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Not all of Planned Parenthood approximately 700 clinics offer prenatal services because prenatal care is not Planned Parenthood's focus. As a result, many pregnant women are referred to outside obstetricians or other health providers for prenatal care.
How many? It's impossible to know.
Planned Parenthood does not record how many pregnant patients are referred to outside health care providers, said Elizabeth Clark, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman.
Smith said, "Almost 95 percent of all (Planned Parenthood's) pregnancy services were abortions."
An anti-abortion group puts the figure at 94 percent using a cherry-picked method that ignores the majority of Planned Parenthood's services, which aim to prevent pregnancies. The group describes "pregnancy services" as counting what Planned Parenthood does for women once they are already pregnant.
But Planned Parenthood does not fully track this number, making the claim a leap of logic based on insufficient information. What's most noticeably missing among the number of Planned Parenthood services used by pregnant women are the number of pregnancy referrals.
Planned Parenthood says it doesn't keep records of how many pregnant women are referred to outside healthcare providers. Without that information, we don't know an accurate percentage of "pregnancy services" that were abortions. Neither, however, does Smith.
We rate the claim False.
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
2. I keep hearing about abortions in poor areas and about the "lack of education". Ummm...our near-ape ancestors eventually figured out that if they put this inside there, nine months later a baby comes out. Sure, it may have taken a bunch of such incidents before they got it...but they got it. WHERE IN THE WORLD DON'T PEOPLE KNOW THIS???
Sorry...just had to.
being able to see the growth process and forming child make a difference? I'm actually curious about that, but believe there would be a big difference.