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As Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson works to expand his lead over Donald Trump in early voting states beyond Iowa, the retired neurosurgeon is increasing his vitriol against abortion rights.
At the same time, he continues to insult African-Americans by equating slavery to abortion, one of his go-to attacks designed to attract voters on the far religious right. And it’s working, because Republicans in Iowa apparently like what they’re hearing.
Last week, two polls in Iowa showed Carson surging ahead of Trump, the Republican front-runner. Iowa, whose caucuses will be held in February, serves as an early indication of which presidential candidates might grab the nomination.
Carson hurled his latest attack against Blacks and abortion during an appearance Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, where he compared women who terminate their pregnancies to “slave owners.” He said he would also like to see Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, overturned.
From The Washington Post:
“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 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?”
Carson went on to say that he wants to see Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, overturned, with little room for exceptions.
“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 host Chuck Todd.
Carson needs to sound a different note. He does not need to diminish the horrific African-American slavery experience to validate his questionable arguments and positions on issues like abortion.
SOURCE: The Washington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: Inform
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