Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Kyl: Facts Don’t Matter to Me

First Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona completely flips reality on its head and claims that abortion is 90% of what Planned Parenthood does:

KYL: Everybody goes to clinics, to doctors, to hospitals, so on. Some people go to Planned Parenthood. But you don’t have to go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that’s well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.


The real figure: 3%. But since he simply can’t admit that he was wrong, his office releases this ridiculous statement:

HOLMES: We did call his office trying to ask what he was talking about there. And I just want to give it you verbatim here. It says, ‘his remark was not intended to be a factual statement, but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, a organization that receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funding, does subsidize abortions.’

Right. It wasn’t intended to be true, it was intended to distort the truth. Because that somehow changes the fact that he lied.