Two things that stand out here in terms of religion, the excuse that religion doesn’t cause any harm and the age old religious belief that the ends justify the means. Opposition to abortion is largely based on religious grounds (and when it’s not, it’s pure emotional objection to it which religion also exploits), and we see time and time again that when the religious want their way, they’ll do anything because the ends justify the means. The idea of a US Senator stating a statistic in the Senate to make a point and then afterwards claim that statistic was “not intended to be a factual statement” is one of the most amazing displays (and admission) of the ends justify the means. Both clips above do better than I can to address Sen Kyl, but I just wanted to add the unmentioned religious role here. the so-called harmless belief can lead a Senator to lie to satisfy religious ends, regardless of who it may hurt. But hey, Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion related services can be handled at Walgreens, right?