Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Provides Mammograms

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 9, 2017   |   7:46PM   |   Washington, DC

The lie that Planned Parenthood does mammograms continues.

On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer defended the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding by claiming that it provides mammograms, maternity care and other important health services for women, according to the Daily Caller.

Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms, and its maternity/prenatal services are basically non-existent. The group, however, is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., performing about 320,000 abortions every year on unborn babies. It currently receives nearly half a billion taxpayer dollars.

On Monday, Republicans in Congress released the American Health Care Act. Their plan to repeal Obamacare includes provisions that would revoke taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.

One provision in the bill prohibits states from using “direct spending” on “prohibited entities” with federal funds allocated from the legislation; and those entities include any entity that “provides for abortions.” That means the nation’s biggest abortion corporation — Planned Parenthood. It also means more money would go to community health clinics that offer more comprehensive care to women and families.

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Planned Parenthood touts its non-abortion services to justify receiving so much taxpayer funding; but evidence increasingly points to abortion as its main business, not women’s health care.

In 2012, the pro-life investigative group Live Action exposed the lie about Planned Parenthood and mammograms. Fact checkers later confirmed that Planned Parenthood had lied about doing mammograms.

Then in 2015, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards admitted to U.S. Congress that her abortion group does not do mammograms.

The Federalist reported the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists 8,735 licensed mammography facilities in America on its website, but Planned Parenthood does not operate any of them. You can view their list by clicking here.

In January, Live Action exposed another Planned Parenthood lie about prenatal care.

Leaders of the abortion group claimed on multiple occasions that women depend on Planned Parenthood for prenatal care, among other things. CEO Cecile Richards once said, “Breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care – these are the kinds of services that folks depend on Planned Parenthood for.”

But prenatal care is virtually non-existent at Planned Parenthood. Of the 97 facilities that Live Action called or visited, only five offered some form of prenatal care or referral for it.

Many Planned Parenthood facilities – including every single one in Pennsylvania – advertised prenatal services online but did not actually provide them. As a result of the investigation, dozens of the abortion group’s facilities removed prenatal services from their websites, LifeNews reported.

Planned Parenthood’s own numbers show that for pregnant women, abortion is its No. 1 service by a huge margin. According to its most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood did 323,999 abortions and provided 17,419 prenatal services.

Previous analyses of Planned Parenthood reports found at least 90 percent of its services to pregnant women were abortions (contrasted with prenatal services and adoption referrals).

Earlier this week, the national abortion chain refused to give up its abortion work and focus on providing other health care services. Planned Parenthood leaders rejected a proposition from President Donald Trump that would have allowed it to continue receiving tax dollars as long as it stopped doing abortions.