Chuck Schumer Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Performs “Millions” Of Mammograms

Chuck Schumer Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Performs Millions Of Mammograms

Few members of Congress will go as far to get publicity as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. This is ironic, since there’s generally an inverse relationship between how much you’ve heard from the New York Democrat speak and how high your opinion of him is.

Schumer proved this again on Twitter Tuesday, when he took a stand against the American Health Care Act, the Republican health care legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood in the process.

Unfortunately, Schumer didn’t proofread or fact-check his tweet before he pressed send — and that ended up blowing up in his face big time. Or “big league,” as the president might say.

Here’s Schumer’s tweet:

“#Trumpcare cuts @PPFA funds, hurting millions of women who turn there for mammograms, maternity care, cancer screenings & more,” it read.

Problem: As The Daily Caller pointed out, Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms.

In fact, it’s little secret that the kind of care that Schumer is talking about is just a small percentage of what Planned Parenthood does (it’s the nation’s largest abortion provider). And let’s not forget that the new health care bill has funding for women’s health organizations to replace Planned Parenthood in that regard, according to The Daily Caller.

But never mind. That’s not what Democrats talk about, because they know that if they let on that most of Planned Parenthood’s business is abortions, they wouldn’t be able to sway public opinion in the organization’s favor.

So, politicians like Schumer make Planned Parenthood out to be a health organization instead. This makes Republicans look like uptight misogynists who are willing to throw women to the wolves just because they don’t like abortion.

America isn’t buying it, which is why the GOP is confidently defunding it. If Republicans have their way — and there’s no indication that they won’t — the amount of federal money that Planned Parenthood will receive will be exactly the same as the number of mammograms they perform.

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