Carson: Faith ‘Has Been An Important Part of My Life,’ I’ve Never Approved of Abortion

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson responded to fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s accusations regarding his faith and positions on abortion in an interview broadcast on Friday’s edition of CNN’s “Situation Room.”

Carson said, “it’s very easy for anybody to go back and investigate my past. And it’s very easy for them to see that, you know, my faith is not something that I come by lightly, and it has been an important part of my life. You know, fortunately I’ve written books, you know, ‘Gifted Hands’ came out in 1990. Read through that, you’ll see that faith has been a very important part of my life. So, I don’t think that that’s a very difficult one.”

Reagrding Trump saying, he was “heavy into the world of abortion” Carson stated, “Well, I’ve made it very clear that, first of all, I’ve never done an abortion, and wouldn’t approve of it, and never have. Even when I was pro-choice. Personally, I was against it. Some of the research that was done, I obtained tissue, turned it over to the pathologist. Do they sometimes compare it with tissue blocks? Absolutely.”

He added, “I can’t tell you where all their tissue blocks come from. I have nothing to do with it whatsoever. Every pathology department in the world has a host of tissue blocks that they compare things with, and you know, honestly if I went and inquired where everything [came] from…I would never have time to get any surgery done.”

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