FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harrisburg, Pa. – After a new report and video from the PA Family Institute showed each Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania does not provide prenatal services, even though they listed ‘prenatal’ online, the abortion giant has since removed ‘prenatal’ from their booking appointments website. ‘Prenatal’ services still appears for each affiliate through internet search engines.
“How many women were caught in this bait-and-switch ruse by Planned Parenthood?,” asks Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “Until now, Planned Parenthood had listed prenatal care right where they take online appointments yet have never offered those services in Pennsylvania. It certainly looks like an awfully deceitful way to get women in the door and then push their abortion services.”
Taking Planned Parenthood’s Pittsburgh affiliate as an example, here is what the website used to look like (at least as of 1/29/17). For identification purposes, prenatal circled in red:
Here’s their website now:
Even though ‘prenatal’ has been removed from their appointment website, a simple Google search of “Planned Parenthood Pittsburgh Prenatal” still highlights ‘prenatal’ as a service – “Pittsburgh Family Planning Health Center Services include: prenatal, adoption, abortion, etc.”:
All 27 Planned Parenthood locations in PA have listed prenatal as a service yet when we called each one and asked, “Do you provide prenatal services?,” not one had prenatal care to offer.
In Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood accounts for 55 percent of all abortions. When statewide abortions are at an all-time low, dropping nearly 7,000 annually since 2008, Planned Parenthood has a growing market share on abortion; increasing their annual abortions in PA by over 1,500 since 2008.
By their own reports, over the last four years, Planned Parenthood has been given over $21 million in taxpayer funding. All the while, there are over 300 community health centers throughout Pennsylvania serving women with comprehensive health care.
Pennsylvania Family Institute