Ben Carson compares abortion to slavery

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FILE: Ben Carson in an interview with Jake Tapper in September 2015. Courtesy CNN.

By Eric Bradner

CNN

(CNN) — Ben Carson on Sunday compared abortion to slavery, saying he’d like to see the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade overturned so that the practice can be made illegal.

“Think about this. 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. Anything that they chose to do,” Carson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“And, you know, what if the abolitionist had said, you know, ‘I don’t believe in slavery. I think it’s wrong. But you guys do whatever you want to do?'” he added. “Where would we be?”

Carson said he opposes abortion in nearly all instances — including in pregnancies resulting from rape and incest.

NBC host Chuck Todd asked Carson, “Whose right, I guess, should be superseded? The mother or the unborn child? Whose right, who has greater rights?”

Carson responded, “In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby. You know, things are set up in such a way that the person in the world who has the greatest interest in protecting the baby is the mother. We’ve allowed the purveyors of the vision to make mothers think that that baby is their enemy and that they have a right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?”

4 comments

  • miles (dave)

    i have a question to the people who are pro-abortion.

    what is the latest its ok to have an abortion?
    or in other words how old dose a fetus/baby/person need to be before its not ok to kill it (day one being the day the egg is fertilized)

    • MJS

      i’d say during the first trimester as it literally has zero chance to survive outside of the womb. it’s essentially a parasite at that point as it can’t survive without it’s host

      • ANOTHERBOB

        Some states are trying to ban abortions after 20 weeks. At 20 weeks your unborn baby can hear your heartbeat and the sound of your voice. They say that at 20 weeks it’s the ideal time to start speaking to your baby ….. or terminate it.

      • miles (dave)

        did i understand you right, the reason termination is acceptable to you is because the child is a parasite. when dose the child stop being a parasite? is it the moment the 2nd trimester starts?

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