Does Ben Carson have a blind spot on fetal tissue?

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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson appears on Fox Business Network's 'Varney & Co.' in New York on August 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson appears on Fox Business Network's 'Varney & Co.' in New York on August 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Brendan McDermid *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-GRIFFIN-COLUMN, originally transmitted on September 23, 2015, or with RNS-CARSON-FAITH, originally transmitted on Oct. 27, 2015.

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(RNS) The dispute could become a political problem for Carson as he becomes a factor in the crowded GOP field.

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  • Mduduzi

    It has been a couple of days since Ben Carson explained his role in the research. Won’t it be fair journalism to look into his actual role in the study? If not, there is risk of guilt by association. Furthermore, if we are going to say we only work with people with whom we agree 100%, then we’ll find nobody to work with and nobody to influence by our example.
    Carson contributed damaged/dead tissue that he had surgically removed in the process of healing. He handed over such tissue to pathologists who prepared it and compared it to tissue from aborted babies which they found in the “bank”.
    We also should not fail to note that the left is holding up Ben’s alleged low ethics on abortion as justification for their position. Now if Ben’s low point is their high reference, then there is something to the life of Dr Ben Carson.

  • Taquoshi

    Oh, great! Now PP is going to play the “What did he know and when did he know it?” game in an attempt to implicate Dr. Carson.

    My question would be to anyone involved in questioning this, did you personally research the person who checked out your groceries the other day to make sure that he/she was not abusive towards another family member? Okay, and have you run a background check on your co-workers to insure they have no traffic tickets or a criminal record? No, you didn’t because you should be focused on doing your job or purchasing food for the week. The assumption is that people are innocent until proven guilt. Dr. Carson had NO reason to doubt that the tissue sample he used came from anything other than a legitimate source, i.e. tissue that was legally donated for research.

  • Larry

    And Ben Carson was full of crap then, he is now. His

    role in the research is publicly available and was the subject of a published peer reviewed medical journal. He lied when he told the public that there is no scientific value to such tissue.

    Frankly Ben Carson’s supporters won’t care too much about him lying about this sort of thing anyway. As long as he continues to oppose abortion he can get away with whatever nonsense his supporters want to hear.

    Its funny that the one thing which keeps people from considering Ben Carson a complete cretin are his skills and knowledge as a neurosurgeon. That however is now seen as a possible cause for fellow conservatives to run from him.

  • Carson does enough to doom his chances of surviving a primary that this is not really much more than minor schadenfreude.

    He lied about the usefulness of fetal tissue for some time. It won’t matter. The anti-abortion crowd loves to make crap up to support their views. What else is new?

  • Jay

    Really??? Vaccines contain aborted fetal tissue. Ben Carson is the Chairman of the board for VACCINOGEN. Ben Carson has wanted FORCED vaccines for all ages. He wants to deny all religious and ethical exemptions for those immunizations. Vaccines are his cash cow and Carson also has the mentality of “for the greater good”. He is very clear about that in numerous video interviews. Carson also has purported gov’t mandated catastrophic health care and 2 breaths later Carson says that the quality of life should be coinsidered rather than age of patient. He also believes that quadriplegics should be allowed to kill themselves…. Can you say “god complex”?

  • Jay

    Really?? Vaccines contain aborted fetal tissue. Ben Carson is the Chairman of the board for VACCINOGEN. Carson has wanted FORCED vaccines for all ages. He wants to deny all religious and ethical exemptions for those immunizations. Vaccines are his cash cow and Carson also has the mentality of “for the greater good”. He is very clear about that in numerous video interviews. Carson also has purported gov’t mandated catastrophic health care and 2 breaths later he says that the quality of life should be coinsidered rather than age of patient. He also believes that quadriplegics should be allowed to kill themselves…. Can you say “god complex”? Carson also wants mandated electronic records and regulated insurance companies. Apparently you are not familiar with his working for Mannatech knowing they were fraudulently advertising their product which killed people. He blamed that on the “employees”. This is not a man of integrity,God nor a liberty and freedom minded person as he claims he…