Imagine if McDonald’s poured millions of dollars into advertising a new, super healthy burger to go along with its regular bill of fare, but when you showed up to order one you were told “Oh, we don’t sell those here but we can refer you to a place that does.” Wouldn’t you think that odd? Well, Planned Parenthood has been doing something quite similar to that for years when it comes to mammograms. Not wanting to be known only for its main — and super-profitable — abortion business, PP likes to advertise the other wonderful things it offers women — from birth control to “help with quitting smoking.” But mammograms? Nope.
So why did the President of the United States say in his second debate against his GOP challenger that “millions of women all across the country… rely on Planned Parenthood for … mammograms …”? Maybe it’s because the head of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, has made the same false claim. And where she leads, the president obediently follows.
Last year Richards said on national TV that if PP funds were cut, “millions of women are going to lose health care access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning, to you know, mammograms …” After Richards uttered that falsehood, pro-life groups went into action. They called dozens of Planned Parenthood offices and tried to schedule the procedure. Time and again they were told, “We don’t perform mammograms.”