In his speech to the Faith and Freedom Conference today, Jon Huntsman emphatically denounced the idea of a truce on abortion.
"I do not believe the Republican party should focus only on our economic life -- to the neglect of our human life.
That is a trade we should not make.
If Republicans ignore life, the deficit we will face is one that is much more destructive. It will be a deficit of the heart and of the soul."
Smart rhetorical move. He talks in economic terms ("deficit") about a social issue; thereby, highlighting both.
He preceded that by talking about his pro-life accomplishments as governor of Utah.