Dr. Ben Carson’s Remarks at the 2013 Values Voter Summit

By Vineworker - FRCAction On October 14, 2013

Dr. Ben Carson delivered the following remarks at the 2013 Values Voter Summit. Below is an excerpt of his remarks:

My dream was to become a doctor. As a youngster growing up in Detroit and Boston, it seemed like a lofty goal, but something that I felt was obtainable. And when I finally did achieve that dream as an intern and a junior resident at Johns Hopkins, one of the things that really struck me as I went into those wards, and I would see all of these people – the CEO of this company, the president of this organization, the crown prince of this country, the queen of this nation – frequently dying of some horrible disease, and every single one of them would have gladly given every penny and every title for a clean bill of health. And you begin to realize how critically important your health is. It is the most valuable thing that you have. Everything else pales into insignificance compared to your health. And that’s the reason that your health should be controlled by you and not by the government. (Cheers, applause.)

But when we’re talking about things that are important, life is important. And that includes the life of the unborn, also. (Applause.) You know, there are those of us in this society who’ve told women that there’s a war on them because that cute little baby inside of them, they may want to get rid of it. And there are people who are keeping you from doing that. And women say, no, no, they’re not doing that to me. No. And they get all riled up and think that somebody’s depriving them.

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