Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is defending research he did in 1992 on aborted fetal tissue, saying that the revelation is both “desperate” and ignorant.
Carson told The Washington Post that “you have to look at the intent. To willfully ignore evidence that you have for some ideological reason is wrong.”
“This has everything to do with how it’s acquired. If you’re killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead specimen and keeping a record of it,” Carson said.
The research, which was co-authored by Carson, was revealed by Dr. Jen Gunter, an OB-GYN and pain medicine doctor, who said that while Carson was “opining on the uselessness of fetal tissue research to Megyn Kelly, Dr. Carson neglected to mention his own paper Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle: Immunohistochemical evidence for non-neuropithelial differentiation published in Hum Pathold … in 1992.”