From the Washington Post:
2. Ninety percent of what Planned Parenthood does is provide abortions.
That is what Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said this month in a speech against federal support for Planned Parenthood; his staff later said his assertion was “not intended to be a factual statement.”
Here is a factual statement: Planned Parenthood’s abortion care represents 3 percent of its medical services — 332,000 terminations out of a total of 11.4 million services provided in 2009. Nearly all the care offered at Planned Parenthood health centers is preventive services and screenings, including contraception, testing for sexually transmitted infections, pap smears and breast exams. Title X funds cannot be used for abortion care at any time, for any reason. Federal Medicaid funds can be used to reimburse a provider for an abortion when the pregnancy would endanger the life of the woman or resulted from rape or incest.
States can use their local tax dollars to support abortion care for low-income women, and 17 states do so under Medicaid. The capital city did, too — until last week, when Congress overturned the District’s Medicaid abortion coverage.
Many of the so called “facts” about Planned Parenthood are not facts at all. They are outright lies told because people want to mold reality to fit their political agenda. The best way to prevent abortion is to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It’s easier to believe a lie than work to learn the truth.
Many Planned Parenthood Centers do not even offer abortion services.
Stay tuned for more…..part 3 will dispell even more myths.
Elena is now calling the initiatives to close down teen pregnancy prvention iniatives and Planned Parenthood, Pro-abortion measures. I believe she is correct.