Politics & Policy

Carly Fiorina Schools Whoopi Goldberg on Abortion

Former Hewlett-Packard C.E.O. Carly Fiorina was a guest on The View Tuesday, and co-host Whoopi Goldberg bluntly asked the presidential candidate whether her pro-life views would preclude her ability to “govern for everyone” if she’s elected.

Fiorina took a series of questions from the five co-hosts on a variety of topics, including her qualifications for running for president, her experience dealing with foreign leaders, and her recent remarks on the meaning of feminism.

When it came time for Goldberg to address Fiorina, the vocal Planned Parenthood supporter wanted to know how it would be possible for a pro-life woman like Fiorina to represent the entire American population.

“Are you going to run as a person who’s going to govern for everyone, or are you running on your Christian beliefs?” Goldberg asked. “Because you said some wonderful things and it made me beg the question . . . if you feel that women should have the choices . . . why do you think choice is not a good thing?”

Not missing a beat, Fiorina responded, “Abortion is obviously a very delicate subject. I happen to believe that science is proving us right. The DNA in a zygote is the same as the DNA the day you die, we do have common ground on this issue now.”

#related#“The majority of women, the majority of young people, the majority of Americans now think that late-term abortion for any reason at all is a problem,” Fiorina continued. “So what I say is, let’s go find that common ground.”

The predominantly liberal group of co-hosts looked mystified at Fiorina’s quick, educated response. Goldberg began stumbling over herself in an attempt to rebut Fiorina’s defense of life, but was cut off when her fellow hosts began wrapping up the segment.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, who is a self-described “Whoopi groupie” of nearly 20 years, told Goldberg that if she merely looked at the polls, she would see proof that the majority of Americans do not support late-term abortions.

— Julia Porterfield is an intern at National Review, editor-in-chief of Red Millennial, and a junior at Regent University.

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