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Huh? Fox News claims that Planned Parenthood does not perform abortions, only does referrals
Life Site News ^ | August 22, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN

Posted on 08/23/2012 2:49:12 PM PDT by NYer

August 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fox News anchorwoman Martha MacCallum stated today that Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the United States, does not perform abortions, but only refers women to abortion providers if they so wish.

MacCallum made the claim, which she later repeated, in an interview with Fox legal expert and former judge Andrew Napolitano on a recent ruling by a U.S federal judge permitting the state of Texas to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers and referrers.

“So judge obviously there has been a lot of debate in this country over whether or not the federal government and states should fund Planned Parenthood because they do refer people to and give them counseling with regard to abortion. They don’t perform abortions at Planned Parenthood,” said MacCallum to Napolitano.

“Correct,” replied Napolitano.

Later in the same interview, MacCallum repeated the claim that Planned Parenthood does not provide abortions, as well as the organization’s insistence that most of what it does is unrelated to abortion.

“So Planned Parenthood says that most of what we do is outreach to women who need cancer screenings and basic health care, ob-gyn health care, we do not provide abortions, we do counsel people, and we do help them, if they say that that’s what they want to do, we help them get there,” MacCallum said.

MacCallum may have been confused by reports by the Associated Press that state that Planned Parenthood does not provide abortions to women as part of the Texas Women’s Health Program. However, the organization provides abortions in Texas and throughout the United States, although some smaller clinics only refer for the service. The physically largest abortion clinic in the country is a Planned Parenthood facility in Houston, Texas, which is situated in the midst of four minority neighborhoods..

Nationwide, Planned Parenthood kills approximately 330,000 unborn children every year. A large percentage of its victims are members of ethnic and racial minority groups, particularly blacks and Hispanics.

On its own website, Planned Parenthood gives “Abortion, Birth Control, Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill)” as the first three items in a list of services provided by the organization.

Planned Parenthood received $487.4 million in government funding in the last year reported, 2010, and has about $1 billion in assets.  Its gross income from performing abortions is estimated at over $148,000,000 annually, about 14% of its total, and over 90% of pregnant women serviced by the organization receive abortions. It performs over 27% of the abortions in the United States each year.

Fox News did not respond to requests for comment by the time of publication of this article.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; fox
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1 posted on 08/23/2012 2:49:21 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 08/23/2012 2:50:07 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Another air head on FOX, no wonder I hardly ever watch FOX now.
Hring Sally Kohn, Megyn Kelly a pro homo, cross dressing idiot, Hannity the coward who canot mention the homostapo or even anything what the homo agenda wants

FOX has gone way off the charts like the other networks IMHO.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 2:51:40 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NYer

MacCallum is a lib right? Either that or she landed on her head somehow last night.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 2:52:13 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: NYer

just because they share a building doesnt mean they do abortions.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 2:53:28 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: NYer
The Stepford Wife says that PP does referrals only, that it does not commit abortions - and Napolitano says: That's right.

What on earth is going on here?
6 posted on 08/23/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: NYer

According to Planned Parenthood, 91% of what they do is abortions.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 2:58:18 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NYer

MacCallum is a lib bimbo.

Fox has become trash.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 2:59:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: jobim; dalebert
The Stepford Wife says that PP does referrals only, that it does not commit abortions - and Napolitano says: That's right.

Expanding on what dalebert said, PP may be indulging in Clintonesque argument.

If the abortion performer is not an employee of PP, but operates as an independent contractor who just sublets space in the PP building, then it's possible that the statement is technically true. So a girl comes in, and they "refer" her to the abortionist down the hall.

9 posted on 08/23/2012 3:03:33 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: NYer

Email address to inform Fox News that this “journalist” is dead wrong: foxnewstips@foxnews.com


10 posted on 08/23/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

done and hopefully others wil instead of just reading this and then not doing anything like so many do on our side today especially when it comes to the homo agenda.

FOX is just plain trash now.
Idiots, airheads, elitist establishment types,over talking each other when having a let wing nut and the establishment on


11 posted on 08/23/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NYer

The leftie’s timing was off when they called it Faux News.
But that is what they have become.

Ten years ago I had it on 15-18 hours a day. Since they moved left, I don’t give them ten hours a month.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 3:21:33 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Gator113

agreed, I’ve just mailed FOX regarding this and other issues

Wish the Koch brothers or someone on our side wiht money would start a proper news channel.
Mention what theleft is doing, what the homostapo is doing and how they sue, use NAZI thuggery etc, how abortion is done etc.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 3:22:54 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NYer

And this is the news channel that many Freepers like to watch, huh? When will they learn?


14 posted on 08/23/2012 3:27:46 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: PapaBear3625

Planned Parenthood’s arguement is technically correct but irrelevant. It’s like saying that the thug that cases a bank is not a bankrobber - they are in it together.

20 years ago my wife took a course in San Jose CA to become an OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner, and needed several hours of internship in order to get a Certificate. She was referred to Planned Parenthood to get in her intership hours — the non-abortion side. After she had been there for several days of internship, doing contraceptive consulting and GYN exams, in a water cooler conversation she admitted that she was Pro-Life.

She was fired the next day. Evidently, only pro-choice women are allowed to become OB-GYN Nurse Practitioners.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: NYer

Well, let’s ask some who have had an abortion at Planned Parenthood
or knows someone do did and slam this airhead with letters.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 3:34:26 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: NYer

Sounds like “Clintonian parsing” of the language is making a national media comeback.

Like when you see the Optometry Dept at Wal-Mart and there’s a little sign that says “operated by Joe Blow, D.O. LLC”


17 posted on 08/23/2012 3:36:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: PapaBear3625

Planned Parenthood’s arguement is technically correct but irrelevant. It’s like saying that the thug that cases a bank is not a bankrobber - they are in it together.

20 years ago my wife took a course in San Jose CA to become an OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner, and needed several hours of internship in order to get a Certificate. She was referred to Planned Parenthood to get in her intership hours — the non-abortion side. After she had been there for several days of internship, doing contraceptive consulting and GYN exams, in a water cooler conversation she admitted that she was Pro-Life.

She was fired the next day. Evidently, only pro-choice women are allowed to become OB-GYN Nurse Practitioners.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 3:41:00 PM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: manc
no wonder I hardly ever watch FOX now. ...

So you have switched to ... CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS ???

19 posted on 08/23/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

The upside of this is she’s probably never had an abortion. But she needs to correct this right away. I’ll write to FOX.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 3:50:56 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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