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Planned Parenthood Caught Giving Out Medically Inaccurate Information

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new undercover video reveals medically inaccurate abortion counseling being given to clients at a taxpayer-funded Milwaukee Planned Parenthood clinic. The video, released by youth-led pro-life group Live Action, records Planned Parenthood staff distorting basic facts of fetal development and pressuring a woman to have an abortion. In the video, which is available on the group’s website, a Planned Parenthood staffer tells a woman that her six to eight week old baby has "no arms, no legs, no heart no head, no brain." The staffer goes on to emphasize the difficulties of adoption and urges the woman to obtain an abortion as soon as possible. The woman is also told that images of abortion are fabricated, and that unborn babies at six to eight weeks have no "identifiable parts" and are just "fetal matter." This is the second time Live Action has caught a clinic giving out inaccurate information. The last incident, which occurred last December in an Appleton, WI abortion clinic, and was also caught on video,  prompted state senator Glenn Grothman to call for an investigation of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. According to Live Action, two leading embryologists have denounced Planned Parenthood's counseling, calling it "absurd and scientifically erroneous." The new video presents a new problem for Planned Parenthood because Wisconsin law requires women to receive medically accurate information before obtaining an abortion. Lila Rose, UCLA student and president of Live Action, said in a press release that the new footage further confirms the deceptive and manipulative practices of Planned Parenthood: "Planned Parenthood has an abortion-first mentality that is driven both by ideology and the desire for money," says Rose. "Since women will often choose against abortion if they learn the scientific facts about the unborn child inside the womb, Planned Parenthood distorts basic facts in an attempt to perform more abortions." The video is the second in Live Action's "Rosa Acuna Project," a multi-state undercover investigation documenting Planned Parenthood's deceptive abortion counseling. Planned Parenthood has also come under fire recently after Live Action's previous investigations found the abortion giant willing to conceal sexual abuse of young girls and accept racist donations earmarked to abort African-American babies. © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace®