Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon Carson'Housing First' approach won't solve homelessness crisis Clarence Thomas blasts his Biden-led confirmation hearings: 'The idea was to get rid of me' Affordable housing crisis demands urgent, sustained action MORE is comparing abortion to slavery, saying both actions deny rights.


“During slavery — and I know that’s one of those words you’re not supposed to say, but I’m saying it — during slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought that they had the right to do whatever they wanted to the slave,” Carson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

“What if the abolitionists had said, ‘I don’t believe in slavery, I think it’s wrong, but you guys do whatever you want to do?’ ” he added.

Carson, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said the prevalence of abortion has created a culture that pits mothers against their children.

“In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby,” he said. “You know, things are set up in such a way that the person in the world who has the greatest interest in protecting the baby is the mother.

“We've allowed the purveyors of the vision to make mothers think that that baby is their enemy and that they have a right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?” he asked.

Carson also reiterated his pro-life position, saying he would not support abortion in cases of rape and incest.

“Rape and incest, I would not be in favor of killing a baby because the baby came about in that way,” Carson said. “And all you have to do is go and look up the many stories of people who have led very useful lives who were the result of rape or incest.”

The retired neurosurgeon said he “would love to see” Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, overturned.