Governor Mike Huckabee blasted Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer over her comments suggesting that abortions are essential and “life sustaining.”
Huckabee fired back:
“Don’t know if she has the virus, but she has a fever. She needs to be evaluated immediately. This is not the statement of a sane or well person! Abortion kills babies. It doesn’t “sustain” a life. It KILLS one”
Per The Blaze, the Democratic governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, recently called access to abortion during the coronavirus pandemic “life-sustaining.”
Whitmer was discussing health care and abortion during a recent podcast interview with CNN correspondent and former Obama adviser, David Axelrod, when she made the comments. After being asked about her plans regarding other states who have banned abortions during the outbreak, Whitmer suggested that while elective surgeries have been paused in Michigan, abortions are considered essential and can still be performed.
“We stopped elective surgeries here in Michigan,” the governor said. “Some people have tried to say that that type of a procedure is considered the same [as abortion] and that’s ridiculous.”
“A woman’s health care, her whole future, her ability to decide if and when she starts a family is not an election, it is a fundamental to her life,” she continued. “It is life-sustaining and it is something that government should not be getting in the middle of.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 16, 2020