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Ben Carson: I Would Not Abort Baby Hitler

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 12/11/2015 Nico Pitney

The latest dividing line in the 2016 GOP presidential race: hypothetical scenarios involving baby Adolf Hitler, naturally. 

Last week, Jeb Bush made headlines by telling HuffPost that he would indeed go back in time and kill baby Hitler in his crib if he had the opportunity.

"Hell yeah, I would!" he said, despite acknowledging the possibility of unintended consequences. "You gotta step up, man."

The question initially arose when The New York Times Magazine polled its readers last month and found that a plurality of respondents said they would kill Hitler as a baby.

On Tuesday night, Ben Carson was asked about a slightly different scenario. 

"As perhaps the most anti-Hitler but also the most anti-abortion candidate," prefaced the questioner, some smart-aleck holding an iPhone camera, "would you be in favor of aborting baby Hitler?"

Carson responded, "I'm not in favor of aborting anybody."

So there you have it, America.

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