The left is outraged that the proposed GOP healthcare bill will cut federal funding to the abortion organization, Planned Parenthood, and they are listing all the services that could be eliminated that women need – including some which were never there to begin with.
Time magazine author Alicia Adamczyk published an article Thursday falsely claiming federal funding will now be cut for mammograms at Planned Parenthood:
“Conservatives object to Planned Parenthood receiving federal funding because the health care provider performs abortions. But none of that funding can be used for abortion services because of the Hyde Amendment, which was passed in 1976. Instead, much of the money goes towards providing preventive care like birth control, mammograms, and cancer screenings, and to other family planning services.”
However, as the Daily Caller has pointed out, Planned Parenthood does not offer mammograms – they don’t even have mammogram machines – a fact confirmed by PP president Cecile Richards in a 2015 congressional testimony.
The Daily Caller noted that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also spread that same claim in March, when he said “millions of women” go to Planned Parenthood for mammograms.
Again, the false claim was spread on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in April, when journalist Tina Brown ranted that defunding Planned Parenthood would harm women who “depend” on the abortion organization for mammograms.
Senator Elizabeth Warren released a video Thursday evening slamming the new healthcare bill and complaining that it cuts funding for Planned Parenthood, including “cancer screenings,” but she did not use the word mammograms.
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