The PJ Tatler

Planned Parenthood caught lying about mammograms (Updated)


As reported in February, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards joined the talk show of pro-abortion activist Joy Behar and defended Planned Parenthood against legislation in Congress seeking to revoke its federal taxpayer funding.

“If this bill ever becomes law, millions of women in this country are going to lose their health care access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning – you know, mammograms,” she claimed.

Previously, and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek followed up with phone calls to various Planned Parenthood centers and confirmed they do not do mammograms.

Today, Live Action released videotaped footage of calls to 30 Planned Parenthood centers nationwide in 27 different states where abortion facility staff were asked whether or not mammograms could be performed on site. Every one of the Planned Parenthood centers admitted they could not do mammograms. Every Planned Parenthood, without exception, tells the women calling that they will have to go elsewhere for a mammogram, and many clinics admit that no Planned Parenthood clinics provide this breast cancer screening procedure.

So CEO Cecile Richards’ defense of Planned Parenthood is, what’s the word for that again? Oh yeah — a total lie.

Update: Here’s Live Action’s latest video, in which they call around to see if any PP facilities even provide mammograms (they don’t, and as CEO, surely Cecile Richards knew that. If she didn’t, what does she know?). Note how the first PP staffer says that their services are mostly “surgical.”

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