Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the bond between a mother and an infant during pregnancy is “one of the most sacred that exists.”

Carson, referring to the controversial Planned Parenthood undercover videos, said “We, as a society, have allowed our sensitivities to gradually be dulled to the point where it takes something of this magnitude to begin to shock us when all along babies were being slaughtered."

Carson referred to the third undercover video made public by the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, which purportedly shows a buyer inside a clinic discussing pricing for fetal tissues after abortions.

He is among a growing Republican chorus calling to defund Planned Parenthood. He said the “sacred” relationship “between a mother and a developing child has been distorted to the point we have many women who believe that that's an inconvenience for them, and that that child is their enemy and that child can be destroyed.”

“And that anybody who doesn't agree with that is engaged in a war on women," Carson said.