Huckabee Jokes About War Of Northern Aggression

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March 13, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) referred to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression during a keynote speech he gave for the Susan B. Anthony List on Wednesday.

Huckabee made the remarks in a speech where he explained why he opposed abortion. He said that the best reason of all for why he did not support abortion is “that every life is made in the image of god and I have no right to disrupt that which he has initiated,” according to audio obtained by TPM.

The former Arkansas governor went on to say that “I don’t believe I can own another person, I thought we settled that after the Civil War, or as some people in the South when I was young used to still call it, the War of Northern Aggression.” The audience laughed.

As TPM has previously noted, in the same speech Huckabee also likened abortion to ending life for the elderly.

“If we teach the generation coming after us that it’s okay to terminate a human life because it represents a financial hardship or social disruption, what are we telling them?” Huckabee said.

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