It was inevitable that once Carly Fiorina reached great heights, the attacks against her would become more severe. It’s the nature of the beast. However, the latest attack on Carly isn’t really about her, but rather a means to invalidate a basic conservative principle.
Conservatives believe abortion is morally repugnant, and the undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress reveal not only possible criminal activity, but the chilling lack of empathy on the part of those working in the abortion industry. It verges on sociopathic.
During CNN’s Republican debate, Carly Fiorina made a statement that many saw as an “it” moment for her:
“Anyone who has watched this videotape—I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch 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.’ This is about the character of our nation, and if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.”
Unfortunately, the details of what Fiorina said are incorrect, which has given liberals ammunition to plaster the internet and saturate the airwaves with “CARLY LIES!” news pieces.
A friend of mine posted just such an article on Facebook. The piece was from Vox—if that doesn’t tell you enough already. My friend asked “Deliberate lies, or just passive misinformation? Either way, she’s wrong. Educate yourself…”
The Vox piece notes that the imagery Fiorina is talking about is from episode three of The Center for Medical Progress’ documentary series “Human Capital.” In this video, stock footage of an approximately 19-week-old infant is used to dramatize a story being told by Holly O’Donnell, an ex-tissue procurement technician. The footage shows this infant alive and kicking.
In the story, however, O’Donnell explains that when she worked for StemExpress, she once had to cut into a highly gestated infant in order to procure its brain. O’Donnell was working with another technician who tapped the infant’s heart, and it began to beat.
This is Holly in her own words:
“This is the most gestated fetus, and closest thing to a baby I’ve seen. And she’s like ‘I want to show you something.’ She has one of her instruments, and she just taps the heart and it starts beating. I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating…I knew why it was happening, because an electrical current, the nodes were still firing…
It had a face. It wasn’t completely torn up. Its nose was very pronounced; it had eyelids…she takes the scissors and she makes a small incision right here [the chin/jaw] and goes, I would say, maybe a little bit through the mouth. She’s like ‘Ok, can you go the rest of the way?’
…she gave me the scissors and told me I had to cut down the middle of the face…and I remember picking it up, and finishing going through the rest of the face, and Jessica picking up the brain, and putting it in the container…
It was a male. I remember picking him up…and I open the biohazard container…I put him in and I remember he got stuck on the lid…and his two feet were dangling out. And I remember having to pick each one of his feet up, and put them in the container, and close the lid.”
So, Vox was correct in noting that Fiorina’s exact words were incorrect—specifically about someone saying ‘we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’ She may have been misinformed; she may have mistaken the stock footage for actual footage, as the other videos from CMP often show real aborted baby parts, like hands, and arms, and legs. However, the story told by O’Donnell speaks of a beating heart, and cutting through a developed infant’s face in order to procure its intact brain.
So what do we have here? We have a number of people in the media very intent on making sure that as many Americans as possible think Fiorina was lying about these videos. Once people hear “she lied” or “she misled,” their brain will turn off, and they’ll go back to whatever Tom Brady or Caitlyn Jenner are doing. Nobody will investigate further, and realize that the essence of what Fiorina said is true.
This is intentional.
Planned Parenthood is aborting infants, and giving the pieces to tissue procurement companies. Sometimes those “pieces” are full cadavers, in which case, a company like StemExpress might need to cut through a human child’s face in order to procure its brain. If you can know this information, and still believe Planned Parenthood should get our taxpayer dollars, something’s seriously wrong.
Abortion has always been a vile and barbaric practice, however, these undercover videos have brought the procedure into the light for a new generation—a generation that’s been brainwashed by clever phraseology like “a woman’s right to choose,” “women’s health,” and “terminating the pregnancy.” These videos reveal in bold colors what abortion really is, and the left cannot have that.
Given this, they will do everything they can to discredit the videos. They trotted out the “highly edited” lie, but then the public discovered the unedited videos are online. Now they’ve moved on to the “nothing illegal was done” line, which is dubious at best, and offensive at worst. One, there is ample evidence of criminal offenses, but more than that, simply saying nothing “illegal” occurred is wretched. There are bodies being torn apart. It doesn’t matter if Roe v Wade made it legal, it’s still odious. Slavery was legal once, too.
This isn’t about Carly Fiorina, or what she said. This is about doing everything possible to discredit the videos, and make Americans turn off their brains. This is about smoke and mirrors, a conjuring trick to make us look the other way, and avoid seeing with our own eyes the disgusting and evil practices of organizations like Planned Parenthood.
So I say: educate yourself. If you’re intelligent enough to understand that Carly Fiorina may have been misinformed by the footage, you’re intelligent enough to know that regardless of what Fiorina said, the undercover video is damning. You’re also intelligent enough to understand that Fiorina’s intent was dead on the money. Watch the videos, see the barbarity, and then tell me you think we should fund this organization.
If you can watch the arms, legs, eyeballs, and organs of aborted infants being stirred in a tray, and not flinch, you lack empathy—and that scares me more than anything else in the world.