By Shawn Rice
Senator Elizabeth Warren did not say that women being raped was an acceptable cost for the tolerance of Muslims while praising Planned Parenthood. Rather, the Massachusetts senator was falsely attributed to a bizarre and offensive quote about rape, Muslims, and Planned Parenthood. However, the quote was entirely fabricated.
Facebook user Tom Correa shared the below-reproduced image of Warren in which se was attributed the following bizarre quote: “If women need to be raped by Muslims to prove our tolerance, so be it — then thank goodness for Planned Parenthood.”
According to Snopes, Correa commented in the original post that “She really did say this!” However, neither he nor any commenter has managed to locate a credible source for the outrageous remarks. Snopes found absolutely no trace of comments made by Warren that matched or even paraphrased the words attributed to her above.
Finally, no other mainstream media sources picked up on what would be a highly newsworthy statement, and social networks other than Facebook appear to be largely free of the same claim. The quote was fabricated for shock value and nothing more.
In related news, Warren sent Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, a litany of questions that raise concerns about the billionaire’s qualifications for the job, according to The Washington Post.
“The Secretary’s actions can make a real difference in whether or not Americans can get a fair shot in reaching the American Dream,” Warren wrote in the letter to DeVos. “Given that you have virtually no experience with these important responsibilities, your testimony … will be critical to assessing you readiness for the position.”
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Today, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
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