Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon who knows science better than most Americans. During an interview last week, Carson, the secretary for Housing and Urban Development, explained how unborn babies are human beings who have the capability of feeling pain in the womb:
“I can guarantee you they can feel,” Carson said. “They can react.”
“You have to give them anesthesia if you’re going to cut them, believe me,” Carson said. “But they can also respond to comfort and to warmth.”
“And for somebody to say that’s a meaningless bunch of cells, honestly, is just totally ignorant,” Carson continued.
“That’s a very good question because, with all the technology that we have acquired as human beings, we still don’t have the ability to create life,” Carson said. “God has orchestrated an incredible situation where the egg and sperm come together, and within a matter of ten to 12 weeks, you can see the little fingers and the little toes, the little nose, and the face.”
“The heart has started to beat,” Carson said. “It’s absolutely amazing.”
Carson went on to condemn abortion itself — and called killing a baby in an abortion “murder.” He condemned the support for late-term abortions and abortion up to birth as well:
“You have a baby who could live outside of the womb,” Carson said. “But some people feel that it’s okay to murder that baby.”
“And the level of barbarism that requires — I, quite frankly, don’t know how people can do it,” Carson said.
Dr. Carson is a longtime pro-life advocate and his comments on abortions have often been very well-received. In 2014, the neurosurgeon and the author of six best-selling books made another compelling point about the issue of abortion.
He pointed out how ancient civilizations have been criticized for the brutal practices of human sacrifice and child sacrifice — but he wonders if modern society isn’t “guilty of the same thing” because we have legalized abortion.
“Well, it’s interesting that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations heathen because of human sacrifice but aren’t we actually guilty of the same thing?” said Dr. Carson in reference to a question about abortion. “The good thing is the American populace is moving closer and closer to understanding that abortion is murder. Every year we’re getting better on that regard.”