Not Intended to be a Factual Statement

In the heat of the recent budget debate and the far right’s effort to defund Planned Parenthood, Jon Kyl went on the floor to declare that “well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does” is abortions. Fact checking organizations quickly reminded everyone that he had it backwards, and less than 3% of Planned Parenthood’s work is related to abortion.

Kyl later released a letter saying his remark was “not intended to be a factual statement.”  Of course, Stephen Colbert had some fun with Kyl over this. There’s a link to the video at the article.

Links: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2011_04/028869.php

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53214.html

http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2011/04/13/stephen-colbert-top-10-non-factual-statements-about-jon-kyl.htm

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