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Abortion: US Republican Presidential Candidate Calls For Its Ban

US Republican Presidential candidate, Ben Carson has called for a ban on abortion in the United States, stating that it is illogical for mothers to think they have the right to kill their unborn child.

The 64 years old Presidential candidate stated this on an NBC Television program, ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday. He said mothers would be allowed to terminate their pregnancy only if it serves as a threat to their own life and health.

Carson pointed out that, pregnancies resulting from rape or incest shouldn’t be an excuse but said, in an ideal situation, mothers should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should be terminated; positing that, he is a reasonable person who is willing to give a listening ear for any explanation.

He compared those that engage in abortion to slave owners who thought they can treat their slave the way they wished. He said, “Think about this – during slavery, and I know that is one of those words you are 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.”

“What if the abolitionist had said, ‘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 noted that, he would love to see the landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion; emphasizing that he would like to see it done in the right way.

“I think that means that when we appoint judges, we need to look at their record, and see what their record of interpretation of the Constitution is. How have they behaved?”

Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon and also an African American.

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