Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appeared on the show “The View” on Friday. She talked issues, and things got contentious when the subject of abortion came up.
“The View” co-host Joy Behar asked:
Let’s talk about issues for a second. You believe that a feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses, which we all applaud. Yet it seems to me that you are against programs that would let women make choices for their lives. For example, I read, and maybe you can correct this, that you would like to overthrow Roe v. Wade, you’re against government mandated maternity leave, which is a woman’s issue, and you’re against raising the minimum wage, [but] a lot of women are working low wage jobs an really the minimum wage, and really the minimum wageI think, is a great idea, so how do you reconcile these two positions.
You just went through the litany of the left, if I may say. That is the litany of the left - that the only way you can be pro-woman is to agree with the left’s prescriptions for women. Here’s the problem, though - the prescriptions that you laid out aren’t helping women. You’ve laid out a bunch of stuff. Let’s just start with abortion. I mentioned common ground. Actually, the Ameripan people have found common ground on this issue. Whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life - I’m pro-life - whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life the majority of Americans are horrified by the reality that we’re harvesting baby parts through late term abortion.
At this point co-host Whoopi Goldberg interjected. “Carly, I need to stop you. Because you know that’s not true. Carly, you know no one’s harvesting baby parts. Carly, come on, girl.”
Fiorina replied, "It’s interesting that Planned Parenthood just announced that they would no longer take compensation for that.” Behar then said to Fiorina, “Please don’t say things like that that are not true. That offends my sensibility to hear you say something like that when you know it’s not true.”The hosts then changed the subject to “what you would like to see women dealing with.” Florina praised community health centers and pregnancy centers, argued that women do better in a meritocracy, and said that “the litanies of the left" are “driving women into poverty and unemployment.”