Citing CVS And Obamacare, O'Reilly Argues There Is No Need To Fund Planned Parenthood

O'Reilly: "We Have To Have Planned Parenthood Because You Can't Get It Anywhere Else ... Bull"

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From the September 29 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY: So here is my beef. All right, 538 million taxpayer dollars per year go to Planned Parenthood. And I don't begrudge Miss Richards making a half million a year, it's a tough job, you got to organize this thing. But, Obamacare takes care of women's health issues. All of them. Birth control you can secure at any CVS on your corner. Why do we need Planned Parenthood to provide these serviced to the tune of $538 million?

KIRSTEN POWERS: Well I don't know that that's right that -- every single person doesn't have Obamacare. If you--

O'REILLY: But it's there for every single person to have.

POWERS: Right, right. Well, I think that - I mean, that's a good question. I guess I hadn't really thought about that before.

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O'REILLY: Here is Obamacare that we passed for an extraordinary amount of taxpayer money that gives you and every other woman access to any kind of birth control device you want, information, counseling, you name it. There's CVS right on the [corner]. What are there 400,000 of them?

POWERS: Well, the only thing is that you would need to get a prescription, and that's what Planned Parenthood -- [CROSSTALK]

O'REILLY: Oh, so that means you have to actually walk into the store. As you would walk into Planned Parenthood.

POWERS: No, you would need to get a prescription from a doctor. You can't just walk in and buy them.

O'REILLY: You can get a prescription anywhere.

POWERS: That's true. But I you think that Planned Parenthood is saying that you could come -- look, first of all, let's not put me in a position of defending Planned Parenthood.

O'REILLY: No, no, no. But you're a woman. And it's woman's health. We have to have Planned Parenthood because you can't get it anywhere else. Which is bull.

Related:

There Are Thousands of Clinics That Could Replace Planned Parenthood, Right? Nope.

Previously:

UPDATED: Growing List Of Planned Parenthood Investigations Hyped By Conservative Media Clears Organization Of Any Wrongdoing

CBO: Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Cost The Government $130M Over Next Decade

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