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April 14 Buzz: Intended factual statements about Planned Parenthood

April 14, 2011 |  1:38 pm

Most viewed, commented and shared: Campaign of misinformation against Planned Parenthood

In her Thursday column, Meghan Daum takes on high-profile opponents of Planned Parenthood. Stop making up stuff, she says of the bogus misinformation they've been putting out there. She takes Bill O'Reilly, Steve Doocy, Michele Bachmann and Jon Kyl to task. For example:

When Republican Sen. Jon Kyl wrongly proclaimed on the Senate floor recently that abortions constitute "well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does," his office responded to the blowback by saying that "his remark was not intended to be a factual statement."

Oh, OK. That's cool, then.

She proceeds to set them straight on the facts. She also has a bit of advice for what to do should someone at Walgreens offers you a breast exam.

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