Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina seized her opportunity to debate Republican presidential front runners Wednesday night, Sept. 16, by blasting the continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood in the wake of evidence that the organization helps fund its activities by selling body parts of aborted fetuses.
Fiorina left no doubt that she was taking up the mantle to protect the unborn from mercenary abortionists during the 11-candidate debate. Regardless of whether she actually wins the nomination, Fiorina grabbed the moral high ground and singled out top Democrats such as President Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton for failing to condemn the practice of harvesting and selling brains and other body parts from fetuses that have beating hearts.
“I dare Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to watch these tapes,” Fiorina said during the debate. “Watch 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. This is about the character of our nation. And if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill [to provide federal funding for Planned Parenthood, shame on us.”
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, introduced S. 1881 on July 28 that is aimed at prohibiting federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, offered a motion on Aug. 3 to reconsider a cloture vote that failed, 53-46, to obtain the minimum support of three-fifths, or 60, of the 100 senators to allow a measure to proceed rather than end up blocked by the opposition. Before 1975, two-thirds, or 67, of the 200 senators needed to vote in favor of the legislation proceeding.