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Fact-Checking Claims about Planned Parenthood

Congress is expected to vote today on a resolution that would eliminate any federal funding for Planned Parenthood or its affiliates.

Activists are making claims about what Planned Parenthood does, and the veracity of some of these have already made headlines. Congress is expected to vote today on a resolution that would eliminate any federal funding for Planned Parenthood or its affiliates. Federal funds that currently go to Planned Parenthood (and any other organization) cannot be used for abortion, but it is Planned Parenthood's role in providing abortions that have made it a target of pro-life legislators. After Senator Jon Kyl said abortion is "well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does," his staff said that the remarks were "not intended to be a factual statement." Here are what two groups—Planned Parenthood and the Family Research Council—are telling supporters.

Planned Parenthood

Claim 1: Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.

Planned Parenthood offers fewer factual claims than its opponents, but a common factoid in discussions on the role of abortion ...

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