New Organization, Same Lies about Planned Parenthood
There’s a new group out there, called Live Action, who’s sole purpose for being is to take down one of the finest american institutions, Planned Parenthood.
There is a meme heading round the right wing press that Planned Parenthood is only interested in abortions, and do not offer much else. One very important service they do offer is mammograms, and other women’s health services. Live action claimed to have called up 30 planned parenthood clinics and asked if they offer mammograms, all apparently said no.
I decided to check with Planned Parenthood, and searched for the ones near to Live Action’s office in San Jose.
View Planned Parenthood near Life Action in a larger map
In this map view,
- Blossom Hill (a) does offer Mammograms, and Abortions
- Mar Monte (b) does offer Mammograms and does not offer Abortions
- Eastside (c) does offer Mammograms and Abortions
- San Jose (d) does offer Mammograms and Abortions
So even in the same town as Live Action all within a local phone call all offer mammograms and not all offer abortions.
For a wider view, of the 20 planned parenthoods within 55 miles of Live Action’s offices, 4 do not do abortions. ALL do mammograms and other women’s health services. They also provide these vital services to the communities they are in.
- Birth Control Services
- Emergency Contraception
- HIV Testing
- HPV & Hepatitis Vaccines
- LGBT Services
- Men’s Health Services
- Patient Education
- Pregnancy Testing, Options & Services
- STD Testing & Treatment
7 of the clinics also operate as general health clinics.
This dishonest and fabricated attack on Planned Parenthood is nothing but a disgusting attack on Planned Parenthood, which I am proud to support, politically, ethically, and financially. This is an attack on poor and disadvantaged people and those brave and noble people who support them.
Live Action’s entire purpose is just to spread lies about Planned Parenthood.