At Planned Parenthood, Live Action investigators discovered ultrasound machines generally only have one purpose: abortion. Planned Parenthood uses ultrasound to determine a baby’s age and position in the womb before it kills her. Investigators asked 68 Planned Parenthood facilities for ultrasounds to check the health of their babies, but only 3 were able to provide them. The remainder either did not do ultrasounds or used ultrasounds for abortions only.
Pro-life activist group Live Action just released another video in their Planned Parenthood: The Abortion Corporation investigation series that further debunked Planned Parenthood’s lie that they work to offer the healthcare that women need.
The video, titled “Ultrasounds Only for Abortions at Planned Parenthood,” shows women who are told that they will not be able to schedule an ultrasound unless they are having an abortion.
Live Action reported:
Of the 68 Planned Parenthood facilities either called or visited, only three were able to provide diagnostic ultrasounds for pregnant women. The other 65 Planned Parenthood centers said, in no uncertain terms, that if a woman was getting an ultrasound from Planned Parenthood, it was only if the woman was terminating her pregnancy:
“Farmington, NM Planned Parenthood employee: ‘Oh, we won’t be able to tell you if it’s healthy or the gender… If you’re, you know – we specialize in abortions. You know, that’s what our ultrasounds are for, to see how far along the, um, patient is.’
Cornell, NY Planned Parenthood employee: ‘We tell you you’re pregnant, and then we offer at Planned Parenthood to do the abortions… We only do ultrasounds if you are terminating.’
Winston-Salem, NC Planned Parenthood employee: ‘…that’s [abortion] the only service that we do. We don’t do any prenatal care or adoption here.’”
Planned Parenthood’s own website explains that ultrasounds are part of routine prenatal care — care that women need. Its website, however, doesn’t tell women that they will need to go elsewhere to receive that necessary care.