Last night’s Republican debate focused almost entirely on economic, foreign policy and other political issues and the moderators did not steer any questions about abortion, pro-life concerns or even the Planned Parenthood scandal towards the several pro-life Republicans who took part.
But, during his closing statement, pro-life doctor Ben Carson referred to the number of babies who were killed in abortions during the time of the debate to keep the travesty of abortion fresh on everyone’s minds.
“In the two hours of this debate, five people have died from drug-related deaths, $100 million has been added to our national debt, 200 babies have been killed by abortionists, and two veterans have taken their lives out of despair,” Carson said. “This is a narrative that we can change. Not we the Democrats, not we the Republicans, but we the people of America, because there is something special about this nation.”
“We must embrace it and be proud of it, and never give it away for the sake of political correctness,” Carson added.
Carson’s comments come in around the 5:00 minute mark.
Earlier this month, the former neurosurgeon explained how he would work to restore a culture of life in the United States if elected president. When asked what he would do as U.S. president to support the Constitutional rights of the unborn, Dr. Carson said, “First of all, I would use the bully pulpit to talk about the culture of life.”
Dr. Carson also said that he would appoint judges and justices with records that include rulings that were in favor of protecting the unborn.
Last week, Carson revealed his strong pro-life position on abortions in cases of rape or incest, LifeNews.com reported.
“Rape and incest, I would not be in favor of killing a baby because the baby came about in that way,” Carson told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And all you have to do is go and look up the many stories of people who have led very useful lives who were the result of rape or incest.”
Carson he also compared the human rights abuse of abortion to that of 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,” Carson said. “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?”
The Republican presidential candidate also said he supports repealing Roe v. Wade. He also has been very vocal about his opposition to Obamacare.