GOP Rep. Chaffetz Grills Planned Parenthood President: You Don't Do Mammograms, You Do Abortions


REP. JASON CHAFFETZ: In the case of Dana, when she came to Planned Parenthood, did she get a mammogram?

CECILE RICHARDS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD: No. she was referred for a mammogram.

CHAFFETZ: That's part of the challenge is that you don't do mammograms. If you --

RICHARDS: I'm sorry.

CHAFFETZ: You don't do mammograms, correct?

RICHARDS: If you would give me one moment to explain. Planned Parenthood say woman's health center like where I go to for my breast exams every year. If you need a mammogram, you are referred to a radiological center and that's how women actually receive their care. We provide breast exams to -- I could get you the numbers of how many hundreds of thousands of women receive breast exams at Planned Parenthood last year. It has nothing to do with -- again, you created the slide. I have no idea what it is.

CHAFFETZ: It's the reduction over the course of years in pink, that's the reduction in the breast exams and the red is the increase in the abortions. That's what's going on in your organization.

RICHARDS: This is a slide that has never been shown to me before. I'm happy to look at it and -- it does not reflect what's happening at Planned Parenthood.

CHAFFETZ: You are going to deny that we take those numbers --

RICHARDS: I'm going to deny the slide you showed me that no one provided us before. We provided you all the information about everything -- all the services that Planned Parenthood provides. It doesn't feel like we're trying to get to the truth. You showed me this.

CHAFFETZ: I pulled those out of --

RICHARDS: The source of this is actually Americans united for life which is an anti-abortion so I would check your source.

CHAFFETZ: We will get to the bottom of the truth of that. We will now recognize Mr. Cummings for a generous seven minutes.

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