Pro-Life Ben Carson to Decide By May if He’ll Seek GOP Nomination for President

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Jan 7, 2015   |   10:43AM   |   Washington, DC

In an interview with NewsMaxTV last week, Dr. Ben Carson said that he will decide by May 1st whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Dr. Carson is a retired neurosurgeon and the author of six best selling books. He’s also proudly pro-life and often shares about his views against abortion.

For example, in 2013, Carson shared what he believes about the supposed “war on women” at the Voters Value Summit. He said, “You know, there are those of us in this society who have told women that there’s a war on them because that cute little baby inside of them, they may want to get rid of it and there are people that are keeping you from doing that,” Carson continued. “And women say, ‘No, no, they’re not doing that to me! No!’ And they get all riled up.”

bencarson4“There is no war on them, the war is on their babies, Babies that cannot defend themselves. Over the past few decades, we have destroyed 55 million of them. And we have the nerve to call other societies of the past heathen. What we need to do is re-educate the women to understand that they are the defenders of these babies.”

Here’s more on his upcoming decision about whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination:

Dr. Ben Carson said a decision about whether he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 will be coming in spring. Carson, an author and retired neurosurgeon, added he was studying the issues that a candidate for president would need to know.

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“I will announce before March, before May 1st,” Carson said on NewsMaxTV’s America’s Forum on Friday. “I would just say that I am listening extremely carefully. I don’t want to do something that the American people do not want me to do.”

Earlier in the interview Carson said he was “thinking very seriously, listening to people, and will make a decision in a few months,” adding he was “acquiring” the knowledge needed to run for president.

Carson had previously said “the chances are reasonably good” of him running for president. “I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening. I’m waiting obviously for a few more months. I want to make sure that it is clearly something my fellow Americans want me to do and I’m also waiting to see what the results are in November,” Carson told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt on his program in September.

”If the people do indicate that they truly do want a nation that is for, of, and by the people then I along with what I hope will be many other people will be willing to give it everything we possibly have,” Carson added.

Currently, pro-life Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry and many others have mentioned their interest in the Republican presidential nomination.