O'Reilly & Ingraham Lied About Planned Parenthood (Again)
By: Steve - January 6, 2012 - 10:00am
Thursday night Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham both falsely claimed that abortion is the "core business" of Planned Parenthood, when, in fact, abortion services only made up 3 percent of their medical activities in 2010.
Ingraham also claimed that Planned Parenthood spends $56 million per year on "lobbying"; except they actually spent $56 million in 2010 on "public policy," which includes a variety of activities.
INGRAHAM: But the key fact is, Bill, that Planned Parenthood really exists -- it does all these other things for sure, but abortion is the core business of Planned Parenthood.
In fact, she is lying, and the Planned Parenthood Annual Report proves it: Their Abortion Services Made Up only 3% Of Medical Services Provided In 2010.
O'REILLY: That is their core business, there's no doubt about it.
INGRAHAM: No doubt about it. No doubt about it. [The O'Reilly Factor, 1/5/12]
Their core business is STI/STD testing and treatment, which made up 38% of their business. Their other main business is contraception, which made up 33.5% of their business. Abortion is the least of what they do at the low low level of 3% of their business.
Ingraham: "$56 Million A Year Is Spent On Lobbying By Planned Parenthood."
INGRAHAM: And Bill, $56 million a year, in this report, spent on lobbying by Planned Parenthood. That means the Democratic races, that means the presidency. They need a Democrat to be in control in the White House in order to get this money. That's their lifeline. [The O'Reilly Factor, 1/5/12]
Wrong again, because their own financial report that is available to the public shows the $56 million was spent on Public Policy.
Planned Parenthood's Vice President For Public Policy Said The $56 Million Was Spent on a Variety Of Activities, Including "Government Relations, Grassroots Organizing, Litigation, And Political Affairs."
From the Planned Parenthood website:
Laurie Rubiner is vice president for public policy for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider.
Most of their money ($699.2 million was spent on medical services) making Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham massive, lying, right-wing hacks.
Ms. Rubiner leads the organization's implementation of national and state strategies for improved public policies through government relations, grassroots organizing, litigation, and political affairs. [PlannedParenthood.org, accessed 1/5/12]
And btw folks, all the financial information I just quoted is on the Planned Parenthood website (in detail) so that means O'Reilly and Ingraham could have looked it, up just as I did. But instead they decided to lie about what they do, and how much they spend doing it. Proving it was no accident, they just lied on purpose to make Planned Parenthood look bad.
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