As much as the creators of no-apology hashtag campaigns like #ShoutYourAbortion would prefer organizations like Planned Parenthood to follow their lead, when the threat of losing taxpayer funding is in the air, supporters like Mark Ruffalo tend to talk more about cancer screenings than abortions.
A lot of MSNBC viewers were likely surprised Tuesday when they learned from an onscreen graphic that abortions account for (at least) 3 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services. Only 3 percent? That number seems awfully low.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) June 28, 2017
Ah! If you look closely enough, you see the source of that figure is Planned Parenthood itself. There’s no way the woman from the undercover video is every going to afford that Lamborghini if the baby part business is operating at that volume.
Love the "At least"
— M O A B (@tcat0169) June 28, 2017
That handy graphic was part of a longer segment that aired on MSNBC Tuesday. As Conor Beck noted at the Washington Free Beacon, MSNBC bypassed any number of Democrat politicians and went straight to the source, having Planned Parenthood’s Director of Constituency Communications sit in for a grilling by anchor Ali Velshi, who is “not an advocate” for Planned Parenthood, by the way.
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 28, 2017
The irony is rich. https://t.co/YLF4Uhzfp8
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) June 28, 2017
OK, maybe Velshi did come across as a bit of an advocate:
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi spent several minutes Tuesday heralding Planned Parenthood as “a critical tool for helping saving lives” and said “I’m not an advocate” before having Planned Parenthood’s Director of Constituency Communications come on to defend the organization.
“Some people just say it’s an abortion factory. Just stop for a minute. Put your Twitter down,” Velshi said before giving statistics on its number of patients.
“I’m not an advocate, just trying to tell you it’s a complex organization.”
Ali Velshi from CNN doing PR for PP. Then, a PP spokeswoman joins his effort.
— Conor Beck (@cb0321) June 27, 2017
It’s a complex, critical, life-saving tool, that’s all.
is that before or after the abortions
— packergirl (@p9cker_girl) June 28, 2017
This crap makes me nauseous
— Mr. Jonny Cab (@MrJonnyCab) June 28, 2017
Seriously? So how many babies have they saved?
— Lc4 America (@Lindaco74692732) June 28, 2017
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Elizabeth Warren is sick of explaining what Planned Parenthood does, so these folks pitched in to help https://t.co/6MuB2PDKm4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 23, 2017