Representative Warburton is at it again, lying about abortion rates to justify her personal and partisan crusade against abortion rights and Planned Parenthood. In today’s Independent Record, she argues that it’s appropriate to cut funding for Planned Parenthood because abortion rates are not declining:
“After decades of giving Planned Parenthood billions of dollars (nationwide), they have not changed those numbers,” Warburton said. “It certainly doesn’t justify giving them more taxpayer money.”
Once again, the facts show, the words of Stephen Colbert, their well-known liberal bias. According to the Guttmacher Insittute, abortion rates in the Montana and the United States have drastically declined in the past two decades, from 20.7 legal abortions per 1,000 women in 1991 to 12.3 in 2008. The period of steepest decline? During the presidency of Bill Clinton, when family planning services weren’t being demonized and defunded.
Of course, Representative Warburton often lies to make her case about reproductive health. Just last week, she presented false evidence to the House to support her attacks on Planned Parenthood.
As long as the media lets her get away with it, why would she stop?