Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is reportedly “taking a break” from the campaign for the Republican nomination following today’s results in Iowa. The pro-life doctor has seen his polling numbers fall in the recent weeks leading up to the Iowa caucus vote.
CNN reported more about Carson’s decision-making and plans after tonight:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 2, 2016
Dr. Ben Carson will NOT be going directly to NH or SC, but instead will head home in Florida to rest, see family regardless of Iowa outcome. — Nia-Malika Henderson (@niaCNN) February 2, 2016
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 2, 2016
Shortly after CNN’s report, a spokesman for Carson’s campaign indicated he is not leaving the campaign trail.
Earlier this month, Carson temporarily suspended his campaign when one of his Iowa staffers was tragically killed in an automobile accident due to icy road conditions.
Carson has made his strong pro-life stance clear on the campaign trail. In December, he blamed “peer pressure” for American’s acceptance of abortion as a “woman’s right.”
“Someone has tried to make this into an issue of women’s rights,” the former neurosurgeon told a pro-life crowd in Nevada. “What about the baby? You know, it’s one of the most sacred relationships in the universe, a mother and that child inside of her.
“How have we become so distorted that we have managed to convince women that that baby inside of her is her enemy and that she has a right to kill it,” Carson said.
In a November interview with Breitbart News, Carson said he would “use the bully pulpit” to work to restore a culture of life in the United States if elected president.
The Republican presidential candidate also said he supports repealing Roe v. Wade. He also has been very vocal about his opposition to Obamacare.