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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at Red State Celebration on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Atlanta.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015|12:28 a.m.
GREENVILLE, S.C.– Republican presidential enthusiastic Carly Fiorina has actually invested the last two weeks repeating an erroneous description of videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists. That appears bound to continue as she makes her opposition to Planned Parenthood a centerpiece of her 2016 campaign.
Campaigning in South Carolina on Friday, Fiorina stated she “definitely” stands by her criticism of Planned Being a parent. She implicated the females’s health company– it’s also the country’s biggest abortion service provider– of pressing “propaganda” against her while being “helped and abetted by the media.”
Fiorina has rejected the realities surrounding her claim as a “technicality.” Planned Parenthood, meanwhile, survived today the most recent attempt of conservatives in Congress to cut off its federal funding and implicated her of lying.
The flap started at Republicans’ Sept. 16 governmental argument, when Fiorina raised extensively circulated videos covertly tape-recorded by anti-abortion lobbyists and revealing Planned Parenthood executives going over the sale of fetal tissue to researchers.
“As relates to Planned Being a parent, anybody who has actually watched this videotape– I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to see these tapes,” Fiorina stated. “View a totally formed fetus on the table, its heart whipping, its legs kicking while somebody states we have to keep it alive to collect its brain.”
That in-depth scene does not occur in the videos, produced by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Development. One of the videos, still posted on the center’s YouTube channel since Friday, shows a female identified as an “ex-procurement professional” from a company aside from Planned Parenthood going over harvesting the brain of an aborted fetus.
As the woman talks, the video cuts away to show an image that manufacturers have actually verified is stock video of a stillborn child miscarried in a hospital after 19 weeks of pregnancy.
After being questioned multiple times about her claims, Fiorina’s campaign released an online advertisement that once more consists of the image, with the claim that “Carly Fiorina won the argument. Now come the incorrect attacks.”
This, despite the truth that the child was miscarried, not aborted, and that the image originates from a hospital procedure inapplicable with Planned Parenthood.
Fiorina has pressed back in multiple interviews. Often, the crux of her argument, beyond staying with her incorrect description of the anti-Planned Being a parent videos, is that she has not misrepresented the group’s actions which the larger issue is about the character of the country.
“They’re attempting to have a conversation about a technicality about a videotape,” Fiorina said last week at Christian ladies’s university hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The center, which does not provide abortions, has ended up being a popular stop for Republican governmental prospects. “The character of this country can not be about butchery of children for body parts,” Fiorina stated.
At another South Carolina stop, she connected liberals’ assistance for abortion rights with environmental policies. “They are completely prepared to damage other people’s tasks and livelihoods and communities in order to secure fish and frogs and flies,” she said. “But they do not believe a 17-week-old, a 20-week-old, a 24-week-old deserves conserving. This, ladies and gentlemen, is hypocrisy.”
Yet when asked particularly about the video, she’s never ever budged. On NBC’s Sept. 27 edition of “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd asked Fiorina if she would admit to “exaggerating” the scene in concern. “No, not at all,” she said. “That scene absolutely does exist.” But she has not produced the video footage and even anti-abortion lobbyists say it does not exist as she has described it.
On Friday, she asked in South Carolina, “Why is it Planned Being a parent can not and will not deny late-term abortions are being performed for the functions of getting brains and other body parts? … It’s occurring.”
Planned Being a parent does not disagreement that fetal tissue is sometimes considered research study, however keeps in mind the practice is legal and payments only cover costs of the process.
“In 2 states, Planned Being a parent assists patients who wish to donate tissue for fetal tissue analyze, following clear assistance that works out above and beyond the legal requirements in this location,” said spokesperson Eric Ferrero, referring to California and Washington. “This work is not about ‘collecting’ or ‘offering’ or ‘profiting’– it has to do with assisting help with clients’ desires to support medical research study that can assist treat and treat severe diseases.”
Recent ballot recommends Fiorina’s criticism of Planned Parenthood runs out step with the larger electorate but in line with conservatives. Seat Proving ground discovered in a Sept. 22-27 survey that 60 percent of grownups in the U.S. desired a spending plan offer to keep financing for Planned Parenthood. However amongst Republicans, 66 percent said any budget plan deal have to remove the money– 78 percent among those who recognize as “conservative Republican politicians.”