Chuck Schumer Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Provides Mammograms
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer falsely claimed Tuesday that “millions of women” go to Planned Parenthood for mammograms.
Schumer claimed that, because House Republicans’ proposed replacement for Obamacare will cut funding to abortion providers, “millions of women” who turn to Planned Parenthood for mammograms will suffer.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 7, 2017
There’s just one problem with Schumer’s claim: Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms.
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards admitted during congressional testimony in 2015 that the abortion giant doesn’t even have mammogram machines in its clinics. (RELATED: Time Magazine Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Funding Used For Mammograms)
The best Planned Parenthood defenders can say is that the organization offers physical breast exams and refers women elsewhere for mammograms.
As pointed out by a fact-check at The Washington Post, though, “less than 3 percent of Planned Parenthood breast exams result in a referral for a mammogram and other specialized services.”