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Washington Post Debunks Planned Parenthood Claims

While the Washington Post often is seen as left-leaning, a new video from pro-life group Live Action highlights [1] five times the Post debunked claims by Planned Parenthood.

One is the Planned Parenthood statistic claiming that “Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.”

 

“The 3 percent figure that Planned Parenthood uses is misleading, comparing abortion services to every other service that it provides,” the Post wrote. [6]“The organization treats each service — pregnancy test, STD test, abortion, birth control — equally. Yet there are obvious difference between a surgical (or even medical) abortion, and offering a urine (or even blood) pregnancy test. These services are not all comparable in how much they cost or how extensive the service or procedure is.”

Another fact-checking Washington Post headline read [7] “Planned Parenthood’s false stat: ‘Thousands’ of women died every year before Roe.” The Post scolded Planned Parenthood’s use of the stat, “repeated use of this number reminds us of the shoddy data used by human trafficking opponents.”

The Post also called out [8]“The stale claim that ‘one in three’ women will have an abortion by age 45,” as well as “The repeated, misleading claim that Planned Parenthood ‘provides’ mammograms” [9] and that “99 percent of sexually active women have used birth control in their lifetime.” [10]