Ben Carson: Abortion to save the mother’s life is ‘spurious’

LifeSiteNews 11 August 2015 
Presidential candidate Ben Carson has said the argument that abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother is “spurious.”

Carson was asked about a statement from Hillary Clinton, which condemned 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls for saying “outrageous” things about women’s health.

CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell pressed the retired physician repeatedly on the issue.

“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. So, I don’t think it should be hard for anybody to understand that I am totally opposed to killing babies,” he said.

O’Donnell followed up by asking, “I looked at your website and it wasn’t clear on your website. You are opposed to all abortions, even in the case of life of [the] mother?”

“When it comes to the case of the life of the mother, you have to look at the individual situation,” Carson replied. “Recognize that that is largely a spurious argument, because we have advanced so much in medicine these days that that situation rarely occurs.”

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