Much has been made of Carly Fiorina’s remarks on Planned Parenthood and abortion at the 2nd GOP debate. These comments are correct in their own right. If this is her actual stance, then she needs to explain the following past statements and actions:
-Fiorina supported a website in 2005. According to the Daily Caller,the website directed users to
only to Planned Parenthood, National Abortion Federation and NARAL for more information. Women were urged to “think through” their “choices,” but a pro-life perspective was not offered.
Fiorina said abortion rights would not be her litmus test for approving a Supreme Court nominee.
In November, while speaking at an event sponsored by the conservative magazine the American Spectator, Fiorina said she “probably would have voted for” Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the court. Sotomayor has said she considers abortion rights to be an issue settled by the court.
On Friday, Fiorina said, “I do not believe where a potential judicial nominee stands on that issue is a qualifier or an unqualifier.”
‘A decided issue’
She added that while “many, many voters are going to conclude while that is a very important issue, it is frankly a decided issue,” she said.
“The law is clear in the state of California, where there is a constitutional guarantee to the right to an abortion. So why are we talking about a theoretical issue?”
-There are at least two diaries on Redstate from the time of the California US Senate election. The first supports Carly, while the second one does not support her, but the author in the comment section states at the end
I think the endorsements draw a bright line between Campbell and Fiorina, but It’s points like those Josh makes that help lead me to back Chuck [Devore] over Carly.
Now, I will not discount the Carly Fiorina had a “Road to Damascus” moment between her Senate run and her presidential bid, and another Californian made a great POTUS, but I can’t see how a ‘theoretical issue’ becomes a statement of national character. To me, at least, Carly is political opportunist, and pro-life warrior of convenience.