GOP candidate turns Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech into anti-abortion rant

A candidate in South Carolina who hopes to defeat Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary said Monday that he "has a dream" to outlaw abortion.

"Today is Martin Luther King Day," Richard Cash said at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention in Myrtle Beach. "Martin Luther King did a lot to help us as we struggled with racial equality and justice, friendship and kindness between the races, and we celebrate that achievement. What I want to say to you today is, I too have a dream."

Cash then denounced the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and called for legal personhood rights for embryos.

"When we consider the 55 million unborn children that have been killed in this land since 1973, I too have a dream," he remarked. "When we consider that one-third of the generation since 1973 is not with us because of abortion, I have a dream. And what it is? I have a dream that one day each and every unborn baby created in the image of God will enjoy the same constitutional protections that you and I receive."

"That's our promise. That is what the Republican Party stands for."

According to his campaign website, Cash is a corporate computer analyst and "full time pro-life missionary" who previously ran for a congressional seat in 2010.

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