Claire McCaskill’s Ironic Planned Parenthood Question: “Why Defund the Entity Preventing Abortions?”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 22, 2017   |   3:56PM   |   Washington, DC

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill either does not know or does not want the voting public to know what the abortion chain Planned Parenthood actually does.

The pro-abortion Democrat from Missouri tried to explain her support for the No. 1 abortion business in the United States on Saturday by claiming Planned Parenthood does more to prevent abortions than any other group.

The Dunklin Democrat reports McCaskill described her support for the abortion chain during a town hall meeting Saturday in Kennett.

According to the report:

McCaskill shared her views on Planned Parenthood after an audience member questioned the practices on the organization.

“Teenage pregnancy is at an all time low in this country,” shared McCaskill. “Abortion is at the lowest rate that it’s been since Roe v. Wade was decided. It’s because we’ve made access to birth control so readily available.”

“It’s the most utilized source for birth control for millions of women,” stated McCaskill. “So why would we shut down the funding to the very entity that’s helping us prevent abortions? It makes no sense to me.”

The statement is almost laughable, except for the fact that McCaskill actually believes it or at least wants her constituents to. The abortion giant Planned Parenthood makes millions performing more than 300,000 abortions on unborn babies every year. It throws pizza parties and gives awards to abortion clinics that exceed their abortion quotas. And it promotes risky sexual behavior to teens in public schools across the country.

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Abortion is Planned Parenthood’s main business, and its leaders have refused to give it up to focus on providing real health care to women. Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood leaders even refused an offer for an increase in tax funding as long as they stopped doing abortions. CEO Cecile Richards called the offer “obscene and insulting,” making it clear that abortions – not women’s health care – are Planned Parenthood’s primary focus.

McCaskill must have missed this. Or she had other motives for ignoring it. In 2015, Fox News reported the Missouri Senator received at least $26,000 in campaign donations from Planned Parenthood PACs since 2006.

She has a strong pro-abortion voting record. Back in 2015, she also made sexist remarks against men in a video for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” On a range of issues, McCaskill said men should just “shut the hell up.”

The abortion chain that McCaskill supports to the tune of about half a billion taxpayer dollars per year aborts more unborn babies than any other group in the United States. In 2015, it performed 328,348 abortions on unborn babies, nearly 5,000 more than the previous year. That same year, it provided less birth control, saw fewer patients and received more taxpayer funding.

Abortions are down in the United States as a whole. In 2014, abortion numbers dropped below 1 million for the first time in four decades, according to the Guttmacher Institute. But Planned Parenthood’s market share has been increasing, and it now performs about one third of all abortions in the United States.

McCaskill does not have to look far to find this information. Planned Parenthood itself provides these numbers publicly through reports and statements. But maybe McCaskill just does not want to know the truth.