Ben Carson, the 2016 presidential candidate, is pro-life to the highest degree. During NBC’s Meet the Press, Carson admitted that he would “love” to see Roe v. Wade overturned due to a possibly flawed characteristic that he describes as “reason.” During his shocking interview, Ben Carson also compares aborted fetuses to mistreated Black American slaves in history.
“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.”
The troubles with Ben Carson’s stance are not his conservative beliefs, which will naturally set him against anything overtly against nature. Instead, it appears to be the lack of fairness in the policies that Ben Carson has yet to even make. A law that abolishes abortion with almost no exemptions is sure to strike up controversy. Also, his views are certain to cause him a decline in female voters, Time reports, because his list of exemptions for abortion do not include rape and incest. He asserted that it would take “an extraordinarily rare situation” for the act of abortion to be legal under his new law.
“Rape or incest, I would not be for killing a baby because the baby came about in that way.”
Carson’s views on abortion are not new to the nation. Earlier this year, the 2016 presidential candidate spoke out about his pro-life views only to be knocked down with accusations about his past. The rumors that Ben Carson tested aborted fetuses as a celebrated doctor turned out to be completely true. In efforts to convince America to pardon his actions, Ben explained that he did not kill the babies and, therefore, should not be held accountable for their death and only be appreciated for his scientific efforts.
According to Ben Carson, fetal tissue is a benefit to medical research. Now, after his haunted past of testing aborted fetuses and once claiming to be pro-choice in 1992, Carson now holds that Roe v. Wade has to go and that women who would dare abort their children as “slave masters.”
It’s not the first time Ben Carson has brought slavery into a conversation that it does not fit in, but alas, the controversial Republican candidate found a way to compare abortion to slavery. In Ben Carson’s mind, overturning Roe v. Wade means that America is moving forward because he will be “the abolitionist.” Here’s how he put that unique assertion into words.
“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 slave owners thought they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave, anything that they chose. And what if the abolitionists had said, ‘I don’t believe in slavery but you guys do whatever you want’? Where would be?”
Many Ben Carson critics have noticed that he has the tendency to bring up slavery quite a lot. Prior to the Roe v. Wade overturning debacle, Ben Carson mentioned slavery in his criticism of Obama’s Affordable Care Act. He insinuated then that the Affordable Care Act was a bad as human captivity.
“Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”
Unlikely appealing to most American voters, Ben Carson has, in a short time, denounced Muslims, Jews, and homosexuals. Each time his beliefs are questioned, Ben Carson defends himself by playing up his Christianity and the unfairness of the presidential race, which he believes is designed to misconstrue his words. Unfortunately for Ben Carson, stating that he would “love” to see Roe v. Wade overturned was far too clear to ever be mistaken for anything else.
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