Carson: When I Worked With Fetal Tissue It Was Like I Was An Archeologist
Ben Carson is trying to explain away his involvement in fetal tissue research.
“Well first of all they claim that I’m doing fetal research, which is absolutely absurd,” Carson stated on the Heidi Harris Show last week. “I’m the surgeon, I obtained the tissue, I turn it over to the pathologist, and then they examine it, compare it with other specimens and try to get more information of where it came from.”
“It’s sort of like if you’re doing an archeological dig and you found a tablet with some strange writing on it. I’m sort of the archaeologist who found it,” continued Carson. “I turn it over and say ‘you guys, see if you can figure out where this came from. And they go back to all their archives, and all the things that they’ve had before, and they compare it and say, ‘oh you know, it’s sort of like it came from this are over here or Mesopotamia or something.’”
Carson said criticism of him and the study is similar to someone criticizing archaeologists for having an archive to compare their findings to.
“And are you gonna criticize them for having that archive,” said Carson. “Well someone’s gonna say, ‘where did you get that stuff from? You must have stole it from a museum. Aha! You’re a thief’ Come on, give me a break. Basically, that’s what we’re talking about.”