Doctors Reject Planned Parenthood's Medical Lies, Call for Accountability

Embryologists call Planned Parenthood counseling information “absurd and scientifically erroneous”

Contact: Lila Rose, [email protected], (323) 454-3304

APPLETON, December 11–Two leading Ph.D.s in medical science have stepped forward to correct the “absurd and scientifically erroneous” information presented during two counseling sessions at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Appleton, WI. The right-to-life advocacy group Live Action released undercover footage Wednesday showing clinic staff, including the abortion doctor, lying to two young women about fetal development and encouraging the one who is reportedly pregnant to obtain an abortion because “women die having babies.”

The video shows the counselor claiming that the fetus’s heart does not start beating until “about seventeen or eighteen weeks.” Emphasizing that the 10 week old fetus has “heart tones,” she states that the “heart beat is when the fetus is active in the uterus–can survive–which is about seventeen or eighteen weeks.”

Embryologists Dianne Irving, Ph.D, a former bench research biochemist with the National Institutes of Health and a Professor of Medical Ethics at Georgetown University, and Ward Kischer, Ph.D., Professor emeritus of Cell Biology and Anatomy specializing in embryology at the University Arizona, cite what they call “the number-one human embryology textbook,” Human Embryology & Teratology published by Wiley-Liss: “The heart begins to beat by 4 weeks.”

When asked at what point the fetus becomes a baby, the counselor answers, “At birth.” Later, when asked the same question, the abortionist, Dr. Prohaska claims that the fetus becomes a baby at “6 or 7 months.”

Wisconsin informed consent law requires that women receive medically accurate information before undergoing an abortion. According to the American Medical Association’s Code of Ethics, “the physician’s obligation is to present the medical facts accurately to the patient.” Drs. Irving and Kischer conclude that the Appleton Planned Parenthood counseling practices “would violate legally valid ‘informed consent’ on both the ‘information’ level and on the ‘consent without duress or pressure’ level,” and call for the parties involved to “be held accountable for their inherently unethical and destructive lies and procedures.”

Lila Rose, 21-year-old president of Live Action, says the new video underscores the contradictions between Planned Parenthood and the mainstream medical and scientific communities: “Everyday Planned Parenthood violates the most basic medical, ethical, and legal codes in order to sell more abortions to vulnerable women. Planned Parenthood confuses medical terms and lies outright about medical facts to hide the humanity of the woman’s unborn child and make ‘the pregnancy’ more ‘abortable.'”

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