Today, the 1 In 3 Campaign is hosting a six-hour livestream dedicated to promoting abortion, to celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event, entitled “The 2016 1 In 3 Campaign Abortion Speakout: The People’s Brief,” features politicians including Wendy Davis, Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Tim Ryan, and celebrities including Lizz Winstead. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is also scheduled to participate.
The 1 In 3 Campaign promotes publicizing abortion stories in a positive light. Their pledge, which website visitors are encouraged to sign, states, “I will help build a culture of empathy, justice, and support for access to abortion care and for the 1 in 3 women who will have an abortion in her lifetime.”
However, this particular claim – that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lives – was debunked over a year ago, yet abortion advocates continue to use this statistic to make abortion seem more common than what it really is. The number doesn’t account for repeat abortions. In 2014, Live Action News’ Lauren Enriquez used the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute’s own numbers to counter this claim, saying:
Some pretty basic math demonstrates that the real number – far from being the over 33% required to claim “1 in 3 women will have an abortion” – is under 28%….
The promotional depiction of the 1 In 3 Campaign event’s lineup also promotes pro-abortion group RH Reality Check, as well as Think Progress and Bitch Media.