At long last, weeks after Carly Fiorina told her lie about a video from Planned Parenthood she claimed she saw showing an aborted fetus on an examining table while someone said they had to keep it alive to harvest the brain, we arrived at the truth: It was actually a video of a stillborn child.
This truth was finally revealed by David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress, the propaganda group that has been releasing heavily edited and incredibly specious videos they assert prove that Planned Parenthood is involved in the harvesting and sale of fetal tissue.
Appearing on CNN earlier this morning, Daleiden was asked by Chris Cuomo to verify the Fiorina claim of seeing:
“A fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking.”
To which Daleiden replied:
“Carly Fiorina was referencing a sequence in our video that shows footage of a born-alive infant from a late term abortion actually moving in the specimen pan.”
Cuomo wasted no time pointing out the inconsistency of what is in the video with what Fiorina continues to say she saw:
“But if you’re talking about organ harvesting and abortions and how terrible they are why would you use a stillborn fetus, which is not a function of an abortion?”
Weakly, Daleiden tried to retort with this:
“It’s the same baby, whether it’s born dead or alive, whether the organs are harvested or not.”
Cuomo’s comeback was perfect:
“It’s also completely irrelevant to the point you’re trying to make, which is, ‘Look at what they do to these babies.’ It was born stillborn. It was not aborted. Doesn’t that matter to you if you’re talking about abortion?”
Daleiden, no doubt knowing that the lie had now been fully exposed, replied:
“It’s the same kind of fetus.”
And then Cuomo shut down Daleiden, Fiorina, and the anti-Planned Parenthood, antichoice minions with this:
“My point is context. You’re saying, ‘what they do in abortions,’ that wasn’t an abortion. That’s my point.”
So now it’s time for Carly Fiorina to come forward and admit that she lied. Just as she lies about her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (which ended with the computer giant teetering on the verge of collapse.) Just as she lies about virtually everything she says.
We’re all waiting, Carly. We’re waiting for the admission of the lie and the apology that comes with it. And no, we won’t hold our collective breath waiting for it, because we know that to do so would mean our own demise.
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