At a meeting held in the shadow of the nation’s capital, famed pediatric neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson explained that babies being aborted do feel pain.
Speaking to a packed house at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Dr. Carson offered his remarks — tinged with awe and wonder — as only a man who has lovingly helped, saved and cared for thousands of young lives is able.
“God has orchestrated an incredible situation where the egg and the sperm come together, and within a matter of 10 to 12 weeks, you can see the little fingers and the little toes, and the little nose, and the face, the heart is starting to beat,” said Carson. “It’s absolutely amazing.”
“And then (the brain) goes on to develop very rapidly from there,” continued Carson. “Hundreds of thousands of neurons every single day.”
“I’ve had the privilege of being able to operate on little babies that were 25, 26, 27, 28 weeks’ gestation,” said the world famous neurosurgeon. “I can guarantee you, they can feel, they can react.
”You have to give them anesthesia, if you’re going to cut them. Believe me,” said Carson, who added, “They can also respond to comfort and to warmth.”
“For somebody to say that’s a meaningless bunch of cells, honestly,” said Carson, “is just totally ignorant.
”Carson said the act of aborting a child is “barbaric,” and that for late-term abortions, where the baby could live outside the womb, he used the term, “murder.” “The level of barbarism that (late-term abortion) requires … I quite frankly don’t know how people can do it,” said Carson.