Challenging Huelskamp’s anti-abortion rhetoric

The always sharp-tongued Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, recently made national news with comments at the 2012 Values Voter Summit equating abortion and slavery, and claiming that Planned Parenthood “was created for the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine – a racist organization, and it continues specifically to target minorities for abortion destruction.” That prompted the Louisville Courier-Journal to call out Huelskamp (who has adopted four children of different ethnicities) in an editorial criticizing political language that strains “good taste as well as meaning.” The editorial argued: “Surely, Rep. Huelskamp, there are better ways of making an anti-abortion argument than calling millions of people racist baby killers.”