Sentator Jon Kyl will hopefully always be remembered for his claim that 90% of Planned Parenthood services are abortion as well as his staff’s follow up comment that this claim was not meant to be “factual.”
I sincerely hope that this political misstep will be remembered for its sheer insanity as well as the fact it illustrates, the GOPs reliance on people not checking facts but accepting political jargon.
The fact is abortions are 3% of Planned Parenthoods services and none of those abortions are paid for with federal money. That is the fact.
As Gail Collin’s points our in her Sunday column, this fight over Planned Parenthood is not about facts or even abortion, it is about rallying the base against reproductive rights.
Collin’s writes “For eons now, people have been wondering why the two sides can’t just join hands and agree to work together to reduce the number of abortions by expanding the availability of family-planning services and contraception.The answer is that a large part of the anti-abortion community is also anti-contraception.”
Read Collin’s full article here.