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    1 Feb 2017

    New video shows Planned Parenthood staffers saying they only do ultrasounds for abortions

    The pro-life group Live Action released two new investigative videos Tuesday that depict Planned Parenthood staffers saying that their clinics only offer ultrasounds to women seeking abortions — not women seeking prenatal care.
    The first video shows clinic workers telling undercover investigators that they don’t do any ultrasounds for prenatal care.

    “We do them when we’re doing abortions, but not for any other reason,” a Planned Parenthood staffer in Council Bluffs, Iowa, said.
    “We only do ultrasounds if you are terminating,” another staffer in Corning, New York, said.
    A staffer in St. Louis, Missouri said an ultrasound for prenatal care is “not something we offer.”
    “Well, we do have to do an ultrasound with an abortion, but we don’t offer them for – we can’t do anything to make sure that the pregnancy’s fine,” they added.
    The pro-life group said of the 68 clinics they asked for an ultrasound, only 3 were able to offer them ultrasounds in order to check the health of the baby.
    Live Action released an additional video, in which former Planned Parenthood workers say that the organization only uses ultrasounds for abortion.

    TheBlaze previously reported that another recent Live Action video shows staff at Planned Parenthood clinics telling undercover investigators that they do not offer prenatal services.
    In a statement, Lila Rose, the president and founder of Live Action, said that “one would think a corporation that constantly touts its care for women, uses ‘parenthood’ in its name, and has ultrasound machines would want to ensure healthy pregnancies by allowing women to access ultrasounds to monitor the development of their babies.”
    “But showing a woman an ultrasound image would reveal the beating heart as well as moving arms and kicking legs, destroying the ‘clump of cells’ myth Planned Parenthood perpetuates to try to make abortion easier to accept,” she added.
    Rose said she anticipates that “Planned Parenthood will respond as it usually does by denying the findings of this investigation.”
    “That’s why I encourage media outlets to contact any of the 68 centers that Live Action did – or any others – and ask them if they offer ultrasounds to check the baby’s health if a mother wants to carry her baby to term,” Rose said. “The media will find results similar to ours.”
    A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment.
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