Kids, I’m sure by now you heard about Jon Kyl’s claims about Planned Parenthood that he made on the Senate floor:
If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood. And that’s well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.
After he got slapped around by almost everyone who did a little fact-checking (from The Philadelphia Inquirer)…
Abortion constitutes 3 percent of what Planned Parenthood does. More than 90 percent of the organization’s services, 96 percent if you prefer specifics – Kyl, apparently, does not – are for contraception, cancer screening, detection and treatment of sexually transmitted disease, and other health issues.
…the senator’s office issued this statement:
His remark was not intended to be a factual statement, but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, a organization that receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funding, does subsidize abortions.
Stephen Colbert and his fans had a bit of fun with that on Twitter, and I thought I’d add a few more things that are not intended to be factual statements that you might not have known about Jon Kyl. For one thing, Jon Kyl was born a Muslim…