The Washington Post tackles President Obama’s claim that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms for women and pronounces it false, giving it ‘Three Pinocchios.’
“The president has suggested time and again that Planned Parenthood directly provides mammograms, but the organization only offers referrals and helps women find financial resources for the exams,” writer Josh Hicks explains. “This suggests an intentional attempt to mislead voters about all the services that are at stake with decisions regarding federal funding for the controversial group.”
Hicks writes that Planned Parenthood does not have even have the equipment necessary to perform mammograms.
“To clarify, Planned Parenthood does directly provide breast exams, but only the hands-on variety that doctors administer,” he writes. “This is different from mammograms, which require x-rays.”