VOTE: The Most Outrageous Statement of 2011
This past year was full of talk around women’s health and Planned Parenthood, and let’s face it: sometimes the GOP say the darndest things. Our friends over at Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund compiled together some of the most outrageous statements that were made in 2011 – and they’re too good not to share. Check them out, and then cast your vote for the 2011 "What The Heck?!?" Award!
From their site:
“It's been a big year for ridiculous and ignorant statements about women's health. Thank goodness for the folks at the Comedy Central for helping us roll with the ridiculous as we endured these outrageous and baseless assertions. While Planned Parenthood has long been working to promote good policy that favors health and education, we've recently adopted our own new policy in response to these groan-worthy assertions: let's have a sense of humor, and roll with the ridiculous.
The Final Four most dumbfoundingly, forehead-smackingly ignorant statements. Drum roll please...
Is it the twice-nominated Michele Bachmann... ...for taking to the floor of Congress to erroneously but hilariously bemoan the availability of drive-through abortions in suburban shopping centers? Or...for making her now infamous and glaringly uninformed claim about the HPV vaccine?
Is it good ol’ Senator Jon Kyl, for his “not intended to be a factual statement"... statement about Planned Parenthood? ...Or was it our good friends at Fox News for their uproarious assertion that certain, er, women’s health procedures can be obtained at Walgreen’s?"