Live Action reported: “Today the pro-life community applauded Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation following their announcement to halt funding to Planned Parenthood. Never one to miss a fundraising opportunity (Christmas, Mother’s Day…), the abortion giant is already calling on supporters for “emergency” donations. Planned Parenthood’s website states:
Planned Parenthood’s website states:
“Over the past five years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation funds have enabled Planned Parenthood health centers to provide nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams and referrals for more than 6,400 mammograms. These cancer detection and prevention programs saved the lives of women who often had nowhere else to turn for care.
Now, after facing criticism from anti-choice, anti-women’s health groups, the Komen Foundation has decided to stop supporting women seeking care at Planned Parenthood health centers. We are determined to make sure that these women can continue to get the care they need — and, as always, that means we are counting on you.
Please make your emergency contribution today to help us defend access to care and continue to protect and promote women’s health.”
“What did they fail to mention? Well, two things.
First of all, contrary to Planned Parenthood claims, funding was not halted because of pro-life criticism of the Komen Foundation. Funding was halted because of criticism of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation for many abuses, including the cover up of sexual abuse and sex trafficking of minors. A spokeswoman for the Komen Foundation told Fox News that, “the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities.” Nice attempt to shift the spotlight, Planned Parenthood.
Second, in their typical truth amnesia, Planned Parenthood danced around the fact that they don’t even provide women with mammograms. Though current Planned Parenthood tweets would have you believe that the state of women’s health is at risk, a March 2011 Live Action investigation discovered that Planned Parenthood’s claims to provide mammograms were completely false. Abortion is Planned Parenthood’s primary objective.”
On February 21, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards appeared on pro-abort Joy Behar’s talk show.
While attention has been drawn to the fact Behar disparaged pro-lifers on that particular program as “illogical… evil… immoral… unethical… and stupid,” (4:25-4:40 on video below), something more important was said. Richards through word parsing implied that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms and that defunding PP would defund mammograms. View 3:57-4:12:
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, cancer screenings, cervical cancer.
So while Richards was technically correct to add the word “access” before citing mammograms as a service PP provides, I guarantee no one understood her to say anything other than PP performs mammograms, when actually all PP does is merely write down the name of a place to go for mammograms. From PP’s website:
Here’s more misleading word parsing, this from PP of Southeast Iowa. Read carefully. Now you know what to look for (bold highlights theirs)…
But, as Matthew Balan pointed out at Newsbusters, there are 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide the same care PP does – plus mammograms – along with providing other health care services for the entire family. FQHCs provide much more comprehensive care.
By eliminating the $75 million in federal funding, the government would be robbing one in five American women of reproductive healthcare. If this bill becomes a law, Planned Parenthood would cease to exist, and women all over the country would no longer have access to mammograms, cancer screenings, and sex education, among other things.
Abortion Clinics Concealing Statutory Rape and Child Abuse. View TV news report exposing Planned Parenthood and clinics concealing sexual exploitation of young girls. On a daily basis older men exploit young girls and use secret abortions to cover up their crimes. Hear Planned Parenthood staff in many California cities (and other states) caught on tape telling a 13-year-old girl that they will conceal her sexual exploitation by a 22-year-old predator