Kyl Removes Planned Parenthood Remarks from Congressional Record

Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) “has erased from the Congressional record his false claim that abortions comprise 90% of Planned Parenthood’s services,” Talking Points Memo reports.

According to the Library of Congress website, members of Congress are entitled to "edit the transcript of their floor remarks before publication in the daily record or the permanent record."

On April 8, Kyl said that, "If you want an abortion you go to Planned Parenthood and that’s well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does." Following the change, the Congressional Record now reads, "If you want an abortion you go to Planned Parenthood and that is what Planned Parenthood does."

Soon after Kyl delivered his false claim, critics pointed out that abortions actually make up only about 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services. Kyl’s office then issued a clarification, saying his claim was not intended to be a factual statement.

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2 responses to “Kyl Removes Planned Parenthood Remarks from Congressional Record

  1. Senate jr.

    KYL should get his facts straight before he opens his fat mouth.

  2. If people would think before they spoke, things like this wouldn’t need to be done..

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