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Malkin: Hollywood Starlets Lie About Mammograms

Obama’s Policies Will Hurt Women’s Health

A pro-Obama ad featuring actresses Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington argues that Republicans want to end breast cancer screening for women, because Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding. But, as Michelle Malkin reminds us, Planned Parenthood, which gets a third of its budget from the taxpayers, is about abortions, not mammograms. She writes:

“Planned Parenthood does not provide women with mammograms. [Planned Parenthood]‘s ‘women’s health’ mantle is a sham. An undercover investigation of 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 different states, conducted by pro-life group Live Action, confirmed that the abortion provider does not perform breast cancer screenings. ‘We don’t provide those services whatsoever,’ a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona admitted. Planned Parenthood’s Comprehensive Health Center clinic in Overland Park, Kan., acknowledged: ‘We actually don’t have a, um, mammogram machine, at our clinics.’”

So we can ignore the scare tactics: Defunding Planned Parenthood won’t affect women’s access to breast cancer screenings because Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide breast cancer screenings.

Ironically, Malkin points out that it is President Obama’s policies that could curtail breast cancer screenings:  Obamacare creates a rationing panel, called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which is supposed to base its decisions on the recommendations of a long-standing government panel, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

That task force in 2009 recommended against routine mammogram screenings. Those recommendations used to be nonbinding, but coupled with the power of the IPAB, they will actually determine what kind of preventative services many Americans can receive. Already, after the non-binding recommendations, there has been a 6% decrease in mammograms among women ages 40-49! Just wait until those recommendations become binding …

Which sounds like the three actresses should be directing their concerns toward … President Obama.

Here is Michelle Malkin’s article on “Hollywood’s Hysterical ‘Cancer Screening’ Lie for Obama” (1 page).


  1. Sandy Buresch

    interesting … thank you!
    mammograms I believe are very impt. my Mom is still here today because of an early screening also I have seen young lives saved i.e. months of chemo rooms with my now late husband…because of early detection. even though I do my best to provide for my children and self without any outside help I have come to appreciate govt. help in health care because even when have insurance we can’t afford the asthma meds.and the kids have recieved dental cleaning for their Christmas presents from me in the past…ha ha ha. I am believing sometimes it is o.k. to accept some help when it comes to kids medical. Also, I am ready to breakdown and get a free mammogram so my kids don’t end up without their Mom. It would be sad to see this program abolished. Also, everyone has a right to life and there are many people who would want to adopt if I am not mistaken…Planned parenthood … hmmm How about more personal responsibility and maybe planned counseling for our kids! off my soapbox thanks for the ears.

  2. Wayne Steiger

    Foster,

    These ads as so many coming from the O reelection supporters are nothing but deceit and lies,especially those about Planned Parenthood. Every time my wife and I see one, and by the way not sure what it is like in other states but it has gotten so bad here in Colorado we rarely watch TV just cannot tolerate the Democrats and their PAC’s sponsored ads, in one 30 minute period there were no less than 20 political ads, in all our years have never seen anything such as this. Most are filled with such blatant false statements it has far surpassed the normal back and forth both parties do each election cycle, these are filled with hate and divisive.

    What I cannot figure out is why more supporters of life are keeping quite about these false ads, have not seen one ad countering with the truth. We are doing whatever we can to get the truth out there and trust me it has almost gotten us kicked out of a few places when the conversation comes up. The problem is those who are influenced by these ads have no other source of information to counter these false ads and most are so clueless they cannot tell you the name of the VP. They do not realize they are supporting their own demise.

    WS

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