Friday, June 3, 2011

Huntsman: No truce on abortion

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.