Planned Parenthood Accuses Fiorina of Lying During Debate
Planned Parenthood has struck back against Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and her claims that the group is harvesting fetuses for profit.
Fiorina originally called on the Democrats to watch the recently leaked Planned Parenthood tapes.
“I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, to watch these tapes. 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,'” Fiorina said Wednesday night at the GOP presidential debate.
Planned Parenthood maintains that Fiorina’s claims are false.
“The images show nothing like what Carly Fiorina said they do, and they have nothing to do with Planned Parenthood. The video footage that she claims exists — and that she ‘dared’ people to watch — does not exist,” Planned Parenthood spokesman Eric Ferrero said in a memo released via email Thursday. “We have a word for that: It’s a lie. And it’s not the first time Carly Fiorina has lied.”
In addition, Dawn Laguens of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund has invited Fiorina to come to a clinic to see how they are actually run.
“I am writing to tell you directly that your claims are completely false and that the video footage you described simply does not exist. Literally, there is no such scene on any of the heavily edited, widely discredited videos that have been released by anti-abortion extremists. Your statements last night, while vivid and attention-getting, were completely untrue,” Laguens wrote.
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