Planned Parenthood president doesn’t get her health care services at clinics she oversees

Planned Parenthood president doesn’t get her health care services at clinics she oversees
Cecile Richards

[Ed. – Does as she says, not as she does.]

At a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said she does not use the clinics she oversees for her own health care.

Richards was asked about whether or not Planned Parenthood has the ability to provide mammograms at its affiliated clinics. She said women are referred to other facilities in the same way she is referred by her own health care provider – which is not Planned Parenthood.

“Planned Parenthood is just like where I go for my health care every year,” Richards said.

In her prepared statement, Richards noted that most of the women who seek health care at Planned Parenthood clinics are poor.

“Planned Parenthood’s nearly 700 health centers across the country are key access points for underserved communities, with a majority (54 percent) of Planned Parenthood health centers located in health professional shortage areas, rural areas, or medically underserved areas,” Richards said.

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