Huckabee is a Disingenuous Coward

Responding to GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's spectacularly stupid abortion-as-holocaust equivalence—"[F]or the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973."—LeMew writes:

[I]f abortion is a "holocaust," one wonders why most anti-choicers believe that the alleged primary perpetrators of this genocide should face fewer legal sanctions than if they spat on the sidewalk. And Huckabee would have signed the North Dakota law that also exempted women from punishment for contributing to the "holocaust." Does Huckabee believe that Eichmann should have been exempt from punishment? Or maybe he should stop using this idiotic and spectacularly offensive analogy?

And maybe, while he's at it, he could do American women a favor and speak to us directly. If he thinks that legalized abortion is tantamount to a "holocaust," then, despite his attempts to cast as its villainous purveyor liberals and the courts, it is, in truth and inescapably, those of us who have had abortions, and those of us who support their right to have done so, who are the real blackguards of this "holocaust" by his calculation, and we oughtn't be masked behind his oblique references to "liberalized abortion" and court decisions, as if we have no will or agency.

As if we wholly lack the ability to judge right from wrong on our own, for ourselves.

If Huckabee truly believes abortion is a holocaust, then needs to dispatch with the cowardice and the disingenuous redirection of blame to abstract concepts and instead say plainly that it is we, the women who have had abortions and the women who have supported their right to do so, who are responsible for this holocaust. He needs to say this plainly and give us our rightful chance to respond to the direct charge. None of this fightin' concepts without using fightin' words. He needs to bring it on, the mendacious little shit.

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