Another day, another sting catching Planned Parenthood lying

Defund them.  Now.

This lie is actually pretty tame relative to their serial hiding of statutory rape and covering up for sex traffickers (Oh, and the fact that they destroy unwanted human beings for a living).  But it is still a lie. They don’t do mammograms anywhere.

Memo to those who want PP funded: Open your own wallets, just like pro-lifers do for crisis pregnancy centers.  If you think they are so swell, then spend your own money.

Live Action has just released findings of a new undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood.

This time LA fact-checked CEO Cecile Richards’ recent claim on the Joy Behar Show that if PP is defunded “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, cancer screenings, cervical cancer.”

Wait, mammograms?

No. An LA actor called 30 PPs in 27 states to always get the same answer: No mammograms here.

via New Live Action sting: CEO lies – Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms – Jill Stanek.

8 thoughts on “Another day, another sting catching Planned Parenthood lying”

  1. Defund them. Now.

    I’m going to paste excerpts from some reading I’ve done, to save you the time of reading through long articles, but I’ll provide sources. Please bear with me:

    Considering the rate at which conservatives are defunding family planning in my state, and for that matter, across the country, I’m very sorry about that. All of this is an ideological, not fiscally conservative, battle. After all, family planning saves taxpayers $4 for every $1 spent. But I was trying to work around family planning dollars, since conservatives seem to think they go straight to gleeful baby-killing cocktail hours, and stick with straight-up FQHC’s. If they’re lucky, Dallas women will be told what I was told: an appointment at an anti-choicer-approved FQHC might be available in May if I called back in three weeks—at a location two cities away and five miles from the closest bus stop.
    Or women can call Planned Parenthood, like I did, at lunch time on a Friday, and be told that an afternoon appointment including a full pelvic and breast exam is available that same day for about $100 at a location a few yards from a major public transportation hub that I could easily reach in a half-hour or so.


    I want to point out that I am not defending PP’s abortion clinics, I just don’t know enough about them to comment on the undercover sting thing and the statutory rape coverups. But I do question the allegations you and others have made that they provide only abortions.

    Can you give an answer to that woman, on where to go to for services she and others now get from PP’s family planning clinics, which are in separate buildings and use separate, private funding to operate?

    I want to make it clear that I aim to do no more than get you to think on a solution for the problem of unethical practice uncovered at abortion clinics which will not result in the loss of the other services PP provides. Simply shutting them down doesn’t seem to me to be the best way to go. After all, they don’t ONLY provide abortions:

    Although different programs are available in different regions, there are, of course, some very common reasons that people go to Planned Parenthood. In 2006, Planned Parenthood’s local health centers saw 3.1 million patients. The vast majority of those patients were seeking some form of contraceptive service; contraception makes up 38 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services. Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive options include reversible contraception, such as condoms or the birth control pill, as well as more permanent options, such as tubal sterilization and vasectomy. Additionally, Planned Parenthood provides emergency contraception, commonly known as the morning-after pill.

    Testing and treating sexually transmitted diseases and infections, including HIV, made up 29 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services in 2006. Cancer screening and prevention, which consists of Pap tests, breast exams, colposcopies (tests for abnormal growths in the cervix), LEEP procedures and cyrotherapy (those last two treat cancerous cells and growths), made up 19 percent of Planned Parenthood’s docket.

    Ten percent of Planned Parenthood’s services in 2006 were devoted to health services that included pregnancy tests, prenatal care and infertility treatment. Three percent of Planned Parenthood’s services include abortion procedures. [emphasis mine]

    It sounds to me as if you want to toss the baby out with the bath water. Can you comment on this?


    1. I’ll reply with a full length post on PP. In the mean time, if you are so passionate about their value and services, perhaps you could let us know how much you personally contribute to them?

      I just don’t know enough about them to comment on the undercover sting thing and the statutory rape coverups. But I do question the allegations you and others have made that they provide only abortions.

      1. Watch the videos. Listen to the audio.

      2. I never claimed they only provided abortions.

      3. You should question the “breast exam” claim. Perhaps it is true, but PP and their political supporters were caught lying about them providing mammograms.


      1. Correction: I shouldn’t ask how much you contribute, but if you do. I’m always interested if people are as dedicated with their own funds and time towards these causes as they expect their opponents to be.


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