Does Planned Parenthood Provide "On Site" Mammograms?
I would like to find multiple sources, backed with hard evidence, that PP does or does not provide mammograms to its customers. I've seen the viral video in which a woman calls multiple officers asking for a mammogram, only to be rebuffed by PP's employees on the other end of the line who admit the organization does not provide them. I need some statistical evidence from a source that can't be labeled "right-wing" or "agenda-driven."
This is very important because on Monday there will be a panel discussion on "women's issues" at the NYU Law School. One of the speakers will be a former PP representative. Sadly, the defenders-of-life crowd will not have an advocate on the panel. So I hope to be "armed and dangerous" with information as I enter this pit of lions.
Answer by Diane Ellis
Planned Parenthood does not offer mammograms to its clients. Its website advises women to:
Ask your health care provider, health department, or staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center about where you can get a mammogram in your area.
Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses teach patients about breast care, connect patients to resources to help them get vital biopsies, ultrasounds, and mammograms, and follow up to make sure patients are cared for with the attention they need and deserve. [emphasis added]
While Planned Parenthood offers referrals and does perform clinical breast exams (these are manual examinations whereby the doctor checks for lumps or irregularities), they do not offer mammograms at any of their locations.
Answer by flownover
PP ( somehow it's hard to use their title without gagging) doesn't do screenings, and Komen even said it gave them money because they did referrals. Now how referrals would be interesting. Considering the 350,000 abortions they did last year and the 891 referrals on bringing the baby to term for adoption ( 1/4of 1 %), I'd say that being a slaughterhouse was probably their main mission.