Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said on "Fox News Sunday" that she stands by the possibility of using a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood.

Fiorina, who has been surging in the polls following her strong performance in the second GOP debate, said it's time that the Republican Party stands up and declares that no taxpayer money should be used to fund abortions.

"I find it fascinating that Democrats will never support taxpayer funding, for example, for a women's health center right next door to a Planned Parenthood that would provide all those same services and also provide women an alternative to abortion," Fiorina said.

Fiorina said this argument is about whether or not as a nation, we are going to stand by while taxpayer money is being used to fund this kind of "butchery."

"Something very important has changed since the last government shutdown," Fiorina said. "What's changed is the Republican Party has historic majorities in the House and we now control the majority in the Senate. A lot of people worked really hard out there in the nation to make that happen. I was one of them. And I think people worked hard because they expected a change based on that majority."

"I do think that people want to know, 'What do we stand for? What does our party stand for? What do I stand for?'"

Watch more from the "Fox News Sunday" interview above.

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