Thursday, February 11, 2016

Politics and Candidates


Fiorina drops out, Christie may be next to exit presidential contest

By Dave Andrusko
Pro-life businesswoman Carly Fiorina
Pro-life businesswoman Carly Fiorina

It’s official with one Republican presidential candidate and close with another. Pro-life businesswoman Carly Fiorina has ended her candidacy. Multiple sources say pro-life New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is also pulling out as well.
Pro-lifers will best remember Fiorina for her fiery pro-life statements in Republican debates and her straightforward challenge to pro-abortion Hillary Clinton.
In one of the debate hosted by Fox News, moderator Bret Baier asked Fiorina if she had any regrets about speaking out so forcefully about what the undercover videos taken by the Center for Medical Progress revealed.
She responded
…But, look, the facts of Planned Parenthood have not changed, folks, and I will not be rendered silent on this issue or any other issue. …
The reality is, most Americans find this practice horrific. Most Americans find horrific that Hillary Clinton’s position on this is it’s not a life until it’s born. Most Americans find horrific Hillary Clinton’s position or the Democrat party’s position, that a young woman does not need her mother’s permission to get an abortion.
But if you are 13 years old, you can get an abortion, but you can’t go to a tanning salon without your mother’s permission. A president Fiorina — in a president Fiorina budget, there will not be one dime for Planned Parenthood, although there would be a lot of money for women’s health and we will finally pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
I will always stand for life and religious liberty…
At a time when female pro-abortion Democrats are insisting that all women show solidarity with Clinton, the penultimate statement in Fiorina’s withdrawal notice was pitch-perfect:
To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.
Pro-Life New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Pro-Life New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Christie often talked of being the first pro-life governor elected in New Jersey since Roe and his vetoes of bills funding Planned Parenthood. In the same Fox News debate alluded to above, Baier asked Christie,
“[Y]ou talk a lot about entitlement reform, and you say that that’s where the federal government can get savings needed to balance the budget. But can you name even one thing that the federal government does now that it should not do at all?”
Christie responded, “Yes. You want one?” Yes, Baier answered.
“How about one that I’ve done in New Jersey for the last six years. That’s get rid of Planned Parenthood funding from the United States of America.”
Baier then asked, “Anything bigger than that?” To which Christie answered

Bigger than that? Let me tell you something, when you see thousands upon thousands upon thousands of children being murdered in the womb, I can’t think of anything better than that.

Source: NRLC News

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