Fiorina slams Trump on Planned Parenthood
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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is criticizing Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE for taking his talking points on Planned Parenthood straight from the Democratic Party.

Fiorina blasted the GOP front-runner for saying the organization provides health services separate from abortion and that those services should receive federal funding.

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“Unfortunately, I think Mr. Trump is taking the Democrat Party’s talking points on Planned Parenthood,” Fiorina said in an interview released by CBS News on Wednesday. 

“There are many other organizations that exist to help women with their health issues — pap smears, mammograms, et cetera,” added Fiorina, who has climbed in the polls following her widely praised performance at last week’s debate.

“In fact, Planned Parenthood does very few mammograms, just as one example, but what they do is a whole lot of abortions,” she said.

Trump defended Planned Parenthood in comments Tuesday on Fox News’s “Hannity.”

“They do good things that aren’t having to do with abortion,” Trump told Sean Hannity.

“There are many ways to do that, because I’m totally against the abortion aspect, but I’ve had many women, I’ve had many Republican conservative women come up and say Planned Parenthood serves a good function other than the one aspect,” Trump said. “We have to help women.”

Fiorina also criticized Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton for her stance on abortion.

“Mrs. Clinton is someone who supports the Democrat policy, which is it’s not a life until it leaves the hospital,” Fiorina said. “That is extraordinary and extreme.”

Fiorina additionally called for the Senate to restrict access to abortions five months into a pregnancy.

“The majority of Americans believe that abortion for any reason at all after five months is wrong,” Fiorina said. “So the Senate should pass a bill sitting on the floor today that begins to restrict someone’s ability to have an abortion after five months.”

Trump came under fire from some groups opposed to abortion rights for his comments about Planned Parenthood.

“It’s ignorance, at best, and deception, at worst,” Live Action President Lila Rose said.