Fox News Under Fire, Falsely Asserts Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Do Abortions

A Fox news anchor is drawing criticism from pro-life advocates for saying in a news report that Planned Parenthood doesn’t do abortions. Moreover, former Judge Andrew Napolitano agreed with the anchor that that was the case.

Anchor Martha MacCallum was conducting a report on the decision by a federal appeals court to allow Texas to continue its effort revoking taxpayer funds from the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

“So judge obviously there has been a lot of debate in this country over whether or not the federal government and states should fund Planned Parenthood because they do refer people to and give them counseling with regard to abortion. They don’t perform abortions at Planned Parenthood,” she said to Napolitano, who responded, “Correct.”

“So Planned Parenthood says that most of what we do is outreach to women who need cancer screenings and basic health care, OBGYN health care, we do not provide abortions, we do counsel people, and we do help them, if they say that that’s what they want to do, we help them get there,” MacCallum added.

However, Planned Parenthood’s own figures show it is the biggest abortion business in the nation.

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  • bruce1369

    So much for fair and balanced. Want to bet there is no retraction from MacCallum and His Honor?

  • thejerkstore

    Really suprised that the Judge would mess up on this one. Napolitano is a good and honorable man, who I believe is interested only in the truth, I would hope he would recant this statement and confess his error.

    • joewmiller

      Don’t count on it. His unhelpful assessment of Alaska’s 2010 vote fraud ignored dozens of affidavits, the law, and our campaign. He never did correct himself.

  • nemnem

    They have been doing abortions for YEARS and YEARS. When I was 16, about 30 years ago, I had to friends who had abortions…..BOTH through Planned Parenthood…..Darn it Martha, so disappointed in your report!

  • marineh2ominer

    What the hell is the diference whether they handle the weapons of murder or just enable the murderers ?

  • Popo2

    That has to be one of the most stupid and/or ignorant statements ever uttered by a Fox news anchor. For whatever reason, Fox does appears to be ever more increasingly CNN-like every time I turn them on (which is less and less frequently).

  • jimbo124816

    Planned Parenthood’s main, number one objective is to abort as many babies as possible every year. Each and every year, they do about 300,000 abortions…that’s a slight discrepancy with their claim of zero abortions.

    Maybe Martha meant they do zero mammograms, and The Judge could agree with that and still keep his reputation intact.