Skip to comments.Calls Confirm Planned Parenthood Misleads on Offering Mammograms
Posted on 03/30/2011 7:46:10 AM PDT by wagglebee
The pro-life organization responsible for recent videos showing Planned Parenthood offering abortions to alleged sex traffickers who prey on women finds the abortion business is misleading about mammograms.
As LifeNews.com reported in February, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards joined the talk show of pro-abortion activist Joy Behar and defended Planned Parenthood against legislation in Congress seeking to revoke its federal taxpayer funding.
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,” she claimed.
LifeNews.com and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek followed up with phone calls to various Planned Parenthood centers and confirmed they do not do mammograms.
Today, Live Action released videotaped footage of calls to 30 Planned Parenthood centers nationwide in 27 different states where abortion facility staff were asked whether or not mammograms could be performed on site. Every one of the Planned Parenthood centers admitted they could not do mammograms. Every Planned Parenthood, without exception, tells the women calling that they will have to go elsewhere for a mammogram, and many clinics admit that no Planned Parenthood clinics provide this breast cancer screening procedure.
“We don’t provide those services whatsoever, admits a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona while a staffer at Planned Parenthoods Comprehensive Health Center clinic in Overland Park, Kansas tells a caller, We actually don’t have a, um, mammogram machine, at our clinics.”
Live Action president Lila Rose says the new recordings further confirm Planned Parenthoods corruption.
Planned Parenthood is first and foremost an abortion business, but Planned Parenthood and its allies will say almost anything to try and cover up that fact and preserve its taxpayer funding,” she told LifeNews.com. “Its not surprising that an organization found concealing statutory rape and helping child sex traffickers would misrepresent its own services so brazenly, playing on womens fears in order to protect their tax dollars.
Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director in Texas, also condemned Planned Parenthood’s misleading statements on mammograms.
For so long PP has touted that they are a provider of mammogram services,” she said. “This is just one of the lies that Planned Parenthood uses to draw people into their clinics. PP is not able to provide quality services on their own, so they are forced to lie to the public about services they don’t provide–and mammograms are just one of those services.”
Both Rose and Johnson call on Congress to revoke all taxpayer subsidies from Planned Parenthood. In the last reported year, Planned Parenthood received $363 million in government money.
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Cecile Richards - CEO Planned Parenthood
I have noticed the recent pro-Planned Parenthood commercials focus entirely on women’s health i.e. mammograms, pap smears etc.. No mention of abortions at all. Seems odd to me that a group so in your face about the fact it does abortions now ignores/hides the truth. IMHO
She (Cecile Richards) previously founded and served as president of America Votes, a coalition of national Democratic organizations.
Before that, she was deputy chief of staff to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has also worked at the Turner Foundation.
In 1996, she founded the Texas Freedom Network, a Texas organization formed to counter the Christian Right
Richards is the daughter of the late Texas governor Ann Richards. She graduated from Brown University in 1980, is married to Kirk Adams, a labor organizer with the Service Employees International Union, and has three children. She currently[update] lives in New York City
Well, it turns out that Planned Parenthood DOESN'T EVEN PERFORM MAMMOGRAMS!
President of Planned Parenthood
Founder of America Votes
Founding member of America Coming Together
Co-founder of the New Politics Institute
Daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards (D)
The daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards, veteran labor organizer and political operative Cecile Richards is the current President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), a board member of the Proteus Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America, and a former director of a national pro-choice project for the Turner Foundation.
In 1972 Richards worked on Sarah Weddington’s political campaign for a seat in the Texas state legislature. Weddington was the attorney who would successfully argue the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide.
After graduating from Brown University in 1980, Richards began organizing low-wage workers in the hotel, health care, and janitorial industries in Texas, Louisiana, and California.
In 1995 Richards founded the Texas Freedom Network (TFN), which describes itself as a mainstream voice to counter the religious right. Based in Austin and composed of 28,000 members, TFN is devoted to monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. TFN takes particular pride in having helped defeat a voucher initiative designed to help low-income parents send their children to private, rather than public, schools.
Richards says her passionate opposition to the “religious right” began in 1994, when, during the her mothers gubernatorial race in Texas, she (Cecile Richards) perceived conservative religious voters as angry, irrational people who were really on a mission to eradicate the state of [what they saw as] godless, pro-homosexual, anti-family elected officials.
In 2003 Richards was one of the founding members of America Coming Together (ACT), the Shadow Partys grassroots get-out-the-vote network. Also among ACT’s founding officials and board members were Ellen Malcolm, Steven Rosenthal, Carl Pope, Brian Foucart, Anne Bartley, Hillary Clinton, Gina Glantz, Rob Glaser, Jonathan Lewis, Rob McKay, Minyon Moore, Jonathan T. Soros, and Antonio Villaraigosa.
In 2002 Richards was part of a team of activists whom Democrat lobbyist and strategist Harold Ickes assembled as a mastermind group to seek ways of circumventing the soft-money ban mandated by the recently passed McCain-Feingold Act. Other key members of this team included George Soros, Andrew Stern, Ellen Malcolm, Steve Rosenthal, and Gina Glantz. By early 2003, their efforts had led to the formation of the Media Fund.
In 2004 Richards founded and served as the President of America Votes, a national coalition of grassroots, pro-Democrat, get-out-the-vote organizations.
Also in 2004, Richards worked as deputy chief of staff to Rep. Nancy Pelosi and helped her to secure a position as the Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives.
In 2005 Richards, in conjunction with Gina Glantz and New Democratic Network president Simon Rosenberg, formed the New Politics Institute, a leftist think thank.
On February 15, 2006, Richards was named President of PPFA, the largest abortion provider in the United States.
Richards also serves as President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, PPFA’s self-identified “advocacy and political arm” which in early 2008 declared that it hoped to deliver one million pro-choice voters to the polls in November.
In addition, Richards oversees the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Political Action Committee, which is committed to supporting pro-choice, pro-family planning candidates for federal office.
Since August 2006 Richards has been writing a blog on The Huffington Post website, where she often characterizes efforts to limit abortions (particularly late-term abortions) as attempts to “deny quality, affordable healthcare and accurate information to millions of women.”
In 2008 Richards endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for U.S. President, viewing him as “a leader who will improve access to quality health care for women, a partner who will support and protect a womans right to choose, and a president who will invest in prevention programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion.
Over the years, Richards has made financial contributions to the political campaigns of several Democrats, most notably John Kerry and Howard Dean. She directs her support to candidates she believes will advance the cause of economic justice, which she defines as the effort to reduce the gap between rich people and poor people in this country.
She also has given money to such organizations as Progressive Majority, America Coming Together, EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Richards is married to Kirk Adams, a labor organizer with the Service Employees International Union.
I’m glad that Freerepublic informed me about Susan G. Komen because I was ready to sign up for the one in Tampa a few weeks ago. Guess they look pretty stupid right now.
Look at this woman's background? Her husband's?
There is a reason the only place in the united states to still see rising property values is washington DC.
It's all about the money and the power.
Is anyone among us unaware that the left lies? Without their lies and the people who believe them, they would be nothing.
Ted Kennedy said it best, “Lie after lie after lie,” yet another example of leftist projection.
Her name is Cecile Richards. And like her mother, the late Democratic matriarch and Texas Gov. Ann Richards, she is a powerful, in-your-face speaker who drives home political points with wit and, often, raunch.
A 2004 Texas Monthly profile described her as a striking six-footer and longtime labor organizer with a bright, explosive laugh who can stop a room when she walks into it just as her mother can.
She told the magazine how her involvement in politics was all but inevitable after growing up stuffing political mailings, learning precinct politics, and hosting anti-war rallies.
Other families did bowling, she said. We did politics.
Besides her mothers involvements, her father, David Richards, was a labor lawyer involved in civil rights, among other issues.
We represented every union in the South, David Richards told Texas Monthly. Teamsters and garment workers, plumbers and pipe fitters.
For entertainment, the family would sit around in the evening, singing old union songs like Joe Hill.
In 1982, Richards met her husband, Kirk Adams, also a labor organizer and now chief of staff of the Service Employees International Union, the largest union in America.
Cecile Richards followed her husband back to Washington in the late 1990s, and went to work for Ted Turner to help build the infrastructure of the choice movement in America, as she described it.
In 2002, she became deputy chief of staff for Democrat Nancy Pelosi, of California, who had just become minority whip in Congress and was about to become minority leader. Eighteen months later, she left that job to become president of a new organization, America Votes, a coalition of several dozen progressive groups intent on turning out the Democratic vote in 2004.
That was the position from which Planned Parenthood recruited her in 2005. Richard had no health background, but brought the steely resolve, as well as the rolodex, of a seasoned political operative.
Listen, the reason I took this job is, I feel like we need to go into the 21st century, she told the Washington Post in 2006. Clearly, with some folks in the country, were going to get there kicking and screaming.
Don't any liberals find it offensive that they need to be organized, like they are in second grade?
Sounds like WWII thinking in the "final solution".
There needs to be a gutter around this woman to prevent satan's drool from making too big of a mess.
Want to have some fun with PP? Call them and request some planned parenting. Tell them that you and the spouse are planning on having 14 kids and would like to get some advice on planning all fo that out. They are all about family planning right?
I did this years ago and had a ball with it. The woman on the other end of the phone didn’t know how to respond. “You do family planning right?” but after about 5 minutes its was “So you don’t help people plan families or be parents, you just kill babies? How is that family planning? Isn’t that anti-family planning?”
It turns out that people who kill babies are also generally stupid.
When my decidedly pro-life brother died last year, I nearly followed suit when I read in his obit that one of the charities (in lieu of flowers) folks could contribute to was the Komen Foundation. His daughter-in-law is in the 5-year breast cancer survivor period, and I’m sure the designation was well intended, but it showed how few people have a clue about Komen’s affiliation with PP.
But if you look at the actual web pages, so far I haven't found any PP sites that actually do the mammograms.
Here is a typical link: Free Mammograms and PAP smears:
The Iowa Department of Public Health has been awarded funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide a statewide breast and cervical cancer screening program.So, the money isn't PP's money, it's a grant from the government. And PP doesn't do the tests, they simply find you someone who will. And it doesn't say, but I bet PP gets paid for this service out of the grant money, and also gets contact information for women who might also then say that "PP helped them" with mammogram services. PP might even lie to the women and make them think that PP is the one paying for their services.
Application forms can be filled out at all of our clinics. After your application is received, you will either be mailed a packet or contacted by phone to enroll, and we will assist you in setting up an appointment with a local medical provider for your FREE screening.
They fake/lie caring about women. It’s all about power, control, money and if it takes murdering babies to get what they want, then that’s how they’ll do it.
If Komen gave the money because PP told them it was for mammograms and PP did not use the money for mammograms thensomebody at PP needs to spend some time in prison. Jimmy Bakker spent several years in prison for doing this. It is a serious felony.
“And the Komen organization gives MILLIONS to Big Murder for mammograms that Big Murder DOESN’T EVEN DO!”
Isn’t that fraud?
“...then somebody at Komen has committed a serious felony”
If we have some of their solicitations, either Komen or PP, that mention that the funds will be used for mammograms and the funds are diverted, then maybe a complaint to the IRS to have their 501(C) exemption revoked or to the Consumer Protection agencies of the various states to have their license to solicit funds revoked would work faster than complaining to criminal authorities.
Citizens can make those complaints.
The info on the Komen website certainly implies that there are mammograms (and even breast cancer treatment) being performed at Big Murder clinics:
It’s a very cleverly worded press release. When discussing breast cancer, it mentions that mammograms are an integral part of prevention.
But it never actually says that PP does mammograms — in fact, it hardly says that PP does ANYTHING, except to offer “programs”.
“in some areas, the only place that poor, uninsured or under-insured women can receive these services are through programs run by Planned Parenthood.”
So, if PP runs a “program”, and that program signs up women and then helps them find doctors who will do mammograms and other tests, they are in fact “programs run by Planned Parenthood”, even though PP is hardly necessary.
The write-up also uses the words “screening”; that can include doing surveys, and breast self-exams, both of which PP does “offer” (the idea that you need to go to a PP clinic to do a breast self-exam is kind of funny, but I presume the idea is they will teach you how to do it).
And it is true that PP has set itself up as a pass-thru provider for many small communities, in some cases it seems using government money to monopolize the industry so there’s no chance for another provider to step in, except to be a service provider to the PP programs.
It is quite possible that if we stopped all government funding of PP, and instead directed that money to organizations who directly provide the services we want to fund, that we’d get those services popping up throughout those areas where PP holds the monopoly now.
Mamogrm equipment is very expensive nd buying that would cut into their profit margin.I’m surprised they even tried to claim this when it is so easily disproved.I’m not sure they offer even pap smears since I’ve never heard of them doing one?All I know they do is offer BC and abortion and I’d be very suspect of getting BC at place where you know their main buisness is abortion.
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