Ben Carson: “When You Look at the Principles of Christ” You Have to Conclude Abortion “is Evil”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 21, 2016   |   12:38PM   |   Washington, DC

Dr. Ben Carson has a reputation for making strong, candid statements about some of the most controversial issues in the nation. This week, he angered abortion activists when he called abortion “evil” and linked pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton to Satan.

Carson, a former Republican presidential contender, is back in the spotlight this week after his speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday drew heavy criticism from the liberal news media.

On Wednesday, he responded to the criticism on CNN’s New Day by speaking up for the rights of unborn babies, among other issues.

“When you look at the principles that are espoused by Christ, by Christianity, then look at what is espoused by evil, and then you look at things like killing babies … I think there’s pretty good consistency there,” Carson said.

According to Roll Call, Carson was defending the comments he made on Tuesday at the convention, when he said that one of pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton’s top role models admires Satan.

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During the speech Tuesday, Carson said: “One of her heroes, her mentors was Saul Alinsky. Her senior thesis was on Saul Alinsky. He wrote a book called ‘Rules for Radicals.’ On the dedication page it acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical.”

The epigraph from Alinsky’s book says, “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

Carson pointed to Clinton’s radical position on abortion as evidence of her allegiances. He dismissed claims that Clinton has changed since her college days when she wrote her senior thesis on Alinski.

According to Roll Call: “He also pointed out that Clinton had been on a ‘first-name’ basis with Alinsky and that he offered her a job after college, an episode Clinton described in her 2003 memoir ‘Living History.’ Clinton declined the offer in favor of attending law school, she wrote.”

Carson told CNN: “You have to also use your brain. You say if she believed that at that time, now look at her actions. You look at what she advocates — the killing of babies, the dissolution of traditional marriage, all these kinds of things. Those are pretty consistent, quite frankly.”

Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has become a well-known pro-life advocate. On the campaign trail last year, Carson stated plainly: “I believe that [abortion is]murder, and I don’t think that’s hateful speech. That’s just telling the truth.”