A recent investigation into Planned Parenthood has just revealed a shocking cover-up — the executives at the abortion provider have been consistently lying to the American people in order to protect their $500 million paycheck from the federal government each year.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has stressed the importance of non-abortion services the clinic provides, in particular, prenatal care.
The major issue: The majority of Planned Parenthood clinics don’t actually offer prenatal care.
Live Action, a non-profit, pro-life group that has been fact-checking Planned Parenthood’s claims that they are not primarily an abortion clinic, and says they have finally uncovered the truth.
Their investigation, “Abortion Corporation” features calls to 97 Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation, revealing a whopping 92 of them don’t offer prenatal care.
“Planned Parenthood offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care,” said a Planned Parenthood employee in Tempe, Arizona.
Another employee in Merrillville, Indiana said, “No, we don’t offer prenatal services. I mean, it’s called Planned Parenthood, I know it’s kind of deceiving.”
But it’s not just the name that’s deceiving. The entire mission of the organization has been twisted in order to deceive the American public into believing Planned Parenthood does so much more than abortions.
In 2011, Rich told the media, “Prenatal care — these are the kinds of services that folks depend on Planned Parenthood for.”
President and founder of Live Action Lila Rose said, “Our investigators who wanted to keep their babies were turned away by 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers. It’s clear that despite its claims, abortion is the priority and the only option for pregnant women that visit Planned Parenthood.”
Regardless of the promise to help you plan your parenthood, the organization clearly encourages prevention of parenthood over creation of a successful childhood.
And this isn’t the first major lie Live Action has uncovered about Planned Parenthood.
The organization has previously claimed that 3% of the services they provide are abortions. But what they fail to acknowledge is they are defining a “service” as any “discrete clinical interaction.”
This means, if a woman goes to Planned Parenthood for an abortion and also receives an STI test, blood pressure screening and anesthesia, only 25% of her visit is statistically considered an abortion.
Live Action is continuing their investigations into Planned Parenthood and plans to release more video revelations of corruption in the coming weeks. But the House is already acting on plans to defund the organization.
The House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 Tuesday, prohibiting taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions.
With further investigative videos revealing the corruption and lies of the organization, the push for the defunding of Planned Parenthood will be stronger than ever.
— The Horn editorial team