Skip to comments.Trump Peddles Bogus Statistic to Defend Planned Parenthood
Posted on 02/26/2016 7:57:32 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
After undercover videos released in July showed that Planned Parenthood was involved in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, Donald Trump said he wasn't sure if the Planned Parenthood should lose all of its federal funding. He later shifted, saying: "I wouldn't do any funding as long as they are performing abortions."
Trump has stuck to that line, but he has also offered a lot of aid and comfort to Planned Parenthood by arguing it does "wonderful things." At Thursday night's debate, Trump said that "millions and millions of women cervical cancer, breast cancer are helped by Planned Parenthood." Trump did not mention the fact that community health centers could easily provide non-abortion services to those women and that Planned Parenthood has been caught falsely claiming that it performs mammograms.
Trump went on to say that he would defund Planned Parenthood "because of the abortion factor, which they say is 3 percent. I don't know what percentage it is. They say it's 3 percent." If Trump took the time to Google that statistic before repeating it on national television, he would have learned that it is wildly misleading.
Planned Parenthood commits more than 300,000 abortions per year. Abortions generate more than a third of the billion-dollar non-profit's revenue. You end up with the "three percent" figure only by treating the dispensing of birth control pills the same as the dismembering a human child.
"Practically every defender of the organization, fighting to preserve its federal funding, reverts to the 3 percent figure," Rich Lowry wrote in August. "The 3 percent figure is an artifice and a dodge, but even taking it on its own terms, it's not much of a defense. Only Planned Parenthood would think saying that they only kill babies 3 percent of the time is something to brag about."
"How much credit would we give someone for saying he only drives drunk 3 percent of the time, or only cheats on business trips 3 percent of the time, or only hits his wife during 3 percent of domestic disputes?" Lowry asked.
Perhaps we don't want to know how Donald Trump would answer those questions.
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Why are you spamming this site with Weakly Standardt propaganda ? They are another wing of the globalist MSM and you are doing their bidding ... why ?
In other words, Trump would defund Planned Parenthood abortions.
I thought that was good.
NO! In the upside down world of Ted Snuz, Trump can’t possibly be against abortion.
Get your story straight buster! /s
You know what, I just scratch my head any longer...
It used to be fun GGG.
Now it’s getting sad.
What if I told you that is not the only reason why I am putting in certain keywords.
We are in it to win it. What could possibly be sad about getting the faux conservative front runner out of there and having a genuine conservative take his place?
So GodGunsGuts, I hope you have a good plan for Tuesday night. As much effort as you have put into trying to trash Trump, it's gotta be depressing for you to watch Trump sweep at least 9 and probably all 11 states on Tuesday.
It's going to be
Any funding of Planned Parenthood funds Planned Parenthood abortions. They don't have two sets of books. Rent, utilities, administrative costs - these all go towards performing abortions.
Even if they comply, Trump likes to buy solutions on the cheap and refuses to buy trouble.
That is buying a solution on the cheap. Planned Parenthood is an Unholy Grail to the left. And how much does it drain our budget? Peanuts.
So he cuts Planned Parenthood in half while keeping them from cutting any more babies in half. Solution ... avoiding the ‘war on women’ minefield while saving innocent lives.
Other conservatives want to buy trouble by defunding it completely — ‘war on women’. So they might or might not win the fight over a slender bone while a smart budget cutter finds bigger fish to fry.
He would fund Planned Parenthood except for abortion. (This is current federal policy)
Tuesday is almost here. Thank God.
And I haven’t seen a fraction of that kind of strategic thinking from any of the other candidates.
Trump displayed more glaring ignorance when he states that Planned Parenthood - millions of women- cervical cancer, breast cancer- were helped by PP. Again, since he does not speak in full sentences, it is difficult to ascertain if he thinks they treat cancer at PP. They do not. They do have classes that fight homophobia however.
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