The Democratic leader of the United States, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, recently published a highly misleading tweet. In it he said, “#Trumpcare cuts Planned Parenthood Federation of America funds, hurting millions of women who turn there for mammograms, maternity care, cancer screenings & more.”
To its credit, the Washington Post decided to fact check that claim.
The fact check said, “Planned Parenthood does referrals for mammograms, and some affiliates host free mammography mobile vans for low-income and uninsured women. It does not have mammogram machines at its affiliate clinics. The Food and Drug Administration’s list, updated weekly, of certified mammography facilities does not list any (that is not a single) Planned Parenthood clinic.”
What we actually know is no one actually turns to Planned Parenthood for mammograms, they’re not even a certified mammography facility.
The Washington Post deserves credit for pointing out Senator Schumer’s three-Pinocchio tweet.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/313472144″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]