In the ongoing debate to defund Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider has said if its federal money is cut, countless women on Medicaid would lose "essential" health care services they can't receive elsewhere.
But a newly-released undercover video shows Planned Parenthood employees in Indiana admitting otherwise.
In May, Indiana became the first state to cut funding to abortion providers. However, the law was blocked last week by a U.S. Circuit Court judge.
In the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of Indiana argued that without state funds, thousands of Medicaid patients would be denied services and several clinics would shut down.
Sounding the Alarm
Women from the group "Live Action" called Planned Parenthood clinics across the state posing to be Medicaid patients. While recording the conversations, the undercover women asked if they could set up an appointment for an exam.
Because of the Indiana law, the women were denied service. But several Planned Parenthood employees went on to say that Medicaid patients could get the same exams and care from other medical facilities.
"Is there another clinic that we should try?" Live Action asked in one recording to an Indianapolis Planned Parenthood.
"You need to go to your primary doctor," the Planned Parenthood worker responded.
Live Action then asked if the same services like "well woman exams" and STD tests would be offered.
"Yes," the worker responded.
Listen to more of the recordings below.
"In a matter of minutes, Live Action easily found numerous Medicaid providers in Indiana ready and able to accept new patients," said Live Action president Lila Rose. "Planned Parenthood's own lower level staffers repeatedly confirmed other providers 'have the same services we have.' And most laughable is their claim that 'patient-friendly hours' are what set Planned Parenthood apart from the other 800 Medicaid providers in the state."
Live Action released the latest recordings Wednesday in a YouTube video asking, "Do women really need Planned Parenthood?"
The group has led several undercover stings against Planned Parenthood to expose the abortion provider's wrongdoing.