Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said she would shut down the federal government to ensure that Planned Parenthood does not continue to receive taxpayer funding "if it came to that."
Fiorina expressed the hope that "it doesn't come to that," on the Christian Broadcasting Network Friday.
Referencing the undercover videos which exposed high level Planned Parenthood executives discussing prices for aborted fetal organs, the Hewlett Packard CEO said, "I think these videos are a moment in time to have a very different conversation. I don't think this is about whether you're pro-choice or pro-life."
"I know that the Democrats ... will defend Planned Parenthood and late-term abortion and the preposterous position that it's not a life until it leaves the hospital," she said, echoing other GOP candidates. "I know Democrats are going to defend this up until the very last minute, but the majority of Americans will not. The majority of Americans, whether they're pro-life or pro-choice, look at this video and say 'this is not who we as Americans are.'"
"You cannot be picking over the body parts while a Planned Parenthood employee says 'look it's a baby' and not be horrified," she said.
"If we are not prepared to stand up and fight over this, what are we prepared to stand up and fight over?" she asked.
Many pundits judged Fiorina to be the winner of the Thursday debates, where she appeared in the earlier time slot with other candidates who did not garner enough votes for one of the ten slots onstage in the primetime debate.