Carly Fiorina did an incredible job in her interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper yesterday when asked about the latest undercover video of a Planned Parenthood employee. Fiorina immediately went on offense attacking Hillary Clinton, a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood and of unrestricted abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth, at taxpayer’s expense:
CNN Host Jake Tapper – “Let’s turn to the question of abortion because I know you want to talk about it. One of your opponents, Governor Scott Walker signed a law in Wisconsin this week which would prohibit abortion after twenty weeks of a pregnancy. On twitter Hillary Clinton said ‘Governor Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in Wisconsin without exceptions for rape or incest.’ She called this ‘extreme and unacceptable.’ Walker re-tweeted her and called her ‘out-of-touch with most Americans.’ What’s your position on this legislation which does not allow exceptions for rape and incest?”
Carly Fiorina – “Well let’s talk about the legislation that’s sitting on the Senate floor right now which does allow for those exceptions. Let’s also talk about Hillary Clinton’s position – ‘it’s not a life until it leaves the hospital.’ That’s Hillary Clinton’s position. It’s Hillary Clinton’s position that a 13 year old girl needs her mother’s permission to go to a tanning salon or get a tattoo but not to get an abortion. It’s Hillary Clinton’s position that women should not be permitted to look at an ultrasound before an abortion and yet people who are trying to harvest body parts can use an ultrasound to make sure that those body parts are preserved. That Jake is extreme.”
Tapper – “Just to clarify, do you think there should be an exception for rape and incest?”
Fiorina – “I would be really delighted if, for once, the media would ask Hillary Clinton about the extremism of her position. ‘It’s not a life until it leaves the hospital.’ My position is very clear, it’s been clear and consistent since I ran for the Senate in 2010, anyone can look it up – yes I support exceptions – but the majority of the American people now believe that abortion for any reason at all, to be paid for by taxpayers after five months is an abomination. And this video tape – whether you’re a pro-choice woman or a pro-life woman – this video tape is depraved. The casual nature with which these people are talking about ‘fetuses’ and ‘tissue’ and ‘specimens.’ I tell you what, if a woman was looking at an ultrasound at that same stage of her pregnancy the doctor would not be talking about fetuses or specimens or tissues. They would be saying look at your baby’s heartbeat, look at your baby’s eyes, look at your baby’s organs.”
Tapper – “Carly Fiorina, thank you so much. Thank you for taking our questions.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization dedicated to electing leaders and advancing legislation to reduce and ultimately end abortion.