Carson compares abortion to slavery

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Ben Carson Calls for Ban on Abortion in All Circumstances.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson said, “I’m a reasonable person and if people can come up with a reasonable explanation of why they would like to kill a baby, I’ll listen.” Carson said he is against abortion for terminating unwanted pregnancies and when a woman becomes pregnant due to rape or incest. The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday he believed that abortion should be outlawed even in cases of rape and incest, comparing the procedure with slavery. “I would not be in favor of killing a baby because the baby came about in that way,” Mr.“In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy,” Carson replied, “and should not be looking to terminate the baby.” He went on to say that while mothers’ protective instincts for their babies are stronger than anyone else’s, expectant mothers are being told that “that baby is their enemy and that they have the right to kill it.” “During slavery — and I know that’s one of those words you’re not supposed to say, but I’m saying it — during slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought that they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave,” Carson said. “Anything that they chose to do.

He said he might be willing to allow abortions to preserve the life and health of the mother but continued “ultimately, I would love to see” Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling “overturned.” Carson rose to national prominence after criticizing President Barack Obama’s health care law at the 2013 National Prayer breakfast. Mr Carson, 64, a celebrated former surgeon with no experience of administration or holding elected office, has seen his numbers rise in recent weeks, and a few days ago one poll in Iowa put him ahead of rival Donald Trump, the tycoon who until this point has been leading in the polls. In particular, he appears to be making inroads among evangelicals and social conservatives in Iowa, the state that holds the crucial first in the nation caucuses. We informed Ben, but he was sleeping.” He repeated the charge on CNN on Sunday, saying Carson was “lower energy” than the former Florida governor Jeb Bush, whose sluggish campaign led him this week to make financial cuts.

A series of surveys have shown that a clear majority of Americans believe there should be access to safe legal abortions, in most of all cases, even if they may not opt for such a procedure themselves. Carson said that an abortion to save a woman’s life is “an extraordinarily rare situation,” but one where “there’s room to discuss” terminating pregnancy.

Carson is a retired neurosurgeon, known for being the principal surgeon in the first separation of twins conjoined at the head in which both twins survived. The figure is higher among women A Pew survey this summer found 55 per cent of US adults say it should be legal in all or most cases, compared with 40 per cent who say it should be illegal. A Quinnipiac University poll the day before, gave him an eight-point advantage over Donald Trump in the state, who remains the frontrunner in national polling.

Referring to that medical career, as he has often done when asked about his lack of experience in elections or public office, he said: “I will tell you, in terms of energy, I’m not sure that there’s anybody else running who’s spent 18 or 20 hours intently operating on somebody.” An Associated Press-GFK poll released on Sunday had 77% of registered Republican voters saying they would prefer an “outsider” candidate to a professional politician, and 65% holding a favourable impression of Carson. He has campaigned as stridently anti-abortion and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, an organization that came under fire last month for conducting such research, despite conducting research himself as a neurosurgeon that used tissue from aborted fetuses and as Politico reported, referring patients to doctors who performed abortions. His nascent political career got a boost in 2013 when, during a speech to conservative activists, he declared: “You know Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” He has similarly often used Nazi metaphors in his political language. (In an interview in August, he invoked Nazi Germany to denounce Planned Parenthood.) In Sunday’s interview, when Todd asked Carson why he uses Nazi metaphors, the candidate again raised the controversy from earlier this month over his contention that if Jews in Nazi Germany had been armed, Hitler’s Holocaust campaign would have been “greatly diminished.” The comments were denounced by Jewish groups and scholars, but Carson stood by the argument, frequently used by some Second Amendment advocates in arguing against gun control. “Interestingly enough, in the last several weeks, I’ve heard from many people in the Jewish community, including rabbis, who’ve said you’re spot on.

You are exactly right. and I think it’s — you know, some of the people in your business, quite frankly, who like to try to stir things up and try to make this into a big horrible thing,” he said. “And, of course, for people who aren’t really thinking deeply, you know, that resonates. Last month, he said on the same program that Muslims are unfit to be president of the United States, arguing their faith is inconsistent with American principles. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.

And I’m a very different person now.” Carson, the author of a number of bestselling books, has often told the story of his wayward youth and the time he attempted to stab a friend. Carson on immigration and called him “a very low energy person,” but he seemed perplexed at how the soft-spoken doctor had seized the lead in Iowa. On the campaign trail, Carson has caused controversy with statements on same-sex marriage (ruled legal by the supreme court this year); why no Muslim should be president (the constitution rules out religious tests for office holders); and whether the Holocaust would have happened if Jewish people in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s had second-amendment-esque gun rights (he says maybe not). Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist faith, which could prompt some concerns among Iowa’s evangelicals, at a rally in Florida, but insisted in an interview Sunday that he was not attempting to attack Mr.

And that will be self-evident.” Asked why he chose so often to refer to the Nazis – in a 2014 discussion of his treatment by the Internal Revenue Service he said the US was living “in a Gestapo age” – Carson offered an echo of Trump’s insistence that he will win the Hispanic vote despite his strong anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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