These Horrific Statements From Ben Carson Are Reason Enough To Vote For Hillary Clinton

Or at least anyone but Ben Carson.

Today, I saw a news headline and video that completely pissed me off and I must speak on it.

Raw Story posted a clip from Ben Carson‘s interview that aired during today’s episode of Meet the Press. Carson is infamously one of the candidates aiming to win the GOP ticket to in order to compete in the presidential election in 2016. Yet his most recent comments regarding women’s and reproductive rights rival Donald Trump as some of the insensitive and inane ones out of the current Republican Party.

While on MTP, Chuck Todd asked Carson to further explain himself on the matter of abortion when it comes to a child conceived out of the deplorable incidents of rape and incest. Carson didn’t flinch when he had this to say:

“In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby. We’ve allowed purveyors of division to think that baby is their enemy and they have a right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?”

“Think about this. During slavery — and I know that [is] one of those words you’re not supposed to say — but I’m saying it. During slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave, anything that they chose to do. And what if the abolitionists had said, ‘You know, I don’t believe in slavery, I think it’s wrong. But you guys do whatever you want to do.’ Where would we be?”

“Ultimately, I would love to see [Roe v. Wade*] [overturned]. I’m a reasonable person. And if people can come up with a reasonable explanation of why they would like to kill a baby, [I’ll listen].”

WHAT THE FLYING F*&%

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First of all, first of all, first of all. No rational woman who has horribly encountered rape or incest has killed off a baby because she thought they were the enemy. She knows very well who the enemy is and it is the man who fathered the baby. The man who did not conceive a baby out of love and consent but out of 100% malice. Carson completely disregards how the mother or woman in this situation would feel, as she has been violated and for a time will be emotionally damaged and inconsolable, as well as demand any responsibility for the rapist. These quasi-intellectuals that claim to be pro-life are so concerned with the baby that they forget about the mother who has the carry this life for nine months and raise it beyond. And the to start off his statement with: “In an ideal situation…” When did rape become an ideal situation? Maybe he should chill out binge-watching Game of Thrones.

Then there was his kicker of: “…to think that baby is their enemy and they have a right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?” We can see how perverted it is that you (in)directly support incest and find it socially adept that someone’s daughter could also, though genetics, be their sister. What the fuck is wrong with you Carson? We know it’s not the child’s fault on how it was conceived if done so in a horrific circumstance, but it has been scientifically proven that inbreeding harshly effects DNA and mental evolution in a human, otherwise known as metabolic or genetic disorders. Who are these individuals Carson speaks off that have led such prosperous lives, as he’s advertised, since being born out of incest?

The entire clip is mortifying as for Todd to even ask the provocative nature of the question as to who has “greater rights” (the woman vs. the unborn) in such a goading manner again questions if women have a license to their own lives. Are men ever challenged if their “rights” are greater than anybody else’s? No, of course not.

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Carson further tried it with that inchoate analogy of abortion compared to slavery. His attempt was so uneducated and lame, we respected him more as a renowned neurosurgeon.

It’s statements like the one Carson made that re-affirm the reason why as women in America, we may really have to consider placing a ballot for Hillary Clinton as president. It’s past the excitement of living in a day and age where we not only witnessed the first Black president but also possibly the first woman president. It is because she inherently understands the needs and wishes of women and their rights, subjects that frankly shouldn’t be up for discussion on such national stages as televised politics, just looking to feed the American people promises for the golden ticket. But reproductive rights are forever linked to the changes and laws of health care in America. Nonetheless, it is offensive. What a woman’s chooses to do is to personal and having a bunch of men, whom she will likely never meet, tell her that she is denied an abortion or contraceptive or a damn doctor appointment for various reasons, we can’t afford to comprehend this. (And no that doesn’t mean we support women getting ten abortions out of reckless decisions. That is different). We cannot, cannot, have men like Carson or politicians like Carson in control of North America.

And I know that as women of color, some have wondered if Clinton, as a president, will look out for all of us women, or inadvertently just White women. Jada Pinkett-Smith voiced her concerns earlier this year after Clinton’s announced her campaign. Here’s a snippet of what she wrote on Facebook:

“The only question I have been asking myself is if I’m suppose to vote for Hillary because she is a woman; will she take us to the mountaintop with her or will women of color once again be left out and left behind? For example, during the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, black women were specifically excluded because Northern white women feared of losing support of Southern white women if black women were included. What made it even more offensive is that the two women given the credit of pioneering the woman’s movement were at first abolitionists. Those were complicated times, but as time has gone on it seems as if that sentiment of separatism did not let up and permeated through the feminist movement as a place to facilitate and empower white women only. I personally suffered the racism and classism of the feminist movement and now have had to watch my daughter battle even ageism as she journeys to participate in the feminist movement. But she continues to fight the good fight referring to herself as a feminist while her mother refers to herself as a womanist who supports feminism and feminists.”

Instantly, I was pro-Hillary when I heard of her determined second time to run for the Democratic party, but I completely understood where Pinkett-Smith was coming from. And truthfully, I held a similar sentiment after Patricia Arquette‘s Oscar speech that felt more like a plea for women like her (White) than all women. But let’s have some faith in Clinton especially amongst bordering extremists like Carson. First they attacked Planned Parenthood and now politicians who claim to have the best interest of women in their proposals want us raising a nation of rape babies but have no suggestions on what to do with the rapists that more often than we would like continue to roam the streets freely.

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Say no to garbage like the comments Ben Carson has made.

*Roe vs. Wade was a famous Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion in the U.S. Watch a video of the case here:

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