PolitiFact: Planned Parenthood largest abortion provider

Posted at 7:12 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 20:12:57-04

Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a priority for House Republicans, and Politifact Wisconsin checks a claim that suggests the agency is the leading abortion provider.
Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman has been an outspoken supporter of defunding Planned Parenthood.

At an April town hall meeting Grothman made this claim:

"Glenn Grothman said that Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in United States," said Greg Borowski at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Planned Parenthood provides many health care services and is prohibited from using federal funds to support abortion procedures.
In fact, PolitiFact Wisconsin found that nearly nine out of 10 patients used the clinics for services other than abortions, but "those who do have an abortion, it is either between 35 and 50 percent, depending how you counted, abortions in the United States are conducted or performed at Planned Parenthood clinics," Borowski said.
Planned Parenthood tells PolitiFact Wisconsin that it operates 660 centers around the country, about half offer abortions.
"It would be really hard to imagine who is number two because they're so far and away number one." Borowski said.
PolitiFact Wisconsin rates Grothman's claim True.

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