Obama Tells BIG LIE – NOT Called on it by Liberal Press
by Fred Lucas / October 17, 2012 / CNSNews
(CNSNews.com) – During Tuesday’s second presidential debate, President Barack Obama said that women “rely” on Planned Parenthood for mammograms, but, according to the Food and Drug Administration, no Planned Parenthood facility in the United States is licensed to do mammograms.
During Tuesday night’s debate against his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Obama said, “When Gov. Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, there are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care; they rely on it for mammograms, for cervical cancer screenings. That’s a pocketbook issue for women and families all across the country, and it makes a difference in terms of how well and effectively women are able to work.”
Last June, the Department of Health and Human Services said in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that no Planned Parenthood clinic in the United States has mammogram equipment.
The FDA licenses mammography centers to own and operate mammogram machines. If a facility owns or operates a mammogram machine without a government license, it could result in a $10,000 fine, according to Live Action, a pro-life group. The Alliance Defense Fund made the FOIA request in reference to the licenses.
“When you repeatedly hear pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion politicians, whether it’s [Vice President] Biden or President Obama or Planned Parenthood executives pushing this lie [about mammograms], it’s because this is their whole case for the public to justify taxpayer funding,” Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, told CNSNews.com.
“They want to protect that money,” she said. “They want to do everything they can to protect that interest. Because the majority of Americans consider themselves against taxpayer-funded abortions — more Americans consider themselves pro-life than pro-choice — they realize they are not on the side of the people, and so they have to win their political game with lies about services that Planned Parenthood does provide.”
Karen Handel, former vice president for policy at the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, and the author of Planned Bullyhood, had said, “the truth is, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms. Planned Parenthood refers women to mammography providers, serving as the middle-woman, if you will.”
Planned Parenthood’s website, in the mammogram section, does not claim the organization’s clinics perform mammograms.
Obama mentioned Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, five times during Tuesday’s debate.
At other points during the debate, Obama said, “We haven’t heard from the governor any specifics beyond Big Bird and eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood in terms of how he pays for that.”
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion-provider in the nation. According to its own fact sheets, Planned Parenthood performed 985,731 abortions between 2008 and 2010 – 329,445 in 2010 alone. Planned Parenthood also receives taxpayer money every year and got $487.4 million in 2009-2010.