DES MOINES, Iowa, August 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told Iowa State Fair attendees that Planned Parenthood employees “target poor communities.”
Speaking at the Iowa State Fair Soapbox, Fiorina said that while “science is proving us right every day … you do not have to be pro-life to understand the hideous nature of what is going on here.” A partial transcript of Fiorina's comments was published by The Daily Caller.
Referencing the racist beliefs and intentions of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, who wanted to focus on reducing the population of blacks in America, Fiorina said that “Planned Parenthood … from its 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,” continued Fiorina. “That … is not right.”
“This is about the moral character of our nation,” she stated, “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 demonstratively 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.'”
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“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 to how many mammograms they do.”
Fiorina vowed that as president, she would implement a tougher budgeting system than the one currently used by the federal government, and that she “simply will not provide the money to fund Planned Parenthood.”
While a president does not “provide” money for any organizations, or spend any money at all – that is Congress's purview in the Constitution, via its power of the purse – presidents often use the bully pulpit and the power of the veto to influence the use of federal dollars.