Fact-Checking the Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Vox: During Congress’ Planned Parenthood hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) showed this chart to make the point about Planned Parenthood’s activities:

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 10.04.28 PM

“This is not how charts work! Since 935,573 is a larger number than 327,653, the pink line should be above the red line. Here’s what you get if you chart the numbers accurately:”


“The chart is misleading in another way, too. It’s true that Planned Parenthood performed 290,000 abortions and 2 million cancer-related services in 2006. But the organization also provided more than 3 million treatments for sexually transmitted diseases and nearly 4 million contraceptive services that year. By 2013, the number of STD treatments had gone up to 4.5 million, while the number of contraceptive services declined modestly to 3.6 million.”

Read previous post:
Is the Fossil Fuel Industry Guilty of Racketeering?

The Guardian: "ExxonMobil has become infamous for its secretive anti-climate science campaign, having spent $30 million funding groups denying the...