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Can someone lie their way into the White House? Fiorina hopes so.

September 18, 2015 | Abortion, Roe v. Wade
Carly Fiorina - photo credit Gage Skidmore

With all the rhetoric and false statements being made about the fraudulent video tape accusations about Planned Parenthood, it wasn’t surprising to see Carly Fiorina double down on Planned Parenthood falsehoods during the debate.

But Planned Parenthood isn’t going to be silent. No how. No way.

Today Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens sent Fiorina a letter telling her “your claims are completely false and that the video footage you described simply does not exist.”

“Your statements last night, while vivid and attention getting, were completely untrue.” Laguens wrote, before inviting Fiorina to visit a Planned Parenthood health center.

Here’s how others weighed in on this issue:

Washington Post:

“The images described by Ms. Fiorina, as has been pointed out by media fact checkers, don’t exist.”


“ABC’s George Stephanopoulos gave the Republican candidate a chance to clarify, asking yesterday, “[A]nalysts who have watched all 12 plus hours say the scene you describe … actually isn’t in those tapes. Did you misspeak?”

Fiorina, caught telling an obvious falsehood, replied, “No, I didn’t misspeak.” Even though the images she described don’t exist, Fiorina went on to tell the ABC host, “I have seen those images.”

Except, of course, that’s impossible, since the scene the Republican described is “pure fiction.””


“Of all last night's attacks on Planned Parenthood, Carly Fiorina's was the most egregiously untrue. Today, Planned Parenthood responded and asked her to stop making false statements in a formal letter.”

Photo Credit: Carly Fiorina Photo, source to Gage Skidmore on Flickr via creative commons license, edited to crop photo.

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