It seems that Senator Barbara Boxer is insisting that Planned Parenthood really, REALLY, performs mammograms, despite Live Action’s latest sting. Read about it here.
It’s an odd set of circumstances. On the one hand, we have Abby Johnson, former PP clinic director, who claims that no PP does mammograms. On the same hand we have the same story from PP clinics taped in the latest Live Action sting. All claim PP merely gives referrals for mammograms performed at real health centers.
On the other hand we have Susan G. Komen giving millions of dollars to PP for mammograms they insist PP performs. We also have PP president Cecile Richards and Senator Boxer insisting that PP performs mammograms.
At the least, Richards ought to inform her employees that the mammogram machines exist at Planned Parenthood so they know enough to schedule appointments. While she is at it, perhaps she could get together with Senator Boxer and furnish the American people with a list of PP centers that perform mammograms.
Perhaps Richards and Boxer are correct, and the people who actually staff the centers can’t see the elephant in the exam room. Perhaps Live Action managed to beat all odds and call every PP center without a machine. If so, that’s a statistical feat that will never be duplicated anytime soon.