Thinking he could derail Republican efforts to REPEAL and REPLACE Obamacare, Sen. Chuck Schumer just repeated a major lie about Planned Parenthood.
Here was his Tweet:
#Trumpcare cuts @PPFA funds, hurting millions of women who turn there for mammograms, maternity care, cancer screenings & more. pic.twitter.com/8ZmgEPZikv
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 7, 2017
The only problem with that is Planned Parenthood does NOT conduct mammograms. Never has. Not a single one!
Here is the scoop, from TownHall.com:
Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms. At best, they refer them. Multiple representatives have been called out for voicing the falsehood. Yet, that didn’t stop Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) from repeating the claim again this week. On Tuesday, he urged his supporters to oppose the GOP-led American Health Care Act because it would defund Planned Parenthood and hurt “millions of women” who rely on the organization for mammograms and other screenings.
The Washington Post was kind in only giving Schumer three Pinocchios for that whopper.
Live Action President Lila Rose was more blunt, shaming Schumer for spreading lies to make Planned Parenthood seem like a crucial resource for women.
“To try to justify $500 million a year in taxpayer funding for the nation’s biggest abortion chain, Sen. Schumer continues to parrot Planned Parenthood’s false talking points that it provides mammograms and ‘maternity care,’ Rose said in a statement on Thursday.
Read the full story here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2017/03/11/schumer-planned-parenthood-lie-n2296767
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