In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which banned federal Medicaid coverage of abortion, the law went into effect in 1977 and the Supreme Court ruled it was constitutional in 1980. This amendment means there IS NO GOVERNMENT FUNDED ABORTION. Yet Carly Fiorina and her pro-fetus proponents insist they are waging a noble crusade against America's baby-killers, who insist that women should have the right to choose.
Planned Parenthood wants the lies to stop, but people are still claiming her video commentary had some basis in reality. Carly's completely fabricated story is presented in very misleading terms, especially in the Washington Times:
Planned Parenthood lashed out at Carly Fiorina on Wednesday, accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of peddling “flat-out” lies about the group’s abortion services and urging her to visit one of its clinics to get a better sense of what the organization does for women’s health.
Okay, that sounds reasonable. Then the article begins to slant erroneously towards the defense of the lying, failed, corporate raider.
During the second debate, held last week at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Ms. Fiorina said Americans should be outraged at undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s operations. She said the videos showed “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.”
Is that followed up with any kind of challenge to that statement, which was completely based on lies? She has absolutely no evidence for that scenario she presented. None, whatsoever. No one on CNN or the MSM fact-checked Fiorina in real time, like she should have been. The W.T. says,
Ms. Fiorina’s statement has divided people on all sides, and independent fact-checkers, members of the media and activists have offered various explanations of what the footage shows and whether it is misleading or not.
The candidate has stuck by her claims.
“I will continue to dare anyone who wants to continue to fund Planned Parenthood, watch these videotapes,” Ms. Fiorina said on “Fox News Sunday.”
The article mentions Planned Parenthood's role in all this, but it's just a paragraph or two. It's as if Planned Parenthood is fighting a losing battle, even though ALL the evidence is on their side.
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, fired off a letter Wednesday to the Fiorina campaign accusing the former Hewlett-Packard CEO of promoting “false and scurrilous claims about Planned Parenthood.”
“You insist that a video exists showing graphic and disturbing images at Planned Parenthood. No such video exists — because no such events took place,” Ms. Laguens said. “You are repeating claims that have been discredited and debunked widely. I am writing to ask you directly to stop making false and offensive claims about Planned Parenthood.”
The right wing rag felt compelled to follow that information with this:
Ned Ryun, an adviser with Carly for America, said Planned Parenthood was targeting Ms. Fiorina because she succeeded in bringing attention to the issue. (Not exactly, she was being targeted because she is LYING.)
“And she is a strong woman who is pro-life and saying she is pro-life and saying that Planned Parenthood should be defunded,” Mr. Ryun said. “It is easier for [Planned Parenthood] to say it is another white dude advocating for taking away a ‘woman’s rights,” whereas here you have a strong, smart, intelligent woman saying, ‘I am pro-life and this should be defunded.’”
No, she is not a strong woman. She is a bitter, angry and malevolent woman, who was unable to bear her own children, and who is lashing out at others to take their rights away from them. Since she personally would never have needed an abortion, no one else should have that right either, as far as Carly, the job-slasher is concerned. When she was running for California Senate in 2010, she made clear her abortion stance:
In a wide-ranging interview Friday, Fiorina also explained her opposition to abortion rights in the most personal way since her campaign officially started last fall.
"I myself was not able to have children of my own, and so I know what a precious gift life is," Fiorina said.
Perhaps you shouldn't base all your policies on your own selfish feelings and life experiences, Carly? But then again, what more should we expect from a quintessential Republican-woman? The term itself is oxymoronic, akin to 'gay-homophobe' or 'Jewish-Nazi' or 'Black-Klansmen,' the former contradicting the latter in all cases.