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Carly Fiorina’s Planned Parenthood Debate Comments Spark Predictable Backlash from Media’s Loyal Abortion Defenders 

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Abortion defenders attack Fiorina for her comments about Center for Medical Progress videos.

Ian Tuttle writes:

…according to Politico, Hillary Clinton is likely to make Republicans’ opposition to Planned Parenthood a staple of her campaign: “What will matter for the Republicans a year from now is that each candidate stood on the stage and said they would defund Planned Parenthood,” Clinton’s communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, told the outlet, “[and] would even favor shutting down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood. That is what’s going to stand out from this debate, and that’s what is going to matter a year from now.”

Good. It should stand out. Fiorina delivered a powerful statement that highlighted — perhaps for people who had never given it a thought — the spirit of barbarism that animates an organization that receives taxpayer dollars. Perhaps that is something unwitting Americans ought to think about.

[Read the full text here, at National Review Online]

Let’s have this fight. It’s long past time that Planned Parenthood’s unchallenged status as the sine qua non of women’s health care be challenged. Why not talk about how Planned Parenthood, despite its vague “women’s health” rhetoric, does not provide services such as mammograms?

Why not give Planned Parenthood’s $528 million subsidy to the 9,000 local Community Health Centers that provide women with a wider range of services (such as mammograms), that are more responsive to local health needs, and that don’t provide abortions? Secretary Clinton: Why not?

The majority of voters support a national 20-week abortion ban, and more women support the ban than men. The official abortion plank of the Democratic platform is opposed by 86 percent of voters….(read more)

Source: National Review Online

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