This whole story is sad, and the only person who deserves any anger and ridicule is David Daleiden, for exploiting a mother's tragedy in order to further his cynical, misogynist goals.
Lexi Oliver Fretz posted the story of her son's too-early birth and death shortly after he left the womb. He was at nineteen weeks' gestation and simply too early to survive. It's a sad story and my heart goes out to her.
BUT. There was no abortion, nor was there anyone eagerly waiting to harvest "baby parts," as Fiorina has so emphatically stated. In fact, according to Fretz' story, her children were permitted to visit their deceased brother and hold him before he was buried. Hardly the cold-blooded clinical procedure CMP claims took place.
Fretz is an anti-abortion believer, however. So when she heard that the photo of her deceased child was used in a CMP video, she posted this to Facebook:
I'm not going to judge. I'm just here to say that CMP's use of a photo of someone's stillborn child and calling it abortion is EVIL. Letting them do it isn't too bright either.
As for Carly Fiorina's delusional claim that if she keeps saying it happened it must have happened, I'll let Wonkette do the talking. Kaili Joy Gray went off on Carly today, not just for her cynical abuse of the entire country's sympathies, but for forcing the lie to continue long past its expiration date:
So because, as we said,THE FUCKING VIDEO DOES NOT FUCKING EXIST, Team Carly decided to just make its own. Stock footage plus Carly doing her MAD FACE at the debate, and voila! She has been vindicated and Planned Parenthood is guilty, just like she said, and now we must defund it, even though that’s actually a terrible and terribly unpopular idea that would cost taxpayers even more money. (And again, let us marvel at Carly’s terrific fiscally conservative business sense.) And if we don’t do like she says, based on the video she hallucinated from sniffing too much toner, well then, for shame, Bamz and Hillz and America, FOR SHAME!↓ Story continues below ↓
But really? For shame, Carly, for lying to push an extremist agenda, which would harm millions of women, and continuing to push that lie even when it has been proven to be a lie. And then having the audacity to blame anyone but herself for being caught in her lies. FOR SHAME!
Please, when you comment, don't be hard on the mother. She's been through enough without getting hate because of political differences. I feel so sorry for her loss. I only wish politicians were respectful enough of others to choose not to exploit it.
[h/t Daily Kos]