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Carson: No Abortion In Cases Of Rape Or Incest

Steve Guest Media Reporter

Ben Carson says that in the cases of rape or incest, “I would not be in favor of killing a baby because the baby came about in that way.”

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd Sunday, Carson was pressed on his views on abortion and explained his view that life begins at conception. (RELATED: Watch Ben Carson Muster Up The Energy To Tell Donald Trump: ‘I Have Plenty Of Energy’)

“Rape and incest, I would not be in favor of killing a baby because the baby came about in that way,” explained Carson. “And all you have to do is go and look up the many stories of people who have led very useful lives who were the result of rape or incest.”

Todd asked Carson who’s right “should be superseded? The mother or the unborn child? Who’s right, who has greater rights?”

Carson insisted, “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,” claimed Carson. “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?”

With unwanted pregnancies, Carson insisted the pregnancy should not be terminated.

“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,” explained Carson.  “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. 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?’ Where would we be?”

Regarding repealing Roe v. Wade, Carson said, “I would like to see it done in the right way.”

Todd then asked Carson about the ramifications of repealing Roe v. Wade suggesting, “And that means all abortions illegal? Or is there still an exception that you would have?”

Carson insisted, “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.”

If the life and health of a mother are at risk, Carson insisted “that’s a extraordinarily rare situation. But if in that very rare situation it occurred, I believe there’s room to discuss that.”

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