Ben Carson’s issue with Black Lives Matter, he said Friday, is that the protest movement is not focusing enough on abortion.
“My beef with the Black Lives Matter movement has been, I think they have to add a word and that is ‘all,” all black lives matter, including the ones that are eradicated by abortion,” Carson said at a press conference in Ferguson, Missouri. He also added to that category the lives ended by violence on the street.
Carson was questioned at length about how he approaches the question of race and fairness when it comes to policing.
“We need to deemphasize race and we need to emphasize respect,” he said.