Who Needs Facts To Attack Planned Parenthood? Not The O’Reilly Factor
Bill O’Reilly and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham falsely claimed that abortion is the “core business” of Planned Parenthood, when, in fact, abortion services made up 3 percent of the organization’s medical activities in 2010. Ingraham also claimed that Planned Parenthood spends $56 million per year on “lobbying”; it actually spent $56 million in 2010 on “public policy,” which includes a variety of activities.
O’Reilly, Ingraham Falsely Claim Abortion Is Planned Parenthood’s “Core Business”
Ingraham: “Abortion Is The Core Business Of Planned Parenthood.” From the January 5 edition of The O’Reilly Factor:
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.
BILL O’REILLY (host): That is their core business, there’s no doubt about it.
INGRAHAM: No doubt about it. No doubt about it. [Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, 1/5/12]
Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Services Made Up 3% Of Medical Services Provided In 2010. From Planned Parenthood’s 2009-2010 Annual Report: