'The View': Joy Behar battles co-hosts on teaching sex to preschoolers (Video)

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The hosts of "The View" blasted Carly Fiorina for holding an anti-abortion rally in the presence of preschoolers, with Joy Behar equating the stunt to teaching sex education in schools.

"She was obviously not very proactive in getting the children out ... Do you think she was teaching sex education in the schools?" Behar asked on Friday's show, pointing out that many Republican candidates object to school-sanctioned sex ed.

The panel was discussing the recent controversy surrounding Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who has taken some heat for delivering a speech about abortion in front of a group of young children on a field trip.

Carly Fiorina on the campaign trail:

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC - SEPTEMBER 22: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to voters during a town hall meeting at the Ocean Reef Convention Center September 22, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Fiorina is a former Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard and currently chairs the non-profit philanthropic organization Good360. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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Behar's co-hosts were skeptical of the comparison, with Paula Faris calling it "a bit of a stretch" and guest host Sherri Shepherd saying, "That's like comparing apples to sex education."

The conversation then pivoted to a debate about the right age to begin teaching children about sex.

"Sometimes I think we get carried away with exposing children to things they may not be ready for," said CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, saying she has problems with some of the things her kids' school is teaching them about sex.

"I disagree completely," Behar said. "I think you should teach sex ed at a very young age ... The younger the better, so that they get used to hearing all the things that you're embarrassed to tell them when they're older."

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10 facts about Carly Fiorina:

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1. She’s a cancer survivor. Carly was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She underwent a double mastectomy and endured months of chemotherapy and radiation.

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2. She was the first female to run a Fortune 20 company, starting her tenure as CEO in 1999 at the age of 45, but her work at the company has been closely scrutinized and many consider her one of the worst CEOs in history. She was ousted in 2005.

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3. She studied medieval history and philosophy at Stanford.

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4. Her father was a deputy attorney general under President Richard Nixon.

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5. She’s a new author. Her book “Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey” came out May 5. Her book “Tough Choices” came out in 2006.

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