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Obama's 99% Birth Control Figure So Wrong the Washington Post Notices

By Bob Laird

The Washington Post and its “Fact Checker,” Glenn Kessler, gave the media a rating of “two pinocchios” for failing to verify a claim made by President Obama and repeated by others including the press concerning the number of Catholic women using birth control.

In a February 10th press briefing, the President used a “nearly 99 percent” figure. This was repeated by Rep. Nancy Pelosi later when she said “Ninety-eight percent of Catholic women, I am told by all of you [referring to the media], use birth control to determine the size and timing of their families.” This misinformation follows the old adage that if you keep repeating a lie, people will actually believe it. Read all of story at

This article has been reprinted here by permission of the author after original publication at the Cabrini Center for Catholic Health Care

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