Carly Fiorina Blasts Hillary Clinton for ‘Deafening Silence’ on Planned Parenthood

'Every woman, every man has to look at these videos and think, what has gone wrong in our nation?'

Carly Fiorina
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July 21, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is demanding the federal government defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a second hidden camera video that appears to show an official from the organization discussing the sale of aborted baby parts.

In the new footage, released by the Center for Medical Progress Tuesday, a Planned Parenthood official identified as Dr. Mary Gatter appears to discuss the sale of fetal tissue, talking about using a "less crunchy" technique in order to keep body parts intact and asking a woman posing as a buyer to name her price for said tissue.

Fiorina quickly unveiled a video of herself alongside leaders from the Susan B. Anthony List, the Issues4Life Foundation, and other pro-life groups during which she decries the "moral depravity" of the federally-funded Planned Parenthood.

"It doesn’t matter whether you think you’re pro-choice or pro-life," Fiorina says. "Every woman, every man has to look at these videos and think, what has gone wrong in our nation?"

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO accuses Planned Parenthood of "hypocrisy" and "cruelty" in its treatment of women and unborn children, calling the recordings of the organization’s top officials touting the sale of fetal tissue a "terrible moment" for the country.

"It is made even more terrible by the absolute deafening silence of the Democratic Party," Fiorina declares. "Democrats have always fought for a policy that says it is not a life until it leaves the hospital. Hillary Clinton has fought to preserve that policy."

Fiorina calls on the federal government to "defund Planned Parenthood" and urges the Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that would prohibit abortion at 20 weeks and later.

While Republicans running for president in 2016 have been vocal in their criticism of Planned Parenthood since the first video of the organization’s top doctor discussing the sale of aborted baby parts surfaced, the Democratic field—except for Bernie Sanders—has remained silent.

Hillary Clinton has received more campaign cash from Planned Parenthood—almost $10,000 from nine different employees—than all of her Democratic rivals.

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