Courtesy of Raw Story:
“The mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby,” Carson opined to NBC host Chuck Todd. “We’ve allowed purveyors of division to think that baby is their enemy and they have a right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?”
When it came to the rights of women, Carson insisted that they should not have the legal choice to terminate unwanted pregnancies.
“Think about this. During slavery — and I know that one of those words you’re not supposed to say — but I’m saying it,” Carson said. “During slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave, anything that they chose to do. And what if the abolitionists 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?” (So a fetus is a slave? I don't get this analogy at all.)
“Ultimately, I would love to see [Roe v. Wade] overturned,” the candidate insisted.
“I’m a reasonable person,” Carson remarked. “And if people can come up with a reasonable explanation of why they would like to kill a baby, [I’ll listen].”
Among the reasonable explanations for terminating an unwanted pregnancy that Carson felt were not "reasonable" included rape or incest.
Carson did concede that in the case of preserving the life of the mother, which he claimed was a very rare circumstance, there is "room to discuss that."
I watched this when it aired on Meet the Press today and I have to say that I got an incredibly creepy vibe from Carson. And instead of his soft spoken manner putting me at ease, it kind of reminded of Christoph Waltz playing the Nazi Colonel in the Quentin Tarantino movie "Inglorious Basterds."
And nothing about that character puts one at ease.
Remember, currently Ben Carson is either ahead of or right behind Donald Trump in the polls.
And here you thought the scariest thing about this October was the ghosts and ghouls associated with Halloween.