On Thursday afternoon, our friends at the Daily Caller caught The Washington Post and reporter Amber Phillips embarrassing themselves as the liberal paper told readers in a story about Planned Parenthood that the abortion provider was “nonpartisan.”
Daily Caller News Foundation’s Rachel Stoltzfoos made clear in her first sentence just how laughable the claim was, noting that Planned Parenthood “spent 99 percent of its political contributions on Democrats in 2016 and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.”
For the record, here’s the statement in question by Phillips in The Post newsletter “The 5-Minute Fix” analyzing how GOP health care plan differs from ObamaCare: “The nonpartisan health care clinic, which also performs abortions, has been in conservatives’ crosshairs for more than a year now.”
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Stoltzfoos did a basic search of the campaign spending for “nakedly partisan” Planned Parenthood Action Fund and found:
The political arm of the non-profit, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, dumped more than $700,000 into federal races in 2016, and virtually all of it went to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The group spent about $530,000 to elect Democrats in the House, and another $147,000 to elect Democrats in the Senate, but just $10,000 on Republicans in the House and Senate combined. The political action fund also donated more than $9,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and launched an unprecedented get out the vote effort for her campaign in which volunteers knocked on more than a million doors.
To cap off this brief, effective takedown, Stoltzfoos repeatedly reached out to Phillips to see if The Post reporter had an comment on her label for the far-left group. Not surprisingly, Stoltzfoos revealed that “Phillips did not respond to multiple requests for comment.”
If you need even more of a reason to distrust Planned Parenthood, look no further than the intrepid reporting of MRC Culture’s Katie Yoder. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.