Planned Parenthood Admits: 'We Don't Offer Prenatal Care'

Brittany M. Hughes | January 24, 2017
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A damning new exposé released by Live Action exposes Planned Parenthood for exactly what it is – an abortion mill that lies to the public for taxpayer dollars.

In its shocking new video, Live Action notes that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, along with other Planned Parenthood advocates and supporters, famously tout the organization’s role in providing health care – specifically including “prenatal care” – to millions of women, particularly those with low incomes. Defunding the group, they claim, would deprive countless women of these necessary services, including their ability to get pregnancy care.

So, Live Action decided to test this theory, calling Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation and posing as a patient seeking prenatal care. And they didn’t have much luck.

One Planned Parenthood worker at a clinic in Tempe, Arizona responded, “Planned Parenthood offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care.”

“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,” another employee at a Santa Fe clinic responded.

Two workers admitted they knew the name “Planned Parenthood” was “deceiving.”

In fact, Live Action stated they contacted 97 Planned Parenthood clinics across the organization's 41 affiliates where undercover recording is legally allowed, and only five said they offered any form of prenatal care.

Intrigued, I ran my own search of services offered by Planned Parenthood, which on its website lists “pregnancy testing and services” under its list of offered features. These services, the website notes, vary from clinic to clinic.

Narrowing down my search, I found a relatively nearby clinic that does offer “pregnancy services,” located in Charlottesville, Virginia. However, a closer look at the clinic's website revealed the only “pregnancy service” it actually offers is “pregnancy planning services.”

In fact, “If you choose to continue a pregnancy, we will provide you with a list of resources to help you obtain prenatal care,” the website stated.

However, if the patient chooses to “terminate the pregnancy,” Planned Parenthood is more than happy to provide you with on-site abortion services, the website adds.

No prenatal nutrition, pregnancy monitoring, maternal-fetal medicine, or childbirth classes – nothing remotely close to “prenatal services,” by any clinical definition. And certainly no OBGYN on call, but plenty of ready-made abortions.

Live Action added that despite receiving more than half a billon in taxpayer funding each year, Planned Parenthood performs less than two percent of the nation’s breast exams and pap smears, and doesn’t offer mammograms at all, but does perform more than 30 percent of the country’s estimated 1 million annual abortions.

Check out Live Action's video report for yourself, here: