Today is Call Planned Parenthood, Schedule an Imaginary Mammogram Day

Live Action News has declared today, October 18, 2012 “Call Planned Parenthood and Schedule an Imaginary Mammogram Day.”

This is in response to Planned Parenthood’s inaccurate claims that it does mammograms. President Obama made similar claims in the Presidential Debate this week.

These false claims of medical care that Planned Parenthood does not usually offer go hand in hand with Planned Parenthood’s claim to be America’s “Number One Women’s Health Care Provider.” That particular claim can only be true if you limit your definition of “women’s health care” to abortion.

In truth, Planned Parenthood is an international population control organization with a history of involvement in eugenics. It has pushed birth control methods on women such as the IUD, Depo Provera and the morning after pill, which are much more dangerous for women than less invasive forms of contraception.

Planned Parenthood has a history of attacking anyone who tries to reduce its funding. Foremost among it’s method of attack is to label any attempt to limit funding of Planned Parenthood as a sexist attack on “women’s health.” The most recent example of this is the way that Planned Parenthood attacked Komen Breast Institute when Komen tried to shift grants they’d been giving to Planned Parenthood to other providers.

Claims that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms appear to be an attempt to cast the nation’s number one abortion provider as a full-scale women’s health outlet. The reasons behind this have very little to do with the facts, and quite a bit to do with Planned Parenthood’s constant push for more government funding.

The Live Action News article says in part:

Call Planned Parenthood and Get a FREE Imaginary Mammogram!
by Kate Bryan October 17, 2012 29 Comments

If you were watching the 2nd presidential debate last night, you probably remember President Obama’s claim that Planned Parenthood does mammograms. (Aww, bless his heart. Obama actually thinks that his buddies at the abortion-giant Planned Parenthood do mammograms.)

Mr. President, I’d like to welcome you to the real world – where Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms.

Just over a year ago, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was caught in the middle of a massive lie, when she said on national television that Planned Parenthood does mammograms. Well – Live Action was watching (or as Planned Parenthood says, Live Action “women were watching”) and decided to investigate her claims. (See the YouTube video below to view what Live Action found.)

Last night during the debate, President Barack Obama gave a shout-out to his girl Cecile Richards and her pro-abortion posse at Planned Parenthood, and he repeated Cecile’s false claim that Planned Parenthood does mammograms.

It’s time for the president of the United States, Planned Parenthood, Hollywood starlets, and everyone else who has spouted this ridiculous claim to snap out of their fairy-tale world and back into reality, where Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms.

Now – here’s where it get’s fun!

Our friends at And Then There Were None came up with a creative and hilarious idea to help expose the truth even more — and launched the official “Call Planned Parenthood to schedule your imaginary mammogram” day!

Tomorrow is “Call Planned Parenthood to schedule your imaginary mammogram” day, and this is your opportunity to call Planned Parenthood and their comrades out on the false claim that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.

Planned Parenthood, the president, and countless celebrities have spouted this fallacious claim, and they refuse to admit that they are wrong. So – we’re going to expose the truth (again), and we need your help!

What to do:

TOMORROW, Thursday October 18, 2012

Call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) to get your local Planned Parenthood center.

Then – tell Planned Parenthood you would like to schedule a mammogram. (Read more here.)

Here is what Live Action found when it investigated

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  • Rob Barkman

    Very good idea! Thanks for posting!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      You’re welcome!

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  • Tera Powers

    Can you call your primary care physician and schedule a mammogram? No. The critical thinking vacuum among you wingnuts is chilling. Planned Parenthood will perform a manual exam and if you show signs of needing a mammo, or are of age to get a baseline preventive mammo, they will refer you. You cannot just walk in to an imaging center. Also, will your physician take Medicaid? No. Will they seek out government or other funding mechanisms for your care? No.

    Your campaign of terror against a long-respected provider of women’s healthcare is becoming dangerous. Do not EVER interrupt a medical provider’s office with prank calls. Unless you hope it happens to you while you’re receiving care.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Tera, the point here is that they lied and what they lied about was something demonstrable, verifiable and directly aligned to the services they provide with tax payer monies. This wasn’t a lie about who caught the biggest fish or whether or not you dye our hair. They even deceived and embarrassed their biggest supporter: The President of the United States.

      Planned Parenthood did not say that they performed manual exams (which is something women should be doing for themselves) and referred for mammograms. They said they DID mammograms.

      They’ve lied about this not once, which might have been a simple misspeak, but repeatedly and in ways that harmed actual women’s health. For instance, they used this lie to attack Komen Breast Foundation when Komen tried end the grants they were giving to Planned Parenthood, precisely because the grant money could be better used elsewhere in the fight against breast cancer. Planned Parenthood had no compunction about attacking one of its own funders, even when that meant harming a program that had been one of their long-time partners that helps women who are faced with breast cancer.

      It wasn’t until they got called out on this that they were forced to admit that they had been lying all along and, as you yourself say, only provide manual exams and a referral.

      It is not a campaign of terror to call a publicly-funded organization which receives over a billion dollars year in taxpayer money to task for outright lies about the services they provide.

      One more thing: What I actually can do is call my primary care physician and ask her office to schedule me for a mammogram with the lab. I don’t know how your health care works, but that’s how mine is done.