“The Nightly Show” debunked the chart Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) showed at Wednesday’s Planned Parenthood hearings that suggested a correlation between a decrease in cancer screenings and an increase in abortions by the healthcare organization.
“That chart makes no sense at all,” Wilmore said. “They’re comparing the decrease in cancer screenings to the increase in abortions as if they’re related. But Planned Parenthood did 935,000 cancer screenings compared to 327,000 abortions.”
“But abortion is way higher on the chart. You can’t just make up how charts work! That’s not a thing,” Wilmore said. “Good Lord!”
Despite the jokes about instituting armed guards outside Americans’ vaginas, Wilmore got serious.
“All this grandstanding and overacting, isn’t about getting rid of Planned Parenthood. It’s about getting rid of abortion, a legal and protected right according to the Supreme Court of the United States,” Wilmore said. “But as long as abortions are happening — and they are happening — don’t we want to make sure women have a safe place to have them?”
Watch the segment, from Comedy Central, below: