Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina went to Iowa to participate in some campaign tailgating for the Iowa Hawkeyes outside Kinnick Stadium. In turn, Fiorina was tailgated by Planned Parenthood protesters chanting “Offsides for telling lies,” ABC News reports.
The protesters, some of whom were affiliated with Planned Parenthood and others who were supporters, were dressed in pink and waved pink pom-poms as they followed the Republican presidential candidate around the tailgate, chanting things like “Layoffs, lies, no surprise, Carly fumbles for these Hawkeyes!” and “Women are watching and we vote.”
Planned Parenthood v. Carly Fiorina at Iowa tailgate pic.twitter.com/l2sS9h0CSG
— Jordyn Phelps (@JordynPhelps) September 26, 2015
Some people in the crowd supporting Fiorina shouted back at the pink-clad protesters, “So do we!”
Fiorina told reporters while greeting and taking photos with Hawkeye fans on Saturday, “I think we’re making a difference — that’s my reaction.”
She added, “I think (the protesters) are scared that the people of America are starting to look at what’s really going on in Planned Parenthood clinics, and they can’t deny what’s going on, so they shout slogans instead.”
The protest follows comments Fiorina made in this month’s GOP debate when she mentioned the undercover video from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress that showed a fully-formed fetus being kept alive to harvest its brain.
At one point during Saturday’s protest, a few condoms were tossed into the group surrounding Fiorina. One landed on a woman’s head and she quickly swatted it from her hair.
Joining the protesters was a patient of Planned Parenthood, Cindy Shireman, who pushed through the crowd to confront Fiorina directly and told her she doesn’t support women’s health.
“Oh I support women’s health,” Fiorina quipped back, while grasping Shireman’s hand. “You need to ask yourself some questions [like] why is it that fetuses are butchered alive to harvest their brains. Why?”