Tuesday, April 12, 2011
During the debate over shutting down the government, a major sticking point was money for Planned Parenthood. Republican Senator Jon Kyl thought it was worth closing the government over the issue because abortion is, “well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.” Judy Tabar of Planned Parenthood responded that Kyl’s figures were a little off. Abortion is more like three percent of the organization’s activities.
CNN contacted the senator’s office, which responded that his statement was not meant to be factual. “After all,” Kyl stated, “I’m a politician. People know that 90 percent of what I say is bullshit.” Now that’s a statement that we can believe in.