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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

TN: Knox News (no name) about some fact checking....

 Update: Knox News has printed a correction stating ...
"Correction: The Planned Parenthood clinic in Memphis provides abortion services. A previous version of this editorial was incorrect."
What about Nashville PP....they do abortions...will watch for the next correction.

So stunned to read this editorial in the Knox News....just posted although no reporter put his/her name to it. 
"Supporters of such bans have targeted Planned Parenthood because some of its clinics (though none in Tennessee) perform abortions. "
Excuse me?? PP clinics in Nashville and Memphis do not perform abortions..... Hmmm might want to check out their websites that advertise surgical and medical abortions.  The rest of his column was pretty trite and warmed over PP talking points  about how many unplanned pregnancies occur in TN and how many babies are born to single women.
"Guttmacher researchers also found 58 percent of all pregnancies in Tennessee were unintended. Sixty-nine percent of those were mistimed, while 31 percent were unwanted. A quarter ended in abortions."
Apparently all the years of funding Title X through PP has not brought about the desired results send us more $$. Hmmm...
Then they end with a scare tactic....
"Thirty Democratic senators sent a letter last week to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging her to warn states about the illegality of the bans"
Oh my, 30 Dems wrote a letter to abortion supporter on steroids Kathleen Sebelius saying not giving $$ to the nation's largest abortion provider might be illegal. I am shaking.....

I noted that this editorial was posted at midnight... maybe that is the excuse for such a weak and inaccurate editorial . Surely Knox News  can do better than this.

Just noticed that many comments are taking the editorial to task but no one does it better than noted speaker, Ryan Bomberger  of .  He weighs in on the Comments page and blasts the writer with FACTS  that should embarrass them.  Don't you just hate it when the facts get in the way of an agenda.....
Ryan ends with this insightful comment after his factual "slap down"

"The question should be: Why do we continue to annually fund, with over $350 million of our hard-earned tax dollars, an organization that fails to accomplish its publicly promoted basic function?
Answer: ideology over actuality. Abortion apologists will defend abortion (via Planned Parenthood) at any cost, with any distortion, and apparently with anonymous Op-Eds that shill for a failing but extremely profitable organization."
 Well....Knox News????

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