For years, Planned Parenthood sought to publicly downplay the amount of abortions they perform by claiming it was just 3% of what they do. But the group’s new leader told Buzzfeed that abortion was integral to their organization.
Planned Parenthood wants you to think it only kills babies occasionally. It has pointed to its own dubious accounting to claim that abortion makes up just 3 percent of the services it provides, as if snuffing out the lives of unborn children sporadically somehow makes it more excusable morally.
But the truth is bad for the abortion business.
For years, it has guarded the 3 percent figure jealously, and a complicit press has reprinted it uncritically. Its former president, Cecile Richards, repeated it during congressional testimony. Journalists at CNN, Politico, and the New York Times publish it without qualification. It’s repeated so often, it has become an ironclad lie. A recent statement from current Planned Parenthood President Leanna Wen comes as a surprise, then.
“Our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care,” said Leanna Wen, President of Planned Parenthood.