Update - Planned Parenthood released the following statement today on the latest political attempts to use a discredited sting-video to attack Planned Parenthood and the millions of women, men and young people that rely on Planned Parenthood health centers for high-quality, compassionate and affordable health care.
Statement from Eric Ferrero, Vice President of Communications, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
"These outrageous claims are flat-out untrue, but that doesn't matter to politicians with a longstanding political agenda to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood. Women and families who make the decision to donate fetal tissue for lifesaving scientific research should be honored, not attacked and demeaned. Our medical practices and guidelines in this area are clear, and we do this important work just like other high-quality health care providers -- with full, appropriate consent from patients, under the highest ethical and legal standards, and with no financial benefit for the patient or Planned Parenthood."
You can read and share the blog post “5 Facts about the Latest Video Smear Attack on Planned Parenthood” (here) as well as roundup and rebuttals from Media Matters (here and here) and American Bridge (here). You can learn more about the services that Planned Parenthood provides here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Planned Parenthood media line at [email protected].
Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
July 15, 2015