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Planned Parenthood Admits it Does Not Directly Provide Mammograms

klarsson Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 6:35 PM
What they are saying is that just as I would go to my doctor and get a referral for a mamagram, Planned Parenthood does a referral to a no cost or low cost faciltiy to do the mammogram. The MAIN point is that women WITHOUT funds are able to get mammograms by going to Planned Parenthood for these referrals, when they would not otherwise have an option. They have never claimed that they do the mammograms "on site". But they do make sure that women without funds can get access to the tests. The article is misleading. One question... where are women without any funds or very little funds supposed to go for their birth control or mammogram services? If people are going to suggest shutting down this avenue for women, they need to have a plan...
Anominus Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 7:50 PM
Many places provide referrals for free or low cost mammograms, or directly provide such services themselves. The point is that whatever other services Planned Parenthood may provide, the primary one, not to mention most profitable one, is still abortion - for that reason alone, they should receive no public funding. A better plan would be to provide the funding directly to the clinics providing the mammogram, thereby reducing their costs and eliminating the need for "middle man" referrals altogether.
klarsson Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 12:49 AM
I am sorry, but I wish that you would quote a unbiased source that shows that Planned Parenthood's primary sevice is to provide abortions. I do not believe that is true. When blanket, untrue statements are made, it defeats your whole argument. If you looked at the number of people that received birth control, had mammogram referals, had pap smears etc and compared it to the number of people who had abortions you would see that your statement doesn't add up.
klarsson Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 12:49 AM
I am sorry, but I wish that you would quote a unbiased source that shows that Planned Parenthood's primary sevice is to provide abortions. I do not believe that is true. When blanket, untrue statements are made, it defeats your whole argument. If you looked at the number of people that received birth control, had mammogram referals, had pap smears etc and compared it to the number of people who had abortions you would see that your statement doesn't add up.
wulf73 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 1:13 AM
Anominus statement does add up, if you can add. While they may actually do a lot of other services, abortion costs a lot more and the majority of the money they make is from abortions.

Look at it this way: Say 1,000 papsmears are done at a cost of $10 each, that's $10,000.
Now, let's say that 100 abortions are done at $350 each, that's $350,000. Get it?
wulf73 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 1:15 AM
Sorry, meant $35, 000. accidentally hit the zero one too many times and didn't catch it before posting.

During the second presidential debate last Tuesday, President Obama asserted, among other things, that, “There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for mammograms, for cancer screenings.” This isn’t true, of course, as Katie explained in great detail earlier this week. Nevertheless, because the president’s comments garnered so much negative attention on social media platforms, it seems Planned Parenthood has finally decided to set the record straight. Here’s a short excerpt from a statement the organization released last Wednesday (via LifeNews):

“In short, Planned...