- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Sunday that her descriptions of babies being butchered by Planned Parenthood are real and reflect an ongoing atrocity in the United States “every single day.”

Ms. Fiorina has described grotesque scenes she has attributed to undercover videos about Planned Parenthood that do not actually appear in the videos, but she said she stands by her comments and pledged to continue fighting to defund the women’s health care group.

“Planned Parenthood desperately wants people to think this isn’t going on. When Americans realize what is going on, whether they’re pro-life or pro-choice, they will be horrified,” she told NBC’s “Meet the Press” anchor Chuck Todd.

Ms. Fiorina did not let Mr. Todd speak as she denounced Planned Parenthood.

“Chuck, Chuck, Chuck, Chuck, do you not think this is happening? I’m so sad you missed the opportunity to ask Hillary about this,” Ms. Fiorina said, and then referenced an earlier interview Mr. Todd conducted with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Ms. Fiorina implied that she would favor a government shutdown over defunding the organization.

“I believe if the president of the United States and the Democrats are willing to stand up and defend what is roughly a $500 to 600 million line item in a budget, if they are willing to stand up and defend this practice and shut the government over it,” she said, adding that there are “a variety of ways to deal with this” that do not require the government to shut down.

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