Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.

She’d make criminals out of women who have abortions and doctors who perform them.

Her extremist views are out of step with Californians.

Sarah Palin endorses Carly Fiorina.

Palin says: “anyone bold enough to proclaim their pro-life stance — or pro-NRA stance in a deep blue state” like California is “the real deal” when it comes to pro-life credentials.” -American Spectator, 5.14.2010

Carly Fiorina has been endorsed by National Right to Life, California ProLife Council and the Susan B. Anthony List.

“I absolutely would vote to overturn Roe. v. Wade if the opportunity presented itself.”

– Carly Fiorina, New Yorker, 6.7.2010

Women’s Health & the Facts: What Women Stand to Lose if Fiorina Wins

Senator Barbara Boxer and her Republican opponent, Carly Fiorina, squared-off for their second debate on Wednesday, September 29th.  The candidates devoted significant time to women’s health—but Fiorina’s talking points cloud what is at stake for women this November.

At the candidates’ first debate on September 1st, Fiorina stated that she would overturn Roe v. Wade—the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing abortion—“if there were an opportunity.”

  • If Roe were overturned, 19 states have laws on the books that would criminalize abortion.

During the September 29th debate, Fiorina stated that “the subject of this election is not abortion”—minimizing the importance of protecting women’s access to safe, legal abortion care.

  • A July 2010 Field poll identified 71% of Californians as “pro-choice,” including 55% of Republicans.
  • California has not elected a statewide candidate that opposes legal abortion since 1986.

At the September 29 debate, Fiorina has said that she supports repealing the national health care law signed by President Obama six months ago.

  • Thanks to health reform, insurance companies can no longer charge women more than men for the same policy – a practice known as “gender rating.”
  • Health reform prohibits insurance companies from excluding individuals with pre-existing conditions—including pregnancy, depression, or being a survivor of domestic violence.
  • Health reform makes preventive care, including mammograms and immunizations, available without co-pays or deductibles—encouraging patients to stay healthy, and not stay wait until their sick to seek care.
  • According to studies by UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research, 24.7% of Californians are uninsured.
    • 22.3% of all nonelderly women are uninsured in California—but this rate jumps to 39.3% for Latinas in the state.

Fiorina has won the endorsements of the National Right to Life Council, the Califronia Pro-Life Council, the Susan B. Anthony List and Sarah Palin.

  • The Susan B. Anthony List is an organization that works not only to ban abortion, but also contraception and stem cell research.
  • Sarah Palin has stated that she opposes legal abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother’s health.

Excerpt from debate:

Fiorina: Well, I am pro-life. I am pro-life because of my personal experiences. My husband’s mother was told to abort him. She did not. Her health was threatened as a result. She lived a ripe old age to 98 and my husband obviously is the rock of my life. I recognize that not everyone agrees with me on this and I recognize as well that the most important issue right now in this election is the creation of jobs and getting our government under control …

Moderator: Before the senator gets a chance to reply, real quick, I just want to make real sure that the premise of her question was correct. You do suggest that we overturn Roe v. Wade.

Fiorina: I… If there were an opportunity.

Moderator: I asked about abortion.

Fiorina: and Californians have made their decisions on those issues.

Moderator: Thank you. Senator, your rebuttal.

Boxer: Yes, I mean, I respect everybody’s personal view and everybody has a story as to why they come to a certain position. I respect it. That’s why I’m pro-choice. I let people decide. What the people of California have to understand is that if my opponent’s views prevailed, women and doctors would be criminals. They would go to jail, and women would die like they did before Roe v. Wade. So, this isn’t about my opponent’s personal view or my personal view. It’s about the women and the families of our state and of our country.

Before Brush-Off, Palin Donated To Fiorina

When U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina didn’t show up at a Sarah Palin rally in Anaheim, she wasn’t just avoiding the darling of the Tea Party Movement, Fiorina was ducking a political donor.