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Ben Carson said he would not support aborting a baby Adolf Hitler

Jeb Bush had said he would indeed kill baby Hitler -- but wasn't asked about abortion

(CNN) —  

No, Ben Carson would not travel back in time to abort baby Adolf Hitler.

“I’m not in favor of aborting anybody,” the retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday night.

Carson was asked that question by an SBNation reporter after the GOP’s fourth debate.

His answer came days after Jeb Bush said that “hell yeah,” he would, if he could, travel back in time and kill a baby Hitler – though he wasn’t asked about abortion. The question came from a New York Times Magazine poll in late October.

“It could have a dangerous effect on everything else, but I’d do it – I mean, Hitler,” Bush told The Huffington Post.