However, no one quite ran with it for their own personal, political and monetary gain (i.e. campaign contributions) more than GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina.
It was at the 2nd Republican presidential debate when Fiorina claimed her self imposed mantle of Planned Parenthood slayer when she delivered a scowling screed on the horrors she had personally witnessed in the now infamous video. When her turn to speak on an unrelated matter Fiorina calculatingly spat out what I'm calling her "Fully Formed Fetus" rant in which she attacked the women's health organization. She went on to describe the CMP video with visceral distain and disgust in her voice and on her face. In her "performance" Fiorina scolded…
"As regards Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain."
Chilling, if it were true... But it's not... And she's a liar.
At the time the speech gave Fiorina a boost with her poll numbers as it resonated with the religious right and hardline conservatives. With that she kept the lie in her stump speech and reiterated it, in some form or another, in every interview she gave.
Eventually Fiorina was called on the veracity of her description when it came to light that the scene she describes in the CMP video never actually occurred.
Despite the rebuke from the media, Fox news included, Carly stuck to her lie and doubled and tripled down on the false story.
In fact she even had her PAC cobble together a campaign ad from stock footage and unverified sources that back up her false version of the story.
What the video here… * CAUTION GRAPHIC!
|Fiorina's baby snuff video ad|
Fiorina perpetrated her vile lie and continued to enjoy the shot to her poll numbers… Until today.
|Alexis Fretz and her children|
Today a woman named Alexis "Lexi" Fretz, who happens to be pro-life, came forward to tell the truth about the supposed aborted baby harvested "for it's brain". As it turns out the "fully formed fetus" in the video isn’t an aborted fetus at all. It’s actually a stillborn baby prematurely delivered at 19 weeks. The child is Fretz's son named Walter Joshua who she photographed and videoed in order to share the story of her grief on her blog. Fretz also revealed that she did not give permission for the Center for Medical Progress to use Walter’s photo.
Here is a post to her Facebook page…
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Now that the truth is out and Fiorina's and the rights vile talking point is dashed how will she react? Will she quadruple down or throw a radical anti-choice group CMP under the bus.
Either way one has to ask themselves what kind of vile organization would pimp out a stillborn baby to further it's unjust agenda. Futhermore what kind of a person would latch onto the imagery of a dying child to further her candidacy for the president.
I think we know the answer.