What does Carly Fiorina really believe about abortion?
Last week’s debate saw an impassioned Fiorina trying to reach out to Catholic and pro-life voters. But what does she really think about abortion?
Carly Fiorina is a professed admirer of the German philosopher Hegel (thesis, antithesis, synthesis and father of the theories that birthed Maxism, Leninism, Fascism, and other assorted Big Government plagues) Fiorina was first described politically as “moderate and pro-choice” in a September 5, 2004 Mercury News article, a few months after missing her 32nd election in the 2004 primary.
The late columnist Robert Novak wrote on March 8, 2008 that, “Fiorina has no standing in the conservative movement and has taken no position on the abortion question.”
On July 11, 2008, Fiorina, when asked about abortion, said, “I personally happen to be pro-life.”
Not to be tied down to a one-dimensional philosophy, Fiorina called herself, “pro-life, conservative, and a lifelong Republican” during a July 31, 2008 Human Events interview.
While working as a surrogate for the McCain presidential effort, Fiorina committed one of the many gaffes that lead to her being sidelined from the campaign when she told women in Columbus, Ohio, that McCain “has never signed on to efforts to overturn Roe vs. Wade” when in fact, McCain had.
On August 19, 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported that “…Fiorina is opposed to abortion, which puts her at odds with most California voters.”
The Wall Street Journal reported on August 21, 2009 writing of Meg Whitman and Fiorina that “Both are considered moderate on social issues, in a state party that has long been dominated by conservatives. Both are pro-choice on abortion.”
Now Carly Fiorina is saying she’s pro-life and giving an response to the Planned Parenthood videos. Fiorina described a Planned Parenthood video showing “a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’”
The video, of course, doesn’t exist. And neither does a lot of evidence for Fiorina being “pro-life.”
Or maybe she just wants to signal.