catholic received almost immediate backlash among some of the faithful, and calls that he be excommunicated, given the church's firm stance in favor of life.
Farther south, Northam made controversial remarks on WTOP radio, as he waded into the fight over a controversial abortion bill that one sponsor said could allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth -- with critics saying Northam indicated a child could be killed after birth.
Northam, 59, later responded to critics by saying that he spent his life as a pediatrician, and that it was "shameful and disgusting" to characterize his comments as they were.
"It's uncivilized behavior," Huckabee said of the belief that life can be snuffed in the third trimester or later.
"To have a fully developed baby, then take the baby's life," he exclaimed, adding that if this is the new normal in America, the country will "go to Hell in a handbasket."
"We're either going to respect human life or we're going to go back to the horrible days in our history where some people were more equal than others," he said.
Huckabee also reacted to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D), who is now considering a late-term abortion bill in her state.
He said that if the trend continues, it may no longer be "God Bless America," but "God Forgive America."
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