Perhaps there is no greater falsehood than the deceitful, and largely successful, attempt to
persuade Americans that Planned Parenthood performs mammograms. It does not.
I recently received a political ad attacking Congressman Chris Gibson. The ad claimed that
his vote to deny funding to Planned Parenthood would deny women mammograms. This
is simply not true. Then in the presidential debate on Oct. 16, 2012, President Obama told
America “There are millions of women, all across the country, who rely on Planned Parenthood
for mammograms.” This is not true.
No Planned Parenthood clinic or affiliate in the country is legally authorized to perform
mammograms. Planned Parenthood itself has admitted that it does not perform mammograms.
Planned Parenthood and the politicians it supports are continuing a deliberate campaign to
deceive the public into believing the falsehood that Planned Parenthood performs mammograms
for women who otherwise wouldn’t have them.
Let’s have open debate on important issues. But let’s debate issues based on truth and not deceit.
Anne Koch, RN