Upset that pro-life presidential candidate Carly Fiorina helped bring national attention to the videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts, Planned Parenthood activists pelted Fiorina and her campaign supporters with condoms at a campaign stop over the weekend.
Fiorina’s campaign held a tailgate event at Saturday’s University of Iowa football game, in the state with the first presidential caucus. The Daily Caller has more on what happened:
The pink-clad protesters bombarded the Republican presidential hopeful with chants of “Carly Fiorina! Off sides for telling lies!” and “women are watching, and we vote!”
At one point, some in the crowd began hurling unopened condoms at Fiorina. The video does not show who threw them, but NBC News reports that the protesters were distributing them to tailgate guests.
Talking to reporters at the event, Fiorina joked that Planned Parenthood supporters “can’t deny what’s going on, so they shout slogans instead… I think they’re scared that the people of America are starting to look at what’s really going on in a Planned Parenthood clinic.”
“I-O-W-A, women’s rights are here to stay!” chanted supporters of the organization toward Fiorina, just several feet away. Fiorina supporters tried to keep a distance between the Republican presidential candidate and the pink-clad protesters outside of the University of Iowa football game in Iowa City.
“I think we’re making a difference, that’s my reaction,” Fiorina told reporters, trying to speak over the chants. “I think they’re scared that the people of America are starting to look at what’s really going on in a Planned Parenthood clinic.”
“They can’t deny what’s going on, so they shout slogans instead,” she added before returning to shake hands and take pictures.
At one point, a few unopened condom wrappers were thrown Fiorina’s way from the direction of the protesters. While it was unclear if the Planned Parenthood demonstrators tossed them, the group was handing them out to people as they walked around the college stadium.
“Anyone who has watched this video tape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, to watch these tapes,” she said. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.”