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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:56 PM
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Anti-Abortion Sting Video Fools Washington Post, No One Else
The conservative gotcha video* whose claims fall apart upon close inspection is fast becoming a well-established trope. So perhaps its a sign of learning that the latest entry in the genre, which exposes the lack of mammogram services at most Planned Parenthood clinics, only snookered one mainstream media outlet: the Washington Post.

The video is the work of the Live Action, an anti-abortion group that has been lobbying fervently in support of a Republican-led effort to defund Planned Parenthood. Live Actions founder, Lila Rose, is an activist-provocateur in the mold of James OKeefe, he of the ACORN and NPR stings.

In the video, Live Actions agent calls various Planned Parenthood clinics and attempts to schedule a mammogram, only to be told time and again that theyre not available. ontrary to the claims of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and other supporters of the nations largest abortion chain, the organization does not provide mammograms for women, declares the group proof, it says, that Planned Parenthoods claims to provide comprehensive reproductive health services are hollow.

The only problem is there doesnt seem to be any evidence that anyone in an official capacity at Planned Parenthood has ever claimed the organization does provide mammograms at its clinics only that it conducts breast cancer screenings and refers patients needing mammograms to facilities where they can get them.

http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/03/31/anti-a...
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