Carson: Fetal Tissue Allegations ‘Aren’t Even True’

Responding to critics that claim retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson used fetal tissue for research, Carson said Sunday his critics are “desperate” and that “they are looking for things that aren’t even true” from over a quarter century ago.

“It is a desperate attempt by some people to change the argument,” Carson said on “Fox News Sunday.”

The people raising the issue “are looking for things that aren’t even true,” Carson said, adding that he had never performed an abortion or even touched aborted tissue.

“What I did as a surgeon is take tissue samples and then give them to the pathologist” for comparison with other samples, quite different from the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood doctors dissecting fetal organs for sale that he’d criticized, Carson argued.