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.