Friday, July 31, 2015

Suckered again...

Watching  The Kelly File​ I saw some Planned Parenthood flack talk about the percentage of money that went to mammograms.  My initial reaction was "isn't that wrong," but no one called her out and so I thought, "must have been wrong."

Which is how political lies work.

According to the Washington Post:

//The problem here is that Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms or even possess the necessary equipment to do so. As such, the organization certainly does not “provide” mammograms in the strict sense. Instead, its clinics provide referrals and direct low-income women toward resources to help pay for the procedure.

These services are by no means unique to Planned Parenthood. In fact, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society provide them as well.//

So, it is necessary to keep remembering the truth.


1 comment:

mrez said...

Something is wrong when we have a leader who parrots and rattles things off repeatedly without knowing if it is true. Truly he is a Puppet who has been acting the part with prepared scripts.

Mammograms require expensive technological x-ray equipment. There have been advances in this equipment every year. Those of us who obtain these screenings know this. There is already funding available, for every woman for reproductive cancer screening. Those of us who have had these screenings- never had to get near a Planned parenthood "clinic."

Planned Parenthood is not any type of "leader" in screening for cancer. It is not the only place to go for the screenings they do.

 
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