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Prenatal Care at Planned Parenthood?

By Palmer Williams1485371567667

In the debate over defunding Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood and its allies spin numerous tales about why defunding Planned Parenthood would be so damaging.  They’ve just been caught in yet another lie.

We’ve previously debunked claims about what percentage of their services are abortions, how many mammograms they perform (hint: the answer is zero) and other false claims.  Yesterday, journalists at Live Action revealed the results of an undercover investigation that exposed yet another falsehood widely promoted by Planned Parenthood – their prenatal services.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and others have long used the provision of prenatal care as an example of why defunding the nation’s largest abortion provider would be a bad idea.

But investigative journalists contacted 97 different Planned Parenthood abortion clinics around the country either by phone or in person to ask about getting prenatal care.

And the video recapping their investigative journalism was stunning.

Only FIVE of the NINETY-SEVEN clinics contacted actually provided prenatal services.  That’s 95% of the clinics contacted that do NOT offer prenatal services. The investigative journalists even provided a list of the 97 clinics they contacted and have promised another series of videos further exploring this latest lie from Planned Parenthood.

Multiple clinics even admitted and chuckled at how “deceptive” and “deceiving” the name “Planned Parenthood” truly is given that the prominent service they offer for pregnant women is abortions.  One clinic in Virginia Beach had an automated message advertising prenatal care. But when a Planned Parenthood staff member got on the phone, she informed the caller that they in fact do not offer prenatal care.

The clinic in Tempe, AZ stated, “Planned Parenthood offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care.” In Santa Fe, the staff member stated, “No, see, we don’t see pregnant women as a way of giving prenatal care, we see pregnant women, um, you know, if they are considering other options.”  One clinic even informed the investigative journalists that they only use ultrasounds to perform abortions.

How many abortions does Planned Parenthood perform? 323,999 abortions last year alone.

Their distortions shouldn’t shock us. We’ve been reporting for years just how few services Planned Parenthood provides compared to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  As I previously reported,

Planned Parenthood clinics provide significantly fewer services than federally qualified health centers, and those centers provide all of the same non-abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood, including birth control, manual breast exams, and STD testing.

Cecile Richards once again confirmed that Planned Parenthood does not provide emergency first responder care, well-child services, mammograms, immunizations, radiological services, nurse on staff, and more.

For every Planned Parenthood clinic, there are 20 community health centers ready to provide all the non-abortive services currently being given by Planned Parenthood.   It is a blatant lie to claim these communities would be left unserved if Planned Parenthood loses its federal funding. 

So as the battle on Capitol Hill ramps up to defund Planned Parenthood, let’s be sure that we avoid the “fake news” and “alternative facts” spouted by the abortion industry. Let’s think about who actually provides the comprehensive health care needed by women and children in our country.

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