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Fiorina and Planned Parenthood

“State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper this week discusses Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s insistence that she has “seen the footage” of an abortion she vividly described during the second GOP debate.

During the GOP debate, Fiorina described a disturbing scene while arguing to defund Planned Parenthood, saying, “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. 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.”

But the undercover video attacking Planned Parenthood doesn’t show that at all. It shows an ex-worker for a fetal tissue procurement company talking about witnessing such an incident, while unrelated stock footage of a fetus is shown on the screen. Tapper’s report is based on our article “Doubling Down on Falsehoods.”