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Investigation: Planned Parenthood Lies About Offering Prenatal Care

When Planned Parenthood executives and defenders (read: financial beneficiaries) decry Congressional efforts to redirect its taxpayer funding to other women health centers, they often insist that the organization provides vital services that have nothing to do with their thriving abortion business or fetal organ harvesting and profiteering. They vastly overstate women's reliance on Planned Parenthood, and wrongly claim that its clinics do things like offer mammograms (false) and other cancer screening services (declining, and widely available elsewhere).  Another justification offered by none other than Planned Parenthood chief Cecile Richards, is that her group doesn't just end pregnancies -- a task at which they're quite efficient, and that rakes in a large portion of their annual revenues -- but also gives important prenatal care to expectant mothers who don't walk through the door to end the lives of their unborn children.  Watch the short montage of assertions near the beginning of this video from Live Action, then contrast her misleading rhetoric with the on-the-ground reality at her clinics:

“Planned Parenthood offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care.”

– Tempe, AZ, Planned Parenthood

“No, we don’t do prenatal services. I mean, it’s called Planned Parenthood, I know it’s kind of deceiving.”

– Merrillville, IN, Planned Parenthood

“No, see, we don’t see pregnant women as a way of giving prenatal care, we see pregnant women, um, you know, if they are considering other options.”

– Santa Fe, NM, Planned Parenthood

In the vast majority of Planned Parenthood facilities contacted by investigators nationwide (92 of 97 to be precise), prenatal care and services were mythical offerings.  You want to abort your baby, come on in.  You want to prepare to have your baby, go elsewhere.  We told you this series was coming in our post yesterday on abortion and public opinion, and the above clip is merely the first installment.  It looks like Live Action will be turning the screws on Planned Parenthood's propaganda just as lawmakers debate whether to pull their federal funding and reallocate it to more reputable providers who actually offer the healthcare they claim to.  Before you go, check out the Free Beacon's profile piece on a former Planned Parenthood director who experienced a crisis of conscience and is now actively fighting the abortion machine she once helped operate.  A snippet:

Annette Lancaster exited her Chapel Hill office in April 2016 and gave a nod to the woman who held a regular protest against her employer. She entered the parking lot and found that someone had placed business cards beneath the wiper blades of her Chrysler 300. They advertised a group she had never heard of: And Then There Were None. She quit Planned Parenthood in May. “It would eventually have killed me, it was that emotionally straining,” Lancaster said. And Then There Were None is the brainchild of former Texas Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson. The group has helped 330 abortion clinic workers, including seven doctors, walk away from the industry. The group is designed to provide a support system that was lacking when Johnson famously walked away from her job and became a pro-life activist in 2009...And Then There Were None provides workers with a temporary financial cushion to ease their transition out of the industry. The group provides one month’s pay to any worker who leaves, matching the pay of security guards and doctors alike. Several professional resume writers and consultants also volunteer for Johnson’s group. They coach workers on finding new jobs, and have an internal network of health care professionals who help them get back on their feet.

It's a difficult but worthwhile read, including a passage quoting a former abortion assistant describing how she and her colleagues would drink heavily on "abortion days" to dull the pain of their ghoulish work. The annual March for Life will take place in Washington, DC and cities across the country on Friday.  Will the national media fixate on crowd sizes and Metro card scans when tens of thousands of pro-lifers pack the streets?  Turnout in the nation's capital is expected to be big, as usual:

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