Dr. Ben Carson called Democrats “hypocrites” this week for caring more about children from other countries than the children suffering in America today, including those who are killed in abortions.
Democrats and liberal news outlets slammed Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for his comments Tuesday during a U.S. Congressional hearing. Part of the contention involved plans to enforce a law that allows only legal U.S. residents to receive housing benefits. Up to 55,000 children could be affected by the enforcement, according to Breitbart.
In an interview with Breitbart, Carson said the Trump administration does care about all children in the U.S., but the government has a duty to protect its residents first.
“Children from other places take priority over children from our own country?” Carson said. “They don’t seem to want to answer that question. We have millions of American citizens who have been waiting an average of 2 1/2 years to get housing assistance.”
He said the Democrats say they care about helping illegal immigrant children, but they do not extend similar compassion to other children who are suffering.
“And the people who spend all of their time [on] tear-jerking stories about these 55,000 children are very much the same people who advocate for late-term abortion,” Carson said.
“That is particularly offensive to me as a pediatric neurosurgeon who operated on a lot of babies that were 26, 27, 28 weeks gestation,” he continued. “And they’re going to kill babies even beyond that time. That makes absolutely no sense, and it’s extremely hypocritical.”
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“You sit there, and you say you’re cruel to these kids, but then you turn around and you’re ready to cut another kid’s head off. Really? Are you kidding me?” Carson said.
Earlier this week, House Democrats blocked a bill to protect newborns from infanticide for the 50th time. The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act simply requires doctors to provide the same level of medical care to an infant who survives an abortion that they would to any other baby born at that gestational age.
Democrats in the House and Senate also introduced a bill this week to make late-term abortions legal across the United States and overturn all the progress pro-life states have made to protect unborn babies.