Ben Carson

Ben Carson

Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and present Republican Party candidate for president, said during a Fox News segment abortion was devastating the black community, and in fact had become the number one cause of death of people of color.

Fox News host Eric Bolling first asked about abortion rates in black communities, and Carson’s opinion of the depressing statistics. And Carson’s response?

“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,” he said, Mediaite reported.

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He also pointed to the founding days of Planned Parenthood and the misconceptions about Margaret Sanger, the leading force into the establishment of the health care and abortion provider, and said those who currently work at the nonprofit ought to read up on their history.

“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,” Carson said. “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 conversation comes on the heels of remarks Carson made to Fox News’ Neil Cavuto earlier this week about the start of Planned Parenthood to abort black babies and “control that population,” Carson said then.

In that interview, as reported by the Daily Caller, Carson said: “Maybe I am not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood, but you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is and I know that she believed in eugenics, and one of the reasons you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population. I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger who founded this place – a woman Hillary Clinton by the way says that she admires. Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany said about her.”

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