ACLU Lawyer Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Provides Mammograms

Brittany M. Hughes | March 13, 2017
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ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Planned Parenthood champion Louise Melling falsely claimed during a speech Saturday that some women rely on Planned Parenthood for their mammograms -- despite the fact that the nation's largest abortion provider doesn't offer mammograms as a service. 

"This bill says Planned Parenthood can’t be part of the Medicaid program, full stop. This bill says that people who are on Medicaid…can no longer turn to Planned Parenthood as their trusted provider for their cervical cancer screening, for their mammograms, for their birth control," Melling said during the ACLU's Anti-Trump "resistance training" session held over the weekend.

Except that Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms.

Let me reemphasize that point, since it’s apparently not getting through to the Left: PLANNED PARENTHOOD DOESN’T PROVIDE MAMMOGRAMS.

This false narrative, trotted out ad nauseum by liberal abortion supporters like Chuck Schumer, has been debunked more times than the yawn-worthy gender wage gap -- even by left-leaning news outlets like the Washington Post. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards even admitted herself before a congressional panel that not a single Planned Parenthood clinic offers mammograms.

Planned Parenthood does provide manual "breast exams" -- though, only about 2 percent of the national total. However, the group doesn’t have the ability or equipment to provide mammograms. If you go to Planned Parenthood with a suspicious lump, you get referred to a radiological center.

After painting the completely ridiculous picture that millions of women would keel over dead from breast cancer if Planned Parenthood were to go belly-up, Melling then claimed the GOP wants to strip Planned Parenthood of its Medicaid funding simply because it provides abortion services.

“Is that what decency looks like?” she then crowed.

No. It's not. Nothing about Planned Parenthood looks like “decency.”

And nothing about Melling’s spiel looks like truth.