Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, on Newsmax today, praised the Supreme Court's decision citing that now abortion would be in the hands of lawmakers rather than a court-upheld ruling upon which Roe v. Wade rested.
Appearing on "Wake Up America," Carson said, "I'm very glad to see that our system is working. Because the way our system was designed, major life and death decisions that have a societal impact were supposed to be in the hands of the people and their representatives, not in the hands of unelected justices. So we have reestablished the correct mechanism for dealing with these things."
"You know," added Carson, a neurosurgeon, "we haven't really taken anybody's rights away. But those rights should be determined at the local and state level, and I think we should make that very clear.
"But [what] we should be doing is recognizing that this is the first step in protecting the lives of innocent human beings, and we're going to have to work at the state level. At each of the states, we're going to have to take consideration of the women themselves; we can't just say you can't have an abortion and walk away. We really need to work on the wraparound services that will get them into the right circumstances. We need to deal with adoption. It's so difficult to adopt babies in this country. It's very expensive. That's why people adopt babies from foreign countries."
On Friday, in a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court voted in its Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision to effectively overturn the long-standing precedent established under Roe v. Wade. The ruling would firmly place the future of abortion in the hands of legislators.
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