2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina talked about immigration, Planned Parenthood, religious liberty, and much more in an hour-long conference call with Hispanic Christian leaders across the country today.
According to Charisma News:
“Carly Fiorina, former CEO of tech giant Hewlett Packard and 2016 GOP Presidential primary contender, minced few words on a conference call with members of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference on Friday.
“We need more than Supreme Court justices who profess fealty for conservative traditional values, we need justices who stand up in the face of pressure,” Fiorina, whose late father was a judge on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, said.
She said America “must redouble our efforts to protect religious liberty in this country. It is stunning that the Supreme Court has to hear a case where federal government is trying to impose its values on a religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor. … We have reached a dangerous place.”
While not directly addressing the status of an estimated 12 million undocumented aliens currently in the United States, Fiorina decried harsh rhetoric from some GOP contenders on the question of immigration and border security. Although his name wasn’t mentioned, it was clear she was referring chiefly to Donald J. Trump, who pledged to deport the undocumented and build a “wall” on the southern border of the United States.
“Unhelpful rhetoric divides our nation, and it plays on the fears of people,” Fiorina said. “Fear is not redemptive, it is one of the tools of the devil.”
She added that “immigration has been the source of our vitality and growth” as a nation, and pledged to fix the system for legal immigration to the U.S.”
The article notes Carly also talked about her husband’s mother nearly aborting him.
“On the controversial issue of abortion, Fiorina, who blasted Planned Parenthood for reportedly selling parts of aborted fetuses for medical research, said the question was a personal one for her.
“My husband’s mother was told to abort him. … We have been together 34 years and I have thought often how different my life would be if she had made a different choice,” Fiorina said, noting that she was unable to have children of her own, “so I know at a very personal level how precious a gift life is.””