Planned Parenthood wants to save lives through murder, Carly Fiorina points out. Seriously?
CNS News reports, “Fiorina: Planned Parenthood ‘Hypocritical’ for Using Ultrasound to Harvest Body Parts.” As I wrote before, Carly Fiorina reacted vociferously when the first video about harvesting intact organs was posted. Now she has followed up in an interview with Fox News.
Carly Fiorina, a GOP presidential contender, told “Fox News Sunday” that Planned Parenthood lobbied against laws requiring that pregnant mothers be shown an ultrasound of their unborn babies prior to an abortion, and now it’s using that “same technology to harvest body parts” to save life of someone else.
“This is an abomination that Planned Parenthood has lobbied against a woman’s opportunity to look at an ultrasound before she makes an incredibly difficult choice to end the unborn life within her, and yet, they are using that same technology to harvest body parts, which they claim are not a life, in order to sell them to save another life,” said Fiorina. “It is unbelievably hypocritical, and I frankly find it astounding that anyone can defend it.
I’m unhappy that the story’s first paragraphs seem to indicate that Fiorina believes the organs are saving human lives. If Planned Parenthood could genuinely claim that these livers and lungs and other human tissue were being used to save lives, then I don’t see how Carly Fiorina can accuse them of hypocrisy. But there was no assurance requested in the video that these organs were going to save lives.
Later, the story indicates that Fiorina is actually skeptical of the claims of Planned Parenthood.
“Of course, they’re trying to say this is life-saving research. I just find it amazing that this group of pro-abortion lobbyists continue to say that they are protecting women’s health. Really?” Fiorina said. “Late-term abortion is demonstrably bad for women’s health. They continue to lobby against parental notification. Really?
“It’s protecting a teenager’s health that she can go to a tanning salon or get a tattoo … with her mother’s permission but she can get an abortion without her mother’s permission? This is not about someone else’s health. This is about a woman’s health, a woman’s opportunity to have all of the choices in front of her, and it is about a life that she is bearing,” she said.
That sounds a bit more like what a pro-lifer would say and believe. I wish the story had begun with that quotation. Planned Parenthood is not being hypocritical by saving lives. They are being hypocritical, as Carly Fiorina points out, by claiming to save lives when they are obviously more interested in ending lives and selling the parts.
The fact that they oppose ultrasound use for giving mothers an opportunity for an informed choice, while they use these ultrasounds to “crush” the babies in the right places to leave intact organs for sale, really makes the point.
I confess I havn’t thought much about Fiorina as a candidate. But if she continues to be outspoken in opposing abortion, then I am going to have to learn more about her!