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Planned Parenthood erases fact that ectopic pregnancy treatment isn’t an abortion from its website

By Carole Novielli

Planned Parenthood has freshly scrubbed its website in light of the media’s attempts to convince women that ectopic pregnancy treatments and other lifesaving procedures are actually abortions. Induced abortion, however, is the intentional killing of a human being before birth.

What did Planned Parenthood purge? A sentence that read, “Treating an ectopic pregnancy isn’t the same thing as getting an abortion.”

The clear distinction that abortion is not necessary to treat dangerous ectopic pregnancies was present on the Planned Parenthood website in 20202021, and most of this year — even as late as July 14, 2022. Since the Supreme Court’s reversal of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, media misinformation has spread like wildfire, muddling the true definition of abortion in the minds of the public.

Just days ago, Live Action News documented that Planned Parenthood’s website stated, “Treating an ectopic pregnancy isn’t the same thing as getting an abortion. Abortion is a medical procedure that when done safely, ends a pregnancy that’s in your uterus. Ectopic pregnancies are unsafely outside of your uterus (usually in the fallopian tubes), and are removed with a medicine called methotrexate or through a laparoscopic surgical procedure. The medical procedures for abortions are not the same as the medical procedures for an ectopic pregnancy.”

Screenshot: PlannedParenthood.org

But because the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision returned the regulation of abortion to the states, suddenly pro-abortion media did its best to conflate abortion and ectopic pregnancy.

Now, Planned Parenthood seems to have scrubbed the verbiage entirely. The website now states instead, “Ectopic pregnancies are unsafely outside of your uterus (usually in the fallopian tubes), and are removed with a medicine called methotrexate or through a laparoscopic surgical procedure. The medical procedures for terminating a pregnancy in the uterus are usually different from the medical procedures for terminating an ectopic pregnancy.”

See screenshots below (left, today; right, July 14, 2022):

Planned Parenthood ectopic pregnancy language change side by side (Accessed July 14 v July 20 of 2022)

This is not the first time Planned Parenthood has edited or scrubbed information from its website once its “facts” conflicted with its agenda.

Scrubbing Sanger

In 2015, as Live Action News previously documented, Planned Parenthood began scrubbing Margaret Sanger’s name from one of its prestigious awards. As you can see in the image below, Planned Parenthood’s so-called “Maggie Award,” named “after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger,” quietly transitioned into the Planned Parenthood “Media Award.” Sanger was a known eugenicist who selected population control enthusiasts, fellow eugenicists, and white supremacists for her board; she was celebrated by Planned Parenthood for decades.

Though Planned Parenthood had begun to scrub Sanger’s name, there was no public reckoning of her racism. That did not occur until 2020, when accusations of systemic racism and white supremacy from within the corporation surfaced publicly. At that point, Planned Parenthood had to admit the racist legacy of its founder.

Planned Parenthood corporate, along with at least 19 affiliates, also acknowledged a present-day problem of systemic racism within the organization.

PPFA Maggie Award now called Media Award

Purging prenatal care

In 2017, a Live Action investigation exposed Planned Parenthood for being an abortion-focused corporation. The investigation highlighted the fact that virtually no Planned Parenthood locations provide prenatal care, despite the abortion giant’s public claims to the contrary. Soon after, Planned Parenthood purged its website yet again.

The image below from a Planned Parenthood website in Arizona shows the term “prenatal” in bold on the left-hand side just prior to the Live Action exposé. But just a week after the exposure of Planned Parenthood’s false claims, the capture on the right shows how the term disappeared from Planned Parenthood sites. Several examples of this purge were demonstrated by Live Action News here.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Live Action News and is reposted with permission.

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