Fiorina: Will We Stand by While Our Money Funds Planned Parenthood’s ‘Butchery’?
WALLACE: "You want to defund Planned Parenthood. So let’s talk about what the organization actually does — 4.4 million health services involving sexual diseases and infections, 3.5 million services in family planning, 935,000 services in cancer screening and prevention, 1.1 million other women’s health services, and, yes, 327,000 abortions. Ms. Fiorina, I understand that you want to end all abortions, but you’re also willing to cut off funding for all of those HIV tests and breast exams?"
FIORINA: "Well, of course not. All of those things are important. I’m a breast cancer survivor and I’ve been engaged in programs that move aggressively into neighborhoods to make sure that all women are screened, every single one of those women’s health services that you just described are vital to be continued, and, actually, vital to be expanded. Of course we should be funding those things. But I find it fascinating that Democrats will never support taxpayer funding, for example, for a women’s health center right next door to a Planned Parenthood that would provide all those same services and also provide women an alternative to abortion. Of course, those other services must be available to any woman and every woman. But that’s not what this argument is about. This argument is about whether or not, we, as a nation, are going to stand by while taxpayer money is being used to fund this kind of butchery."