Breitbart’s Big Journalism caught lying about Planned Parenthood and mammograms
Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism questioned the accuracy of Media Matters research showing that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Waco, Texas, provides mammograms. In fact, the clinic is partnered with outside organizations to provide mammograms.
Big Journalism: Media Matters’ Statement That Waco, TX Planned Parenthood Clinic Provides Mammograms Is “False”
Big Journalism: “Planned Parenthood Clinics In Texas Are Not Licensed To Have Mammogram Machines.” From a post on Breitbart’s Big Journalism, linking only to conservative, anti-abortion organizations to back up its claims:
This is false.
Live Action called two clinics in Waco, in addition to the one in Tucson, Arizona (heard on tape in the video below) and were told that no, the clinics do not provide mammogram screenings. In fact,Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas are not licensed to have mammogram machines:
Of the 14 Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Texas, not a single one has either license or equipment.[Big Journalism, 3/30/11]
FACT: Waco’s Planned Parenthood Of Central Texas Is Partnered With Outside Organizations To Provide Mammograms
Planned Parenthood Of Central Texas Pays For Patients To Get Mammograms. In a statement to Media Matters, Felicia Chase Goodman, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central Texas said:
Planned Parenthood of Central Texas is proud to provide comprehensive breast cancer screening for our patients, including mammography when needed. Through grants from the Central Texas affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and our participation in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening (BCCS) program (through the Texas Department of State Health Services), PPCT provides referrals and pays for mammograms and diagnostic follow up treatment for our patients at area radiology and surgical clinics.
Through these grants, in 2010 PPCT patients received 609 screening mammograms and 125 diagnostic mammograms; breast cancer was detected in 20 women. For most of these patients, Planned Parenthood is their only healthcare provider.
Through our participation in the BCCS program, patients who are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer can be enrolled in the Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) program, which ensures that they receive the necessary treatment to fight cancer.
Waco, TX Planned Parenthood Has Provided Over 2,000 Mammograms Since 2001. From a Waco Planned Parenthood Newsletter:
In 2009 we provided 487 mammograms and 162 diagnostic follow-up procedures for our patients. Since this program began in 2001, we have provided 2,683 mammograms to low-income women. [Waco Planned Parenthood, Spring/Summer 2010]
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All of this because Upper Middle Class Twit of the Year, Lila Rose, had to go and tell more lies. You know, for a christian, this woman is making a career out of being a serial liar. She might want to go look at what her good book says about lying and bearing false witness.
I’m glad I’m raising my daughter to be a better person then this.