Bachmann mocked on Daily Show for Planned Parenthood comments
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took on Republicans who are attempting to defund Planned Parenthood, and as an example he used Rep. Michele Bachmann. Bachmann condemned Planned Parenthood’s “express centers” in Minnesota saying that they offer abortion. According to Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, they don’t.
“They’re focused on becoming big business,” Bachmann said on the House floor last week. “Sarah Stoesz, who heads the Planned Parenthood operation in my state of Minnesota, said she recently opened three express centers in wealthy Minnesota suburbs and shopping centers and malls and places where women are doing their grocery shopping, picking up Starbucks, living their daily lives and stopping off for an abortion.”
A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood told the Minnesota Independent that those “express centers,” actually called PLAN Express Care centers, do not offer abortion services.
According to the group’s website, the centers offer “no-exam health services” including birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and HPV vaccinations.
Here’s the clip from the Daily Show: