Friday, April 08, 2011

"I've had enough"....of prolifers telling the truth

Charli, a member of the Feministing community, is mad because prolifers are telling the truth about Planned Parenthood.
If I hear one more person call Planned Parenthood the “nations largest abortion provider,” I’m gonna lose it. According to the Guttmacher Institute there were approximatly 1.3 million abortions performed throughout the USA in 2009.
Actually, it's closer to 1.2 million.
Planned Parenthood performed approximatly 300,000 abortion in 2009.
Actually, it was 332,278. Hmmmm.... why is Charli raising the number of total abortions and lowering the abortions provided at Planned Parenthood?
Lets to the math together: 300,000 divided by 1.3 million = 0.2307. This means that Planned Parenthood is responsible for 23% of the abortions performed annually in the USA. HELLO?! Thats less than a quarter!
If we put in the non-edited Charli numbers (332,278 divided by 1,212,400) we get 27.4%. HELLO? That's more than a quarter!
This means that there are a lot of abortions happening in places other than Planned Parenthood.
Really? I never knew that if an organization or company was the largest provider of widgets that meant there couldn't be other organizations that provide widgets. I guess we can't say Subway is the largest fast food chain in the U.S. because there are a lot of other fast food chains.
However, they can get away with calling them the “largest abortion provider” because, as an organization, they provide more abortions than any other single organization.
So prolifers can get away with calling Planned Parenthood the nation's largest abortion provider because it happens to be true.
Basically, these politicians are doing what they do best: manipulating the truth for their benefit.
Or telling the truth at Planned Parenthood's expense.

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