How little facts mean to Planned Parenthood’s billion dollar business

By Dave Andrusko

Rich Lowry is editor of National Review, a syndicated columnist, and author. So he is worth heeding when he caustically took on a CNN commentator who was spreading “easily debunked misinformation.”

Rich knows how little facts mean to ideologues in search of coming to the “right” conditions. Or to the King of the Billion dollar abortion industry, Planned Parenthood.

He performed major surgery on Planned Parenthood’s bogus claim that abortion constituted only “3 percent of its services.” Rich explained the loops and deceptions and misleading way Planned Parenthood buried the truth that abortion is a huge revenue source.

“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,” he wrote. “The 3 percent figure is derived by counting abortion as just another service like much less consequential services.”

So abortion is considered a service no different than a pregnancy test (1.1 million), even though a box with two pregnancy tests can be procured from the local drugstore for less than $10.

By Planned Parenthood’s math, a woman who gets an abortion but also a pregnancy test, an STD test and some contraceptives has received four services, and only 25 percent of them are abortion. This is a little like performing an abortion and giving a woman an aspirin, and saying only half of what you do is abortion.

To be fair, this was not “easily debunked misinformation.” You’d have to dig and be willing to put the time to reach the truth.

But to Lowry, as it is to Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC Director of Education & Research, NRLC’s resident expert on Planned Parenthood, facts do matter. And Dr. O’Bannon careful examination of the truth behind Planned Parenthood campaign of evasion and distortion, have been an indispensable service to the Pro-Life Movement.