Can’t Planned Parenthood supporters think of anything good it does without having to resort to false false claims? According to CNN:

12:12 p.m. ET – Democratic women senators spoke in the Senate gallery. Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski said the negotiations are a “radical agenda against women” and are about defunding Planned Parenthood.

“They want to take our mammograms away,” she said.

Senator Mikulski, first, you’re incorrect, and second, women deserve better than PP for breast health.

Clinical breast exams are covered by Medicaid and available at “health departments and community clinics,” as even Harry Reid admitted today.

The latter include Federally Qualified Health Centers, of which there are over 1,200 across the US. FQHCs specifically serve Medicaid/Medicare patients. Click to enlarge map…


Planned Parenthood is not the be-all, end-all, or even much-of-all for breast exams. In Michigan, for example, the state’s targeted breast cancer program for low-income women lists providers in every county and not one PP is among them.

Furthermore, As Abby Johnson tweeted today, “PP provides some ‘screening,’ NO treatment. If a test comes back atypical, they have to refer out. Over 50% of patients don’t follow up.” Meanwhile, FQHCs provide wholistic care.

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