O'Reilly: Planned Parenthood "encouraging" abortion among teens because they "get paid for every abortion"October 13, 2005 6:50 PM EDT ››› SAM GILL
On the October 13 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly suggested that Planned Parenthood "would be encouraging" young women to get abortions because "Planned Parenthood gets paid for every abortion that they're involved with."
Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, with a policy of providing services irrespective of income. Many Planned Parenthood clinics offer services on a sliding scale based on ability to pay; the organization's website states that it is committed to "ensuring that financial concerns are not a barrier to necessary health care." These policies and rates extend to all services provided by Planned Parenthood.
From the October 13 broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:
O'REILLY: Look, again, it's notification, not approval. So you -- if you're a girl, you can still go ahead and have the abortion, and I'm sure Planned Parenthood would be encouraging you because Planned Parenthood gets paid for every abortion that they're involved with. I don't like Planned Parenthood.