GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said pro-Planned Parenthood activists showed up at a recent event to throw condoms at her “and several of the activists were dressed up like birth control dispensers.”
Fiorina has been under attack from abortion-rights activists since her forceful comments in the last primary debate about undercover videos detailing the harvesting of body parts from abortion for research.
“It’s terrible to see a woman, the only woman running for president, attack Planned Parenthood that helps so many millions of women. It’s a sad day, but it’s the way it is. Not all women are going to fight for women. Carly Fiorina does not. She fights for herself, and she’ll say almost anything to get elected,” said her former Senate election rival, Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
Last night on Fox, Fiorina said the condom-throwing is “all part of their act to try and convince people that this debate we’re having about butchering babies is actually about birth control or women’s health.”
“It’s, of course, no such thing. It’s about butchering babies for body parts,” she said. “But nevertheless, they’re throwing condoms, hoping it will make a difference. I think the American people are smarter than that. And I will not be silent on this issue.”
Fiorina added that to say it’s “sexist to go after Planned Parenthood’s lies is pretty rich.”
“And in fact, when you mentioned those protesters who were throwing condoms at me — this woman said to me from among the protesters — I’m willing to sit down and talk to anyone — she said, why do you hate women? And at the time, I was surrounded by women of all ages,” she continued.
“It is part of the game they play. When Barbara Boxer says, well, you know, she doesn’t support women, this is part and parcel of Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric.”
Fiorina stressed that “Planned Parenthood has not, will not, cannot deny that this is happening because it is.”
“And if they care so much about women’s health, why is it that Democrats will not agree to use taxpayer funding to support pregnancy centers all around this country?” she added.