A pro-life group has challenged Planned Parenthood's claim that cutting its federal funding will deny millions of women access to mammograms.
In a series of secretly recorded telephone calls released Wednesday on audio tape, the group Live Action asked 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 states about mammogram services. A Live Action actor posed as a woman seeking a mammogram.
Live Action founder Lila Rose talked more about the issue on the CBN News Channel's Midday News, March 31. Click play to watch the interview.
Planned Parenthood workers repeatedly said their facilities do not provide mammograms.
The following is a short transcript of one of those calls.
Voice 1: "Thanks for calling Midtown Planned Parenthood how. Can I help you?
Voice 2: "I just talked to Samantha at your Georgetown clinic and she said to talk to you guys about.umm services with mammograms -- that you guys provide mammograms.
Voice 1: "We don't here."
Voice 2: "Is there any way I can come in for a breast exam and mammogram?"
Voice 1: "Unfortunately, we do not offer like, umm the mammogram.
In another call to another clinic, the operator tells the caller that the abortion provider does not offer mammograms.
Voice 1: "Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?"
Voice 2: "Does Planned Parenthood provide mammograms of some sort?"
Voice 1: "We do not."
Planned Parenthood released a statement in response to the charge, saying the organization offers breast exams at every one of its family planning health centers.
The new recordings confirm Planned Parenthood's "corruption," Live Action's president, Lila Rose, said in the news release.
"Planned Parenthood is first and foremost an abortion business, but Planned Parenthood and its allies will say almost anything to try and cover up that fact and preserve its taxpayer funding," Rose said.