The One Issue Democrats Probably Won’t Mention Tonight

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During the second GOP presidential debate — also on CNN — the investigative video series on Planned Parenthood’s grisly business of abortion and the sale of baby parts took center stage. But, will we see the same during the Democratic debate tonight?

While the Democrats would much rather spend two hours discussing the antics of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, they need to be asked the difficult questions and the American people deserve to know their answers.

CNN needs to ask the Democratic presidential candidates about the Planned Parenthood controversy and they each need to be pressed for specifics. Don’t pivot, don’t give a non-answer — be specific.

Planned Parenthood has come under fire over the past three months since the Center for Medical Progress investigative series, #PPSellsBabyParts, was launched back in July, and the heat has yet to cool. Congress debated defunding Planned Parenthood, the government nearly shut down because of it, and now Planned Parenthood is being investigated by Congress. Cecile Richards was even called to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently, which is probably a first for her.

But, even though this was huge news, the Left has tried everything to ignore it. They change the subject if it comes up, and they will never, I mean never, mention the word “abortion.”

The Obama administration avoided the videos completely in hopes that they could also avoid any direct questioning and that they could just use the Planned Parenthood talking points of “edited” when asked. Continue Reading

The GOP’s Secret Anti-Trump: Carly Fiorina

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

If you’re like me, you’re sitting on the edge of your seat, counting down the minutes until the second GOP presidential debate airs tonight on CNN. I can’t wait for the throwdowns, the banter, and the temper-tantrums. As much as I would enjoy seeing in-depth policy discussions and smart political commentary, I doubt we’re going to see much of that with television celebrity Donald Trump still topping the polls.

Trump thinks he’s invincible. And maybe he is. But the GOP has a secret weapon I want to see them launch at Trump tonight. And that’s my girl Carly Fiorina.

Carly is an incredible communicator, and, as we saw in the last debate, she is completely fearless. Carly is classy and articulate; she packs a punch and is willing to meet any attack or critic head-on. We saw this clearly during her interview on “The View” and throughout the last debate. Her presentation throughout the last Happy Hour debate was so powerful that, not only did she win the first debate, she dominated the main debate that evening as well.

Carly not only takes down her opponent, she takes down everything that gets in her way. Two days ago, Fiorina’s campaign released a powerful ad called “Look at this Face” that met Trump’s rude comments about her looks head on. But, not only did Carly hit Trump in the ad, the ad was so powerful that she also hit Hillary on the way out. Continue Reading

Fighting Fiorina Nails EMILY’s List to Wall

Over the weekend, “Fox News Sunday” hosted one of the most epic abortion debates that I have seen in a very long time. EMILY’s List VP Jess McIntosh and former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina got heated as they debated the recent undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the sale of fetal organs and tissue:

Fiorina nailed it at the outset, saying:

This has nothing to do with whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life. This has to do with the moral foundation of our nation. If a woman was sitting outside of Planned Parenthood in her OB-GYN’s office looking at this ultrasound at the same point in her pregnancy, her doctor would say to her, ‘look at your baby. Look at its heartbeat. Look at its fingers and toes.’

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. It’s unbelievably hypocritical and I find it astounding that anyone can defend it.

McIntosh of EMILY’s List pushed back but continuously struggled to defend Planned Parenthood and their sale of fetal organs. Time and time again, McIntosh fell flat and was pummeled by Fiorina. After countless failures, McIntosh then tried to salvage her position by using the typical Planned Parenthood talking point that the videos were “heavily edited.” To which Fiorina responded,

I find it fascinating that Planned Parenthood, EMILY’s List and the rest of the pro-abortion lobby are now suddenly so concerned about a heavily edited video.

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BREAKING: New Planned Parenthood Video Is Absolutely Shocking

In the latest video by the Center for Medical Progress, ex-clinic worker Holly O’Donnell shares the details of her time in the business of harvesting baby parts inside a Planned Parenthood and reveals the profit motive for Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts.  You can view the video below:

O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012, said, “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses.” In the video, she also shared how she fainted in shock on her first day of work in a Planned Parenthood clinic when she was asked to dissect an aborted fetus during her on-the-job training.

O’Donnell’s job for six months was to identify pregnant women at Planned Parenthood who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest the fetal body parts after their abortions. In this new video, O’Donnell described the financial benefit Planned Parenthood received from StemExpress: “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”

The video also features Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, Colo., Dr. Savita Ginde. PPRM is one of the largest and wealthiest Planned Parenthood affiliates and operates clinics in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nevada. Continue Reading

Why Is Everyone So Surprised By Planned Parenthood?

A Planned Parenthood facility in St. Paul, MN (photo credit: Fibonacci Blue via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

From IJ Review:

An undercover video released this week by Center for Medical Progress blew the lid off of abortion-giant Planned Parenthood, after the video revealed shocking evidence that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted baby organs and bodily appendages for profit.

The video shows Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, callously discussing Planned Parenthood’s disturbing practice of harvesting aborted babies’ organs and profiting off the sale of those organs — all while sipping fine wine and chomping on a salad.

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver… so I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact,” Nucatola said.

“You know, I would throw a number out,” she offered when asked about pricing. “I would say it’s probably anywhere from $30 to $100″ per specimen.

And when discussing which baby parts are most popular to prospective buyers, she excitedly mentioned that “a LOT of people” want fetal livers.

Social media has been on fire since this story broke. Planned Parenthood has been trending on both Facebook and Twitter over the past 48 hours.

People are understandably shocked and upset. Several Planned Parenthood and abortion supporters have spoken out about how “disturbing” this video is.

But my question is — why? Why are people surprised by this?

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SHOCK VIDEO: Planned Parenthood Is Selling Baby Body Parts

The Center for Medical Progress just released an investigative video, and it is absolutely shocking.

The key quote from Planned Parenthood Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola:

A lot of people want intact hearts these days…Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs. And then, like I said, always as many intact livers as possible. People just want — some people just want lower extremities too, which, that’s simple. That’s easy.

Here are three quick takeaways from this news:

1.) Planned Parenthood is ignoring the ban on partial-birth abortion.

Partial-birth abortion is a federal felony punishable by up to 2 years in prison and/or a fine up to $250,000. (18 U.S. Code 1531)

A fetus extracted intact and alive during an abortion is a born-alive infant under federal law and any further action taken to kill him or her is homicide.

Here’s what Nucatola said about that law:

The Federal [Partial-Birth] Abortion Ban is a law… and laws are up for interpretation. So if I say on Day One that I did not intend to do this, what ultimately happens doesn’t matter.

2.) Planned Parenthood is aborting babies and selling their body parts to unknown buyers.

This is real life, not a reading from Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” In fact, Nucatola said that abortionists often perform abortions in specific ways to preserve certain body parts:

So then you’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver… so I’m not going to crush that part.

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Fiorina: “GOP Needs to Reclaim Feminism”

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Carly Fiorina is causing a ruckus by bringing the word “feminism” into the limelight and challenging conservatives to reclaim it.

The Left is desperately scrambling to paint Fiorina and her campaign as “offensive to women.” But Fiorina remains fearless and steadfast against these attacks, continuing her push for conservatives to redefine and reclaim feminism.

Fiorina has discussed feminism in countless interviews and TV appearances over the past week, including during her appearance on the left-leaning show The View. But it all began when she made “feminism” the centerpiece of her speech at the Competitive Enterprise Institute dinner last week.

“Feminism began as a rallying cry to empower women — to vote, to get an education, to enter the workplace,” Fiorina said at the CEI dinner. “But over the years, feminism has devolved into a left-leaning political ideology where women are pitted against men and used as a political weapon to win elections.”

“It is important to have this conversation as conservatives. It is important to have this conversation as Republicans,” Fiorina continued. “[The Left’s] version of feminism isn’t working. It’s time for a new definition.”

For years, we’ve let the Left define the word “feminism.” They mention the word and we get defensive or change the subject.

Sound familiar? That’s because that’s exactly what happened with abortion back in 2012. Any time President Obama or any liberal brought up abortion — or any of the social issues for that matter — Romney and other GOP candidates would pivot away from the issue and change the subject. Continue Reading

Is Scott Walker 2016’s Version of Mitt Romney?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Pulse’s own Terry Schilling was featured in The Daily Caller yesterday with a piece comparing Scott Walker to Mitt Romney.  After looking closely at the two candidates, many unsettling similarities begin to appear:

Mitt Romney’s appeal was due to the fact that he was a Republican who was able to overcome great odds by getting elected in a blue state and by passing a signature policy achievement with universal health care reform.

Scott Walker’s appeal is that he is a Republican who has managed to get elected (three times) in a blue(-ish) state and managed to secure his own signature legislative achievement with public sector union reform.

Unfortunately, that’s not where the similarities stop.

Like Romney, Walker is less than eager to talk about the policies he’d support to protect innocent, unborn children if elected President. Walker has even been hesitant about supporting widely popular proposals like Sen. Lindsay Graham’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection act, which limits abortion after the 20th week of a pregnancy when the child can feel pain. The bill polls at a strong 60 percent support among nearly all demographics, including women, youth, and Hispanic voters.

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Walker can try to pivot away from abortion to jobs and the national debt, but unless he addresses the abortion issue head-on, he will follow the same end as Romney’s campaign. If Walker becomes the GOP’s candidate for President, would he ask Hillary Clinton, Liz Warren, or Martin O’Malley whether or not they support aborting a seven-pound baby?

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GOP Candidates Talk Common Core in New Hampshire

Many of the GOP presidential candidates appeared in New Hampshire this past weekend to attend the New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit, and Common Core was frequently discussed. Below are quotes we found from each of the candidates (or reports on the candidates):

Rick Perry via Politico: “Common Core is every bit as problematic as Obamacare.”

Ted Cruz via Politico: “We need to repeal every word of Common Core.”

Rand Paul via the New Hampshire Union Leader: “The audience applauded loudly as Paul spoke of his opposition to Common Core curriculum standards and when he called for school choice, a balanced budget amendment, and term limits for Congress.”

Bobby Jindal via Politico: “A lot of politicians say they’re against Common Core. I’m actually in federal court right now suingPresident Obama and suing Arne Duncan… to stop it.”

Chris Christie via the New Hampshire Union Leader: “I’m open to changing it because it’s not working in New Jersey.”

Jeb Bush via the New Hampshire Union Leader: “Bush, a supporter of Common Core, was asked about the curriculum standards by an audience member. He responded that the standards are higher than in most states, but that the federal government should stay out of local control of education.”

Marco Rubio via The New York Times: “I’m very cautious about the federal government’s role in establishing curriculum standards. The federal government always ends up turning a carrot into a stick, right? …If I was president of the United States, I would not have a Department of Education, perhaps at all.

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Does Hillary Clinton Support the Extreme Abortion Position of the DNC?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo credit: Marc Nozell via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Last week, GOP Senator, and newly announced presidential candidate, Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) suggested to reporters that they ask Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, if she supported the idea of aborting a “seven-pound baby.”

Wasserman-Schultz quickly fired off the following response hoping to change the narrative:

Here’s an answer. I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story.

Now your turn, Senator Paul. We know you want to allow government officials like yourself to make this decision for women—but do you stand by your opposition to any exceptions, even when it comes to rape, incest, or life of the mother? Or do we just have different definitions of ‘personal liberty’? And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without ‘shushing’ me.

Instead of changing the narrative, the DNC Chair did more damage by essentially admitting that she supports abortion, on-demand, at all stages of pregnancy—including late-term abortion.

For someone who claims to speak and advocate for women, her extreme stance on abortion is deeply troubling.

The majority of American women strongly favor abortion restrictions, with a whopping 60 percent of women adamantly against third trimester abortions—the very type of abortion that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is in favor of.

That begs the question: is legally aborting a fully-grown, nearly born child the official stance of the Democratic Party? If the Democratic Party does in fact stand with Wasserman-Schultz, that would mean that they support the brutal abortion of a ready-to-be born, 7-pound child, and abortion on-demand up to birth. Continue Reading