Ben Carson Calls Abortion ‘The Number One Cause of Death For Black People’ (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson was recently outed for his previous involvement in fetal tissue research – something that he has since condemned in his political career. Carson defended himself with impressive GOP-level denial, attacking Planned Parenthood in the process – and he has yet to stop.

On Thursday’s segment of The O’Reilly Factor, Carson elaborated on his resent accusations that Planned Parenthood places its clinics to control the African-American population by making even more outlandish statements.

You can watch the ridiculous segment below:

Emphasizing his view that Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, was a racist eugenist “not enamored of black people”, Carson escalated the discussion once Bolling inquired about abortion rates in black communities. Carson replied that Planned Parenthood decided that the lives of black babies just didn’t matter as much as the others. He said:

“The number one cause of death for black people is abortion, and I wonder if maybe some people might at some point become concerned about that and ask, why is that happening.”

Meanwhile, here are the ACTUAL leading causes of death for African-Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: heart disease, cancer and stroke. Abortions don’t even come close to making the list. How does Carson justify this? His campaign released the following statement:

“The CDC would not list abortion at all, because legally the fetus is not considered a life. Therefore, there would be no listed death.”

Carson also seems oblivious to the fact that a June 2014 Guttmacher study revealed that 60% of abortion clinics are “in neighborhoods where more than half of residents are white.”

Carson attacked Sanger again, stating that if more people were aware of her Republican-skewed “values”, they wouldn’t be so supportive or protective of the organization. He said to Bolling:

“I encourage people to go and read about Margaret Sanger and go and read about the beginnings of this organization so that you know what you’re dealing with. One of the ways that they’re able to perpetrate the deceit is because people are not informed. The more people are informed, the less likely these kinds of things happen.”

The neurosurgeon clearly has a passion for trying to rewrite history. Carson has been dismissing claims that he left out information about his fetal tissue research left and right since a report about fetal tissue research was published – with his very name on it. Carson has also tried to reframe his involvement in the study as a cell differentiation experiment despite the evidence that says otherwise. Carson tried to convince Bolling and viewers:

“All pathology departments will have a whole array of tissues, from day one of conception until 99 years old. You’re making comparisons to derive examinations. Just because they get the fetal tissue means they should throw it out, that’s how science is advanced.”


Carson’s now-exposed involvement in fetal tissue research may not be something he can recover from, and he continues to make things worse by trying to defend himself.

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