Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who has tried to sell fake cures for cancer and diabetes, mangled science during an appearance on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” which was discussing a newly proposed law in Virginia that would reduce the number of doctors necessary to allow a woman to get a legal late-term abortion.
Democratic panelist Jessica Tarlov said that late-term abortions were only approved in cases where a mother’s health was in danger or where the fetus itself was either going to die shortly after leaving the womb or was being born with severe deformities.
Tarlov said this type of bill was needed protect women’s health and to give them control over their own bodies (from while Republican males who seek to regulate women’s bodies).
Huckabee claimed that “science” supported the notion that the fetus is not part of the woman’s body (even though they share the umbilical cord):
I thought Democrats believed in science! Biologically, it’s not a part of a woman’s body. If it was, it would have the exact DNA of a woman, it would have the same blood type. It doesn’t. It’s a distinct human being for the moment of conception.