By Debra Braun
You would think that after Cecile Richards, CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was called out regarding the myth that her organization provides mammograms, the deception about prenatal care, and the “3%” statistic, that she would be more careful about what she says. But in a March 8 CNN interview with Anderson Cooper, she said, “We’re here to serve women, provide them all the health care they need. That includes birth control and cancer screenings and safe and legal abortion access.”
But in no way does PP provide women “all the health care they need.” In mid-February, a pro-life investigative caller contacted Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) to make an appointment for an annual exam. After being told that this appointment would include a pelvic exam, a breast exam and a check of vital signs, the caller said she was in her late 50s and wanted an exam that includes blood work, etc., (a real annual exam).
The PP employee told her they don’t do “primary care,” they do “sexual, reproductive” health care. Then she gave her a phone number for United Way to obtain a referral for a clinic that does primary care. So much for “all the health care” a woman needs being provided by Planned Parenthood!