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Live Action: 5 Out of 97 Planned Parenthood Facilities Provide Prenatal Care

• January 24, 2017 3:26 pm

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Live Action, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to ending abortion and protecting the right to life, released a new video on Tuesday that uncovered that only five out of 97 facilities associated with Planned Parenthood provide prenatal care.

In the video, Live Action called 41 Planned Parenthood facilities across the country in undercover audio and video recordings asking for prenatal care, where undercover recording is permitted by law. If the facility did not offer prenatal care, the woman asked what services were provided. All facilities said that they provided abortions.

One facility in Virginia Beach, Va. had a holding message that said it provides prenatal services while the woman who answered the phone said the center did not provide abortion services.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has said that Planned Parenthood provides services other than abortion, including sexually transmitted infection testing, pregnancy testing, cancer screenings, and prenatal health.

The video appears to undercut at least some of her past statements.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday that barred federal funding for organizations that promote abortion around the world. While on the campaign trail, Trump also made promises to defund Planned Parenthood.

Live Action's video was released days before the annual March for Life that takes place on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion across the country. Thousands are expected to attend the annual march.

This story has been updated.

Published under: Abortion, Planned Parenthood