Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards confirmed that none of her organization’s 650 to 700 clinics across America has a mammogram machine, despite saying that clinics do regularly perform breast exams.
“None to your knowledge have a mammogram machine?” Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis asked.
Richards responded by confirming that Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms and that the clinics, instead, refer women to outside radiology centers for that medical testing service.
“Right, we have different kinds of arrangements depending on the state to refer women for mammograms,” she said.
Lummis went on to ask about which “surgical procedures” the organization provides, with Richards specifically highlighting abortion and colposcopies — procedures during which doctors closely examine woman’s reproductive organs for signs of disease.
“We provide surgical abortions and we provide colposcopy. We do a variety of services,” Richards said, without going into greater detail about surgeries offered by the organization. “We have core services across the country, but some … provide broader services [such as primary care].”
Watch the exchange below: