Ben Carson: Unlike Jeb Bush, I Would Not Have Aborted “Baby Hitler”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 13, 2015   |   10:59AM   |   Washington, DC

If you could go back in time, would you have aborted Baby Hitler?

It’s one of those gotcha question that abortion advocates like to use to try to trip up pro-lifers. If we say “yes,” we’re labeled as hypocrites. If we say “no,” we’re labeled “pro-Hitler.” It’s also a question that could never happen. It’s a paradox.

But that didn’t stop liberal outlets like The Huffington Post from asking anyway. The Huffington Post recently reported on two Republican presidential candidates, Jeb Bush and Dr. Ben Carson, who were asked the question.

Bush was the first to answer last week. The Huffington Post asked the former Florida governor to respond to strange questions he has received via email during his campaign. The Baby Hitler question was one of them.

“Hell yeah, I would!” Bush, who is pro-life, told the liberal news outlet. “You gotta step up, man. It could have a dangerous effect on everything else, but I’d do it – I mean, Hitler.”

On Tuesday, the Huffington Post reported on a new video asking Carson the same question.

The cameraman asked the pro-life doctor, “As perhaps the most anti-Hitler but also the most anti-abortion candidate, would you be in favor of aborting baby Hitler?”

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Carson responded, “I’m not in favor of aborting anybody.”

“There you go – pro-Hitler,” the cameraman responds nastily.

The Huffington Post began posing the question after The New York Times Magazine polled its readers with a similar question. The results were that 42 percent would “kill a Baby Hitler,” 30 percent would not, and 28 percent were not sure.

These unfair gotcha questions are common on the campaign trail, especially between pro-life candidates and the liberal media. Meanwhile, the media often fails to press pro-abortion candidates even on basic questions related to the issue, such as supporting limits on late-term abortions.