Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has called for a ban on abortion in nearly all cases, and likened those seeking to terminate their pregnancies to slave owners, in comments certain to spark controversy.
“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 told “Meet the Press” on NBC television. “In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby.”
While opposed to abortions for pregnancies due to rape or incest, the retired neurosurgeon said he would allow mothers to terminate pregnancy if necessary to preserve their own life and health. But he stressed such cases are “extraordinarily rare.” Read more