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In a split with Trump, Ben Carson calls for a national abortion ban

by NBC News

Ben Carson, who is often talked about as a potential running mate for Donald Trump, is out with a new book in which he calls for a federal ban on abortion — a notable difference from the former president.

“What is needed is legislation that guarantees the right to life for all American citizens, including those still in the womb,” Carson — a noted pediatric neurosurgeon who was the Trump administration’s secretary of housing and urban development — writes in “The Perilous Fight,” which was released Tuesday. “Therefore, we must be boldly vocal about saving our fellow human beings through the legislative process. They are counting on us!”

Trump’s current stance is not in favor of a national ban on abortion, the issue that continues to dog Republicans in recent elections.

In April, he released a video saying he believed abortion policy should be left up to the states.

“My view is, now that we have abortion where everybody wanted it from a legal standpoint, the states will determine by vote or legislation, or perhaps both, and whatever they decide must be the law of the land,” Trump said.

The video did little to put the issue to rest for Trump — whose Supreme Court nominations sealed the deal on overturning Roe v. Wade — or for other Republican candidates, who have since had to weigh in on extreme abortion bans in the states.

Carson’s book calls for a return to conservative values, such as for men to “assume the responsibility of leadership” in families and ways to combat the “decline of the American family.”

He speaks about the Israel-Hamas war, writing that Israel was caught by surprise on Oct. 7 because of the “coordination of those attacks at a single time and in a specific order.”

“A similar attack is taking place against America, specifically against American families,” Carson writes, adding that the country’s enemies are engaged in a “prolonged, coordinated, multipronged assault with the specific goal of devastating our families.”

Carson has long…

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