In 2013, a charity whose board is chaired by Carly Fiorina donated $18,022 of goods to an organization that provides financial assistance to women seeking abortions.
Fiorina, the Republican presidential candidate, has served as the chair of Good360 since 2012. The organization facilitates donations from companies to nonprofits by allowing the companies to donate products, and the nonprofits to select the products they need on an online marketplace. Good360 then delivers the products to the nonprofits.
In 2013, the organization donated $18,022 in goods to the Abortion Access Network of Arizona, a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds, according to Good360's tax form from that year. Fiorina is listed on the form as on the board of the organization.
According to the group's website, the Abortion Access Network of Arizona "provides financial assistance to people seeking abortions in the state of Arizona," while the National Network of Abortion Funds calls abortion "a fundamental human right."
Additionally, according to the group's website, the Abortion Access Network of Arizona helps fund Planned Parenthood Arizona.
Fiorina has made her staunch opposition to abortion a major focus of her campaign, delivering one of the most memorable moments of the last Republican presidential debate by challenging President Obama and Hillary Clinton to watch an undercover video of a Planned Parenthood official talking about donating fetal tissue. She has also called on the government to block funding for Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, she observed an ultrasound being conducted at an alternative pregnancy center in South Carolina.
A spokeswoman for Fiorina's presidential campaign said in an email that Good360 is "agnostic on causes," and only requires that an "organization has to be a qualified, legitimate charity."
"The way it works is that an organization has to be a qualified, legitimate charity," spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores wrote. "They are agnostic on causes. An organization can then use the website or the disaster recovery portal."
Selecting which charities to help, Fiorina's spokeswoman said, is "based on an objective system they use that is intended to weed out fraudulent charities. There just isn't a test or requirement related to the cause supported or opposed by the charity."
She did not respond to a follow-up question about whether Fiorina was comfortable chairing Good360 while knowing the group facilitates donations that might go to organizations that provide access to abortion.
The Abortion Access Network of Arizona did not did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the nature of the goods provided by Good360.
Christopher Massie is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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