Ben Carson speaks outside the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at Iowa State University during a campaign stop in in Ames, IO on Oct. 24, 2015.
Charlie Neibergall—AP
October 25, 2015 9:41 AM EDT

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said he would “love” to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, making abortion illegal nationwide, with almost no exemptions.

“I’m a reasonable person and if people can come up with a reasonable explanation of why they would like to kill a baby, I’ll listen,” Carson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

While the Republican candidate said he opposes abortions for unwanted pregnancies and in cases of rape and incest, the retired neurosurgeon told moderator Chuck Todd he might be open to allowing abortions to preserve the life and health of the mother.

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