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 Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a 'stunt' What Trump got wrong by pushing coal Trump is fighting the wrong war MORE, Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhy payroll tax cut opponents may want to reconsider Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOn The Trail: Pence's knives come out Pat Fallon wins GOP nomination in race to succeed DNI Ratcliffe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE (Texas) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus 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.