A just-released investigative video from Live Action shows staff at dozens of Planned Parenthood clinics telling investigators that they do not offer prenatal services — contrary to the claims of their top executives.
The video features clips of Cecile Richards, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, saying that the organization’s patients depend on them for “prenatal care.”
But when Live Action investigators called 97 Planned Parenthood clinics to ask about prenatal care, they were turned away 92 times, the pro-life group said.
“Planned Parenthood offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care,” a Planned Parenthood staffer in Tempe, Arizona, told investigators, according to the video.
“No, we don’t do prenatal services. I mean, it’s called Planned Parenthood, I know it’s kind of deceiving,” another staffer in Merrillville, Indiana.
Live Action says the video — titled “The Prenatal Care Deception” — is the first in its “Abortion Corporation” series.
“Planned Parenthood says it’s a champion of women’s health care, yet prenatal care, which is an essential service for expectant mothers, is virtually nonexistent,” Lila Rose, the president and founder of Live Action, said in a statement. “Our investigators who wanted to keep their babies were turned away by 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers. It’s clear that despite its claims, abortion is the priority and the only option for pregnant women that visit Planned Parenthood.”
Rose added that the videos they intend to release “are a powerful argument to defund Planned Parenthood of its half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding.”
“I anticipate Planned Parenthood will respond as it usually does by denying the overwhelming findings of this investigation,” Rose continued. “That’s why I encourage media outlets to contact any of the 97 centers that Live Action did — or any others — and ask them if they offer prenatal care, how long they’ve been doing so, and then ask for proof. The media will find results similar to ours: Planned Parenthood’s prenatal care claim is bogus.”
A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment regarding how many of their clinics offer prenatal services.