Yesterday I argued that pro-life allies of all stripes should stand with Fiorina against the disgusting attacks she has been under. This afternoon streiff eloquently covered Fiorina’s resolve and approach to the pro-abortion media machine. No candidate should have condoms thrown at them for holding an opinion shared by 73% of Americans.
Hours ago, Breitbart reported a troubling development in this story: Some in the group that assaulted Fiorina were being paid by Planned Parenthood.
The payments were briefly mentioned in a story by the New York Times. “On Saturday, women wearing pink, some of whom were paid by Planned Parenthood, protested Mrs. Fiorina at a campaign appearance in Iowa, throwing condoms and chanting, ‘Women are watching, and we vote,’” reported the New York Times
American tax dollars are now going towards assaulting GOP presidential candidates.
I wish I was joking. This reads like something out of MAD magazine. This sounds like a skit on Saturday Night Live. This is something you’d expect to see in Bizarro World, or in a dystopian future.
But this happened yesterday. In Iowa.
Could you imagine if this happened to Hillary Clinton? If pro-life protesters funded by taxpayers threw condoms at her? You’d have every single Democratic candidate on the airwaves within an hour attacking the pro-life cause. You’d have every congressional leader on the left frantically writing a bill to strip funding from such an organization. President Obama would make stern proclamations in the rose garden by the end of the day.
But when this happens to a female GOP candidate? Nothing.
The media silence is deafening.
Two things can happen right now:
Tomorrow this story will pass. Invertebrate “pro-life” candidates running for office will ignore it, sacrificing participating in the pro-life fight for the hopes that Fiorina’s numbers tick down a little next week. Congressional GOP leadership will ignore it – not wanting to defend one of the strongest pro-life voices we currently have in fear of having to fight for something that matters, just once. The media will continue to try to steamroll Fiorina and spread lies about her defense of the unborn – and those born only to be met with a gruesome fate. Planned Parenthood will continue dominating the discussion on abortion with their talking points.
Or, those who claim to be pro-life in the Republican party will do something about this. Tomorrow will start with strong pro-life candidates like [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ] and [mc_name name=”Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”R000595″ ] coming to her defense. Well known pro-life governors like Bobby Jindal will utilize events like these to galvanize their campaigns and show unity among the Republican field. Congressional leaders will take up this fight alongside Fiorina and turn late-term abortion into a national conversation. Planned Parenthood will have to stand against a united Republican field and party.
We can win this fight. It’s just a matter of wanting to punch back.