Planned Parenthood Is Guilty of Negligent Screening

David C. Reardon
December 29, 2015
Reproduced with Permission

Congressional hearings into Planned Parenthood should look beyond the deceptive fetal tissue donation forms they ask women to sign. These misleading disclosure forms typify a larger pattern of deception and exploitation.

An even more shocking abuse lies in the fact that Planned Parenthood abortionists know that the majority of women entering their abortion clinics have multiple risk factors for psychological maladjustments following an abortion. But they don't screen for these risk factors, much less give each patient a medically informed assessment of risks versus benefits based on each woman's unique risk profile.

Specifically, Planned Parenthood is guilty of negligent pre-abortion screening and counseling. This isn't by accident. It's not an oversight. It is a practice designed to advance their own financial and sociopolitical interests.

Plus, under current law, they can get away with it. Loopholes in the law allow abortion providers to evade any financial liability for psychological problems that are triggered or aggravated by abortion.

In short, while Planned Parenthood claims it is simply promoting a "pro-choice" alternative, what they are actually doing is promoting a "poor-choice" alternative. Women deserve better.