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Sen. Klobuchar wrongly claims most women seek health care at Planned Parenthood

"Sen. Amy Klobuchar's statement that 'a great majority of women in this country get their health care' from Planned Parenthood is demonstrably false," said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. Sen. Klobuchar made the claim in a Daily Show television interview last night and posted the video on social media. "Minnesota has more than 5.5 million residents, and Planned Parenthood claims only about 65,000 clients per year, some of whom are men." "Nationally, Planned Parenthood's latest annual report says it served 2.4 million people—11 percent of whom were men—in the year ending June 30, 2016. The U.S. population last year reached 323 million," Fischbach added. "Clearly there is no truth to Sen. Klobuchar's statement." "It is irresponsible for Sen. Klobuchar to spread such wildly inaccurate information about women," Fischbach said. "Women cannot 'get their health care' at Planned Parenthood, which provides only a few services. Many other options, including federally qualified health centers, provide far more in terms of actual health care for women. But Planned Parenthood is the leader in abortions both in Minnesota and across the nation." "Sen. Klobuchar has aligned herself with the number-one abortion promoter and provider, Planned Parenthood, and is even willing to distort the truth about its business," Fischbach said.

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