Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mike Huckabee - Woman Hater

Scary stuff from The Guardian a couple of days back. Turns out one of the frontrunners is a bit of a woman hater:

Staunchly opposed to abortion (which he has compared to the Holocaust), one of Huckabee's first acts as governor was to block Medicaid, the health scheme for people on low incomes, from funding an abortion for a 15-year-old with learning disabilities who had been raped by her stepfather. This went directly against federal law, which requires states to fund abortions in cases of rape.

As the article rightly claims, this could be 'one of the most terrifying presidential candidates in memory', and he is up against some pretty stiff competition.