FactCheck.org weighs in: Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms

This post has been cross-posted from LifeSiteNews.

Barack Obama, take note. FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has stated definitively that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms.

 “Women can’t walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic and get a mammogram on the spot,” the website clarifies. “The clinics don’t have mammography equipment.” Instead, the abortion provider “refers women to other facilities to have mammograms performed.”

In the second presidential debate, President Obama stated that “millions of women all across the country” rely on Planned Parenthood “for mammograms.”  He made a similar claim just days earlier in an interview with Glamour magazine, whose readership consists of teenage girls.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has also claimed her organization provided “mammograms” last February, feeding the persistent myth that the organization provides these screenings.

The myth had been shattered before, most notably in 2011 when Live Action called 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 states to schedule mammograms. None offered the service.

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