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September 18, 2015

Four Reasons President Carly Fiorina would not be a Step Forward for Women.

“Carly Fiorina Offers Republicans a Pathway to Reach Women.” I don’t think so. She’s no feminist.

Emotion > Fact

Bonus: Carly Fiorina & H.P. Thwarted U.S. Sanctions, Sold $120 Million In Product To Iran (hngn.com)

Carly Fiorina: “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it’s heart beating, it’s legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” The only problem? Nothing like that happens in the Planned Parenthood tapes./r/all

The front page of the NY Times declares Carly Fiorina’s strong debate performance against Donal Trump the the rest of the (male) field of GOP candidates a win for the GOP in attracting female voters back into the fold. But is Ms. Fiorina a good vote for women?

On the plus side, Carly Fiorina was”Fiorina holds the notable distinction of being the first woman to take the lead at a Fortune 100 company.” She broke through the proverbial “glass ceiling”. She worked while her husband raised their children.

“Just ask African-Americans if Clarence Thomas represents them on the Supreme Court.” Or, I feel like this is akin to saying, “shouldn’t anti-racists support Herman Cain or Ben Carson?” “Another example might be Hillary Clinton – I’m not a feminist myself, but I’ve seen plenty of (I presume, since my source on this is Tumblr) feminists who don’t support her due to her stance on gay marriage…”

On the downside, she supports harmful policies toward women.

> Her pro life views…but, more to the point, her deceipt: Carly Fiorina: “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it’s heart beating, it’s legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” The only problem? Nothing like that happens in the Planned Parenthood tapes./r/all (vox.comPlanned Parenthood Calls Out Fiorina’s Garbage Dump of Lies at GOP Debate. “Fiorina knows it’s not true, but Fiorina doesn’t care. Fiorina just wants to tap into that rich vein of forced-birth Republican primary voters.”

> Her support of prop 8 (She has been a speaker at the evangelical megachurch Willow Creek, which requires any gay or lesbian members to practice celibacy and is officially opposed to abortion)

> Her track record of preserving high CEO benefits at the expense of workers. Yale professor on Carly Fiorina’s business record: She ‘destroyed half the wealth of her investors yet still earned almost $100 million’ (businessinsider.com)

> pro-Obamacare repeal candidates (her opponet in California, Senator Barbara Boxer, “believed that poor people should get health care, a prospect that disproportionately benefits women” and trounced Ms. Fiorina).

A few reasons based in fact that Planned Parenthood is worth supporting:

They provide health services to low-income individuals who otherwise can’t afford it.

Cervical cancer is caused by the HPV virus. You can’t even count how many lives they have saved.

“Texas shut down 70+ clinics, destroying women’s healthcare programs. Maternal death rate quadrupled.” #reasonstoloveplannedparenthood

“Recently laid off. The world needs 2C why men also rely on PP.” pic.twitter.com/PTgTOgIvMu

#reasonstoloveplannedparenthood #plannedparenthood is a non-profit org > gets some funding from gov’t (of which none is used for abortions) + some funding from donors & some from folks who can pay full price. Services on sliding scale basis.

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