Carly Fiorina: Planned Parenthood targets the poor must be defunded
Carly Fiorina is correct that from their foundation Planned Parenthood has targeted poor African American women. This accusation has also been said by Dr. Ben Carson, another GOP Presidential 2016 hopeful and the numbers are staggering.
Fiorina is outraged that videos from the Center for Medical Progress have shown Planned Parenthood employees callously describing how they manipulate abortion procedures to harvest the body parts of the babies they abort.
Recently an employee from a procurement company used by Planned Parenthood suggested that they do not even get consent before using the unborn babies for their grisly medial experiments.
While speaking from the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, Carly Fiorina called for Planned Parenthood to be defunded telling the crowd:
“When you can have employees who target poor communities who are pushing women into later term abortions so they can more successfully harvest body parts even though late term abortions are demonstrably bad for women. You can only be horrified when you see employees picking over a petri dish for body parts while they say, look it’s a baby. There is no excuse, Planned Parenthood must be defunded!”
“And anyone who buys the Democrat argument that this is about women’s health, you need to look at all of the other facilities that provide women’s health services. You need to go look at the facts at how many mammograms they actually do.
“You need to go look and understand the foundation of Planned Parenthood, which from it’s very inception targeted poor women, African American and Hispanic women. There are more African American lives aborted in New York City every year than are born alive, That ladies and gentlemen is not right!”
The Blaze is reporting that, following release of the CMP videos, the House Oversight Committee has penned a letter to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards requesting seven documents or pieces of information be handed over by next week.
The letter, authored by Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), noted the series of recent undercover sting videos that purport to show the abortion provider engaging in the sale of aborted fetal parts.
“Recently released videos implicate Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates in potentially unlawful transactions involving fetal tissue,” the letter said. “In the videos, Planned Parenthood representatives discuss the demand for certain body parts, the manner in which patient consent is solicited, pricing considerations, and the methods by which doctors manipulate procedures to ensure that tissues remain intact.”
It added, “The disturbing content of these videos raises questions as to whether federal funds are being used to finance the potentially illegal conduct described therein.”