In 2014, the Washington Post reported that 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.”
As LifeNews previously reported, Fiorina has expressed her strong pro-life views on numerous occasions. For example, in March she shared about her support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on the Susan B. Anthony List blog. She wrote, “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.”
She continued, “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. 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.”
Now, according to The Hill, Fiorina has said she believes conservatives are winning on the issue of abortion and urges them to press their case to the public in 2016. She said, “I think it’s so important that we engage in persuasive conversations, conducted in an empathetic and reasonable tone. We are winning on this issue and so we have to keep going,”
Then at an event hosted by The Christian Science Monitor she criticized the Democrat’s extreme abortion platform that says, “any abortion, any time, at any point in a woman’s pregnancy for any reason to be paid for by taxpayers and now, some would like to add, to be performed by a non-doctor.” She compared that view with her old campaign rival, Sen. Barbara Boxer’s (D-California) abortion position. She said “A policy succinctly summarized by [Sen.] Barbara Boxer [D-Calif.] as, ‘It’s not a life until it leaves the hospital.’ How do you feel about this? Women are horrified by that.”
Additionally, in an interview with the Brady File, Fiorina said that pro-abortion Hilary Clinton won’t be able to play the gender card if she is the opponent in the 2016 presidential election. She said, “Hillary Clinton will play that card unless she faces me in a general election. Hillary Clinton is banking so much on saying to the American people, ‘I’m going to be the first woman president’ or ‘Republicans are waging a war on women’ or playing the gender card in some way. If she faces me she can’t do any of that. She’ll have to talk about her policies. So I’m not running because I’m a woman, but the facts are I am a woman. And the facts are I can talk about a track record and leadership and accomplishments and policies. I want Hillary Clinton to have to talk about those things, too.”
To listen to the interview with Fiorina watch the video below.