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Published On: Mon, Jul 27th, 2015

Carly Fiorina takes aim at Hillary Clinton on abortion as ‘extreme’

2016 Presidential GOP candidate Carly Fiorina targeted Hillary Clinton for her stance on abortion and claiming the former secretary of state has an “extreme” position.

During a campaign event in South Carolina, Clinton reportedly told supporters that “Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years,” describing it as “unfortunate” and limits on fetal age as “extreme.”

Fiorina used the same language to describe Clinton’s stance on abortion during a recent interview on CNN.

“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,” she said.

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“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 those body parts are preserved so they can be sold.”

“That, Jake, is extreme,” the former Hewlett-Packard CEO told host Jake Tapper.

Fiorina has previously said her that her pro-life position has been “clear and consistent” from the time she ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in California in 2010.

She recently joined other Republican leaders to champion the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act through Congress. That bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on evidence that fetuses can survive outside the womb and are capable of experiencing pain at that period of gestation.

Fiorina supports legal abortion in cases of rape and incest, saying her views are more in line with Americans who “now believe that abortion for any reason at all, to be paid for by taxpayers, after five months is an abomination.”

While Clinton avoided condemning the behavior Planned Parenthood revealed in the new videos, Fiorina called the video footage “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 that ultrasound at that same stage in her pregnancy, the doctor would not be talking about fetuses or specimens or tissues,” she said. “They would be saying, ‘Look at your baby’s heartbeat, look at your baby’s eyes, look at your baby’s organs.'”

baby in daddy's hand photo/ public domain pic from pixabay.com

baby in daddy’s hand photo/ public domain pic from pixabay.com

 

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