New Videos Reveal How Planned Parenthood Really Uses Ultrasounds

New Videos Reveal How Planned Parenthood Really Uses Ultrasounds

Despite Planned Parenthood’s claims that women depend on them for prenatal care, new videos reveal the nation’s largest abortion provider primarily uses its ultrasound machines for abortions only and its employees even refuse to tell women about their babies’ health.

In the first video, Live Action News’s Lila Rose sits down with several former Planned Parenthood employees who explain how the clinics used the ultrasound machines.

Sue Thayer, a former manager of a Planned Parenthood location, described the day her clinic got their first 4D ultrasound machine. When the delivery man from the ultrasound company set up the machine inside Thayer’s clinic, he gave her a demonstration on how to use the machine.

“He gets to the button that says ‘print’ and he looked up at time for the first time and he said, ‘I guess that for what you’re using this machine for, you’ll never print a picture,'” Thayer said. “And I said, ‘No, Planned Parenthood will never print a picture.’ And of course, not only would they never print a picture, but they turn the monitor away so the mom can’t see the picture.”

Thayer explained the real reason Planned Parenthood wanted the machine was to help employees perform “webcam abortions,” when a doctor who is not present guides a nurse to perform an abortion via a webcam.

Another former Planned Parenthood manager, Ramona Treviño, explained her clinic was often unable to help women with reproductive health problems because the only ultrasound machines available were the ones at the abortion facilities.

The second video shows recordings of conversations between Planned Parenthood employees and Live Action investigators about the former’s ultrasound machines.

In the first phone call, a woman tells a Planned Parenthood employee she wants to get an ultrasound to “make sure the baby is healthy” and “see the gender.”

“We specialize in abortions,” a female Planned Parenthood employee responds. “That’s what our ultrasounds are for, to see how far along the patient is.”

“We only do ultrasounds if you’re terminating,” another Planned Parenthood employee explains.

At a Planned Parenthood clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Planned Parenthood employee says: “We do ultrasounds related to abortions, but not for prenatal care.”

The statements made by these clinic directors contradict what Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has repeatedly claimed, which is that the nation’s largest abortion provider offers prenatal care women have come to depend on. Planned Parenthood is embroiled in a desperate battle to keep receiving taxpayer funds, as congressional Republicans have renewed efforts to defund the abortion giant.

Live Action investigators spoke with employees at 68 Planned Parenthood locations and only three said they could check on a baby’s health.

On February 11, pro-life advocates plan to protest outside of Planned Parenthood locations nationwide to support Republican-led efforts to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Bre Payton is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on Twitter.
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