Tuesday, April 12, 2011

LifeNews.com: "Politifact Misleads in Bashing Jon Kyl Over Planned Parenthood"

LifeNews.com, an obviously pro-life/anti-abortion (depending on your POV) organization, published a criticism of PolitiFact's review of a recent statement by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that jibed considerably with one I published very recently:

“Planned Parenthood calculates the numbers by services provided, rather than dollars spent,” the web site said. “By this tally, abortions accounted for just under 3 percent of the procedures Planned Parenthood provided in 2009, which is the most recent year for which the group is reporting statistics. And that would make Kyl’s statement way off. Kyl has vastly overstated the share of abortions.”

Kyl’s office responded to the criticism in a statement saying his remarks were meant to “illustrate that Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives millions in taxpayer dollars, does subsidize abortions.”

But Planned parenthood’s own figures show Kyl was right in the sense that Planned parenthood is primarily an abortion business and, for pregnant women, abortion is the only option they essentially present.
Do remember that quality content ought to trump charges that LifeNews.com is biased on the topic.  Just as low quality content from PolitiFact contributes to the impression that PolitiFact is biased on the topic rather than impartial.

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