Skip to comments.Hollywood's Hysterical "Cancer Screening" Lie for Obama
Posted on 10/17/2012 4:10:45 AM PDT by Kaslin
The Hollywood Women for Obama Club wants you to vote with your "lady parts." I want the women of America to vote with their lady smarts. The latest ad from a trio of Tinsel Town actresses spreads one of the stupidest lies about Mitt Romney this election cycle. Fantasyland needs a fact check.
According to starlets Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington, the GOP presidential ticket wants to "end" funding for "cancer screenings." If you and your reproductive organs don't vote for Obama, the doe-eyed celebrities ominously imply, people will DIE, DIE, DIE!
This scare-mongering falsehood has been repeated endlessly by Planned Parenthood and the Obama campaign itself. An official Obama for America ad released in August accuses Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, of backing measures to "allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings." It also is being used by demagogic Democrats in key Senate races (in Montana, for example).
This much is true: Romney and Ryan do indeed support ending all federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood's billion-dollar empire. One-third of the budget of the nation's largest abortion provider, which masquerades as a comprehensive health care provider, comes from government.
But here's what the famous femmes don't tell you: Planned Parenthood does not provide women with mammograms. PP's "women's health" mantle is a sham. An undercover investigation of 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 different states, conducted by pro-life group Live Action, confirmed that the abortion provider does not perform breast cancer screenings. "We don't provide those services whatsoever," a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona admitted. Planned Parenthood's Comprehensive Health Center clinic in Overland Park, Kan., acknowledged: "We actually don't have a, um, mammogram machine, at our clinics."
But don't just take Live Action's word for it. In June 2012, the Obama Health and Human Services Department responded to a request for information about how many Planned Parenthood clinics were certified to operate mammogram facilities. "Our search did not find any documents pertinent to your request," HHS told the Alliance Defense Fund.
Got that? Fraudulent Hollywood harridans and their hero in the White House have been deliberately deceiving women into thinking that eliminating Planned Parenthood subsidies would mean a catastrophic end to affordable cancer screening services. But the abortion provider's purported "referral services" to outside mammogram facilities are negligible -- especially given the widespread availability of free and low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening services across the country supported by both private and public grants.
Wait, that's not all. In the real world, it's the Obama administration, not Republicans, who have actively presided over and promoted a drop in cancer screenings for both men and women over the past four years. You can thank Democratic crusaders for health care rationing in the White House. They want all the glory of championing socialized medicine, but cut and run from the consequences at election time.
Under Obamacare, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be empowered to determine which health care services are "medically appropriate." For nearly three decades, the federal panel of primary care physicians and epidemiologists has issued nonbinding guidelines and A-F ratings of recommended medical procedures. But as Forbes columnist Dr. Paul Hsieh explains:
"ObamaCare links insurance coverage of preventive medical services to their USPSTF rating. ... (U)nder ObamaCare, Medicare payment decisions will become increasingly controlled by the new Independent Payment Advisory Board, explicitly created to reduce Medicare spending. ... To reduce costs, many private insurers will likely drop coverage for "C" and "D" rated services. Hence under ObamaCare, the USPSTF guidelines will likely become the de facto standards for both government and private health insurance coverage."
And that means dropping coverage for the very services Scar-Jo and her femme friends are accusing the GOP of threatening.
Note: The USPSTF is the same review panel that advised cutting back on routine ovarian cancer screenings last month, recommended fewer prostate cancer screening tests in May 2012, and proposed mammogram restrictions for women over age 50 in 2009.
In fact, the Mayo Clinic reported this summer that mammogram screenings for women in their 40s have declined nearly 6 percent since the Obama panel announced its decision in 2009. "Comparing mammography rates before and after publication of the new guidelines," the Mayo Clinic wrote, "researchers found that the recommendations were associated with a 5.72 percent decrease in the mammography rate for women ages 40-49. Over a year, nearly 54,000 fewer mammograms were performed in this age group."
It's no surprise the Hollywood "cancer screening" horror ad script was written by left-wing actor/director Rob Reiner of "All in the Family" and Archie Bunker fame. These Obama-promoting meatheads and their hysterical handmaidens inhabit a manufactured world impervious to facts and fiscal realities.
Planned Parenthood has killed more human beings then Joe Stalin. Why any sane human being would believe anything they say or support them in anyway is beyond imagination! As for the 3 Bimbos. Who caress what they say about anything!
Aren’t they considering the ‘invasive’ pap smear to be cancer screening?
That is the first thing that comes to mind.
I hear people going on an on about Mammograms as if breast cancer is the only form of cancer women need to worry about. I guess Cervical Cancer never came to mind and Planned Parenthood does offer screenings for it. My fiance went there for that test because neither of us have insurance and we cant afford a trip to her regular OBGYN.
I didnt catch that portion of the debate last night. Did Obama mention Cancer screenings or did he specifically mention breast cancer? If he said breast cancer, then he is definitely wrong. If he merely said “Cancer screenings” and you only focus on breast cancer, while ignorning Cervical Cancer which they do test for, you are spinning like a liberal.
Women need to be responsible for their own life style & behavior.
IF you want to be sexually active—( called a slut in the 50’s) —you should be buying your OWN birth control pills, or other preventative items.
IF you have a history of cancer in your family—YOU should be buying your own Pap smears & your own Mammograms.
I never asked for anyone to pay for such items when I was younger & I don’t expect it now, when I am living on a VERY fixed income. I paid thse costs myself.
This is another example of how Americans have been led down the dangerous path of expecting ALL OTHERS to pay for their life styles & health concerns. It isn’t their responsibility!!
IT IS YOURS and YOURS ALONE!!!
Do you both have cell phones??? Laptops?? Other ‘electronic devices? Starbucks? Lunch out often? Dinner out often?
I submit that the price of a regular OBGYN is within your means when you eliminate other ‘perks’ you think are so essential!