Ben Carson didn't mince his words during NBC'S "Meet the Press" on Sunday in one of his strongest denunciations of abortion yet.
1. Roe vs. Wade should be overturned, and there shouldn't be an exception for rape and incest. "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."
2. One possible exception for killing the baby is if it put the mother's health and life at risk. "That's an extraordinarily rare situation. But if in that very rare situation it occurred, I believe there's room to discuss that."
3. Pro-choice is comparable to slavery. "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. 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?"
4. Abortion advocates have turned mothers against unborn babies. "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?"
Do you agree with Carson's comparison of abortion to slavery, and do you think he's making a good argument against abortion?