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Ben Carson: 'I Am Totally Opposed to Killing Babies'

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 12:09 PM

Performing abortions to save a woman's life is "largely a spurious argument" these days, presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday, but such cases should be made on an individual basis.

"We have advanced so much in medicine these days that that situation rarely occurs," the retired pediatric neurosurgeon told the "CBS This Morning" program.

But still, Carson said, he is against abortion.

"I spent my entire career as a pediatric neurosurgeon, frequently staying up all night, fighting, struggling to save the lives of little babies, even operating on babies inside the womb," Carson said. "So I don't think it should be hard for anybody to understand that I am totally opposed to killing babies."

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Meanwhile, the doctor said he disagrees with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's blanket criticism of Republicans in the field when it comes to women's issues.

On Monday, Clinton used the argument between Donald Trump and Fox News star Megyn Kelly to draw a comparison with other GOP candidates, calling what Republicans say about women "outrageous."

"It was a woman, my mother, who is responsible for my success, and I have the most wonderful wife," said Carson. "And my medical career, you know, I had terrific female physician assistants and administrative people who I could not have proceeded without."

The doctor also spoke about his performance so far in the campaign, as he is one of a handful of people running who has never held elective office.

"There have been so many ordinary people who have gotten involved, who have donated to me because I refuse to go after billionaires and special interest groups," said Carson.

"The only people I want to be beholden to are the American people. And that word is getting around by word-of-mouth. People are talking to people and their influence, and I think it's terrific and I think that is the way it was supposed to be."

But Carson, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, does not think it's a major hurdle that he has not held office.

"The political class has weaved an imaginary tale — they are the only ones who can solve our problems," he said. "But the fact of the matter is, if you take the collective political experience of everyone in Congress, it would be just under 9,000 years, you see it really has not solved our problems."

What is really needed, he said, "are problem-solvers and people with a history of solving complex problems, and people who know how to utilize other individuals working with them to solve complex problems, because nobody knows everything but wisdom is much more important than political experience."

Still, it's worth trying to make a change in Washington, said Carson, because "this is America. We are Americans. We have the 'can do' attitude."

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Performing abortions to save a woman's life is largely a spurious argument these days, presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday, but such cases should be made on an individual basis. We have advanced so much in medicine these days that that situation rarely occurs,...
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