New Planned Parenthood Videos Get Lawmakers’ Attention By Samantha Gobba
Lawmakers gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 2 to spotlight new undercover pro-life videos and to reiterate their commitments to defund Planned Parenthood.
The videos, made by pro-life activist Lila Rose’s organization Live Action, show Planned Parenthood employees telling women seeking prenatal care to go somewhere else for their ultrasounds.
“Oh, we won’t be able to tell you if it’s healthy or the gender,” an unnamed Planned Parenthood worker in Farmington, N.M., told an undercover activist (see video above). “We specialize in abortions. You know, that’s what our ultrasounds are for, to see how far along the, um, patient is.”
While Planned Parenthood facilities’ websites and voicemails state they provide prenatal care, employees turned away the activists seeking those appointments.
“No Planned Parenthood does prenatal care, hon,” a worker at an Albany, N.Y., facility said.
Live Action said it reached out to 97 separate Planned Parenthood facilities across the country, and only found five willing to check on the health of the child. All the others required the women to schedule an abortion.
Diane Black, R-Tenn., an opponent of state funding of Planned Parenthood