I don't even know how to explain how wrong this is. According to one source, Fiorina bumped into the children and parents at the fish pond, and then led them all to her rally, where her campaign unexpectedly brought them onstage and sat them in front of a picture of a fetus. It's somewhat inconceivable how many issues this brings up- first and foremost, the issue of taking children without their guardian's permission and putting them onstage in front of strangers is completely wrong. But then, to use them to campaign against abortion? That is not only disgusting, but highly manipulative.
What Fiorina is trying to do is plant the idea in the audience's- and possibly the children's- mind that to abort a fetus is as bad as killing one of these children. Aside from any stance on abortion, this comparison is completely asinine. Having four full years of experience and care creates a massive difference between these children and a fetus. This is, however, not such a new tactic among anti-abortion politicians. Frequently they will use advertisements showing babies, or even toddlers, to try and force the audience to sympathize. They know that fetuses do not look cute, so they make false comparisons to justify their actions.
This is not about abortion. This is about an abhorrent attempt to hijack an audience's emotions using unsuspecting children. There is no good way to paint this, Ms. Fiorina, and frankly no good excuse you can give to those parents. Maybe next time you want to tug at parents' heartstrings you can steal their baby right from its crib.