On Wednesday, December 14th, Mike Huckabee will be host to Citizens United's new film The Gift of Life. Screening the film first before more than 1000 Iowans, Huckabee will then host a forum that focuses on the issue of Life. Life that begins at conception and contains all the DNA necessary to develop into a baby. This is the key issue that got Mike Huckabee involved in politics. It's where his heart is held captive when it comes to social issues.
So far only four Republican candidates are attending the forum: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. Huntsman, Paul and Romney were invited but have yet to RSVP with a yes.
The issue of keeping a pregnancy or ending it in abortion is not the key issue that plagues the hearts of those who have been unemployed for over 99 weeks or of small business owners who just don't have enough capital to consider hiring another employee in the new year. But that doesn't mean it is not a key issue for many voters who have worked hard to further the Pro-Life cause.
Mike Huckabee has an exemplary record of championing Pro-Life bills and getting them passed through a Democrat legislature in Arkansas. So I hope he asks each candidate what they have done either personally or professionally to help change the hearts and minds of those in the pro-choice camp.
Why are the other candidates not signed on to this forum? What does Jon Huntsman have to lose? He has bragged openly about being more pro-life than Mitt Romney. So why not take the time to sit down and discuss with those 1000 Iowans his record in Utah? His numbers in the polls could only go up.
Mitt Romney, who is not really trusted on this issue, could use this platform to cement the fact that he truly is a fighter for the pro-life cause. Yes he will open himself up to questions, but he has been running as a pro-life candidate for six years now so he should have some pretty darn good answers.
And finally Ron Paul, an OB/GYN who stated in 2007 “If you can’t protect life then how can you protect liberty?” should be at this forum highlighting his credentials in the Pro-Life fight.
This forum will give viewers insight on an issue that has hardly been discussed this election cycle. But with the true meaning of Christmas being about the birth of Christ, it seems like the perfect time of year to talk about the unborn. Mike Huckabee has prepared a seat for them at the forum, and they won't be turned away.
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