Carly Fiorina was on Sean Hannity’s show last night talking about the taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood hacks who dressed up as birth control dispensers and threw condoms at her because…women’s health, or something. Watch her take them down (starts around 4:35):
SEAN HANNITY: Were condoms thrown at you by Planned Parenthood activists?
CARLY FIORINA: Yes. Condoms were thrown at me, and several of the women were dressed up like birth control dispensers. You see, it’s all part of their act to try to convince people that this debate we’re having about butchering babies is actually about birth control or women’s health. It’s of course no such thing. It’s about butchering babies for body parts. But nevertheless, they’re throwing condoms, hoping it will make a difference — I think the American people are smarter than that, and I will not be silent on this issue.
HANNITY: They had the hearings yesterday. The Planned Parenthood president went on television last night and claimed that anybody questioning the selling of baby body parts for Lamborghinis is somehow sexist.
(VIDEO CLIP OF CECILE RICHARDS)
HANNITY: Now, on top of that, Carly, you had Barbara Boxer, the senator from California, you had the Planned Parenthood executive vice president both personally going after you, and I want to get your response to them both.
(VIDEO CLIP OF BARBARA BOXER)
HANNITY: You have not told one lie, Carly Fiorina. What’s your reaction to that?
FIORINA: That’s right. Oh gosh, where do I start? First of all, to say it’s sexist to go after Planned Parenthood’s lies is pretty rich, and in fact, when you mention those protestors that were throwing condoms at me, this woman said to me from among the protestors — I’m willing to sit down and talk to anyone. She said, ‘Why do you hate women?’ And at the time I was surrounded by women of all ages. It is part of the game they play. When Barbara Boxer says, ‘You know, she doesn’t support women’ – this is part and parcel of Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric. You know, Hillary Clinton once said when she was campaigning against Joni Ernst last year in Iowa, she said, ‘It’s not enough to be a woman. You have to be a woman who believes.’ And then she went through her litany of liberal talking points. In other words, it is Democrats and liberals and Planned Parenthood executives that don’t want any distance between their orthodoxy and any other woman.
And by the way, up until this point in time — not only am I not lying, but Planned Parenthood has not, will not, cannot deny that this is happening, because it is. And if they care so much about women’s health, why is it that Democrats will not agree to use taxpayer funding to support pregnancy centers all across the country? Why do they oppose that?
HANNITY: Well, Republicans — they can take that $500 million, that half a billion dollars a year and give it to other groups that are not involved in the harvesting of baby body parts, and then they can’t make the argument
FIORINA: Certainly they could.
HANNITY: Would you like to see Republicans take such a strong stand that under no circumstance will they fund it?
FIORINA: I think that we must take a strong stand for a whole set of reasons. One, we have to demonstrate what we’re about, what we believe in, what our values are. But secondly, we have to educate the American people about what this really is. Is President Obama, Barbara Boxer, all these Democrats — are they really prepared to shut the government down over what is about $500 million dollars that has nothing to do with women’s health? This is an organization that funnels millions of dollars in political contributions to pro-abortion candidates. The question that I would ask over and over again is, number one, why have they not denied that this isn’t happening? They cannot. But number two, if you are so concerned about women’s health then why are you blocking taxpayer funding for pregnancy centers all over this country — pregnancy centers that do huge amounts of good work that must be privately funded?
Thomas Valentine is a researcher for APIA and a junior at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.