Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina is Pro-Life, Backs 20-Week Ban

National   Sarah Zagorski   Mar 19, 2015   |   10:00AM    Washington, DC

n November 2014, the Washington Post reported that pro-life Republican, Carly Fiorina, was actively exploring the presidential bid in 2016. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Fiorina said, “When people keep asking you over and over again, you have to pause and reflect. So I’ll pause and reflect at the right time.”

Top GOP strategist, David Carney, said, “She’s very articulate, she’s very thoughtful and has a very positive message. She’s got just as much of a record of accomplishment and a story and ideas as anybody else who’s running.”

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Pro-lifers see Florina as a strong advocate for the unborn because she’s consistently supported pro-life legislation, like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. On March 13th, Florina shared on the Susan B. Anthony List blog that her personal experience and what we know from science is the reason she’s pro-life.

She writes, “About sixty years ago, a decision was made that changed my life. My husband’s mother chose life. She was told that her pregnancy would be difficult and Doctors told her she needed to have an abortion. Being a woman of intense faith and courage, my husband’s mother continued her pregnancy. I cannot imagine how different my life would be had she made a different choice.”

Unfortunately, women are faced with this decision every day. These women deserve our empathy, support, and never our judgment or condemnation. They deserve options, ones that are available now more than ever due to advances in modern medicine.

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Science supports those of us that believe in the sanctity of life. At 20 weeks, or five months into a pregnancy, an unborn child feels pain. At 20 weeks of life, an unborn child can suck his thumb, yawn, stretch, and make faces. An unborn child at 20 weeks IS a human life. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1670) protects the unborn in limiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it is legislation that is vital in protecting the dignity of life.”

As LifeNews previously reported, last year Florina said that the so-called “women-on-women” rhetoric the Democrats use incessantly is shameless, baseless propaganda. She added, “Everywhere I go I meet strong, intelligent women who are tired of being taken for granted and are sick of the current political environment belittling them. From career women to dedicated public servants to stay-at-home moms, they are thirsty for a genuine debate about real issues impacting their lives.”