Fiorina: 'Shame on us' if Congress funds Planned Parenthood

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina delivered an impassioned attack against Planned Parenthood on Wednesday, comparing the women’s health provider to the dangers of Iran.

“I dare Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonEx-Clinton aide rips Russia for using her name in documents Sanders, Democrats introduce minimum wage bill Fox News: 'Foolish' to think Hannity won't return MORE, Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOfficial: Trump 'looking at' future of US sanctions on Russia Lawmakers reintroduce measure to lift Cuba travel restrictions Canada proposes methane pollution standards for oil and gas drilling MORE to watch these tapes,” she said of the 10 undercover videos that have been released by an anti-abortion group this summer.

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“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. This is about the character of our nation, and if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on this,” she said to roaring applause at CNN's Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, Calif.

Fiorinia, the only woman on the stage, urged viewers to watch the footage that has been released. Several prominent Democrats, including President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), have said they have not watched the videos.

Planned Parenthood has come under attack this summer for a series of videos that has purposed to show officials discussing the sale and use of fetal tissue obtained from late-term and partial-birth abortions.

Several Republicans, including Sens. Ted CruzTed CruzGOP senators distance themselves from House ObamaCare repeal bill Cruz: Jokes about me in Franken's book 'obnoxious' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Texas) and Rand PaulRand PaulSenate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale Paul: 0B Saudi arms deal ‘a travesty’ Senate feels pressure for summer healthcare vote MORE (Ky.), both also presidential candidates, have said GOP leadership should risk shutting down the government in an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

“If we allow Obama to veto this bill, shame on us,” she said.