Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended his call in Thursday’s Republican presidential debate to grant constitutional rights to fetuses and left the door open to use law enforcement to prevent abortions.
That “means that you guarantee due process under the Fifth Amendment before you deprive someone of their life and liberty; it means, under the 14th Amendment, there’s equal protection under the law,” Huckabee explained on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
“Exactly how that plays out is one of the ways we discover: What does it take for Americans to finally wake up to the fact that we are violating the constitutional rights of human beings?” he asked.
In “the past, presidents have employed many different ways to make sure that” constitutional rights are being upheld, he said, alluding to the deployment of the National Guard to enforce desegregation.