UPDATE, 12:16p: Lila Rose will appear on The O’Reilly Factor tonight to discuss the Indiana Planned Parenthood investigation! She’ll be in the 8:25p EST segment.

UPDATE, 11:22a: I’m sure she didn’t intend to, but MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow corroborated on her show last week that Planned Parenthood serves 1% (“more than 9,000”) of all Indiana Medicaid patients (“nearly 1,000000”).

UPDATE, 7:13a: Lila will be on Laura Ingraham’s radio show at 9:30a to discuss this latest undercover investigation.

6:34a: Undercover phone calls released today show Planned Parenthood of Indiana clinic staffers at various locations admitting Medicaid patients have only to look around the corner to get healthcare.

Planned Parenthood and its supporters claim poor women in Indiana will lose access to vital healthcare services if they cannot go to Planned Parenthood.

But a new Live Action investigation shows the reality is quite the opposite….

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqLL-v0JpY0[/youtube]

In a related press release, Live Action President Lila Rose called Indiana “Ground Zero” in the national battle to defund Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business.

As more and more states move to defund Planned Parenthood, it tries to fool Americans into believing it is the only game in town to provide healthcare to Medicaid patients.

Yet in reality PP has only 28 clinics in Indiana, while there are 800 other Medicaid providers in the state.

In reality, according to PP’s own statistics, it sees only 1% of all Medicaid patients in the state. (PP states it sees 9,300 IN Medicaid patients, while IN has an enrollment of 1,022,700.)

Meanwhile, in reality, PP commits over 50% of abortions in Indiana. (Latest statistics available show IN PPs commits 5,580 abortions annually while a total of 10,680 abortions are committed annually in IN.)

Last week LA’s undercover investigators called 16 of the 28 IN PP clinics posing as women on Medicaid concerned about where they could receive services if PP’s funding was not restored.

PP staffers at all 16 locations freely admitted Medicaid women would still have access to medical care after the defunding. Staffers suggested local health clinics or state-assigned primary care physicians for Medicaid patients: “Your primary care doctor should be able to do [a Well Woman exam,] I mean, that’s what they’re there for,” said a PP in Michigan City, while the Merrillville PP said of a local community health center, “They have the same services we have.”

The Obama administration has come to Planned Parenthood’s aid by threatening to deny billions in low-income healthcare funds unless Indiana starts contracting with PP.

“The Obama administration is holding patients’ health hostage in return for funding the largest abortion provider in the country,” asserted Lila Rose. “This abuse of power is a threat to every other state – that no matter the cost or consequences, this Administration will sacrifice healthcare for the needy to continue pouring tax dollars into Planned Parenthood.”

In conjunction with the investigative video release, Live Action is today launching a “Stand with Indiana” petition drive, exposing Planned Parenthood’s deception and demanding that  Obama revoke his intervention on their behalf. I just signed it. Hope you will, too. We really need to support Indiana.

“Planned Parenthood has lied in covering up sex trafficking and statutory rape, lied about abusing taxpayer dollars, lied about mammograms, and now lies about Medicaid – all in the interest of protecting the taxpayer subsidies of their abortion business,” said Rose. “States and their citizens no longer want to fund this corrupt organization.”

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