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Undercover investigation of Appleton Planned Parenthood reveals medical lies and manipulative counseling

Thursday, December 10, 2009

For Immediate Release
December 10, 2009

Contact: Peggy Hamill, State Director, (262) 796-1111, cell (414) 416-0489
Virginia Zignego, Communications Director, 262-796-1111, cell (262) 370-3993

Undercover investigation of Appleton Planned Parenthood reveals medical lies and manipulative counseling

Yesterday, Live Action Films revealed an undercover video taken at the Appleton, Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood. In this video, both the counselor and the abortionist can be seen and heard telling lies - among them, that babies don't have heartbeats until 17 weeks, a baby is not a baby until birth and an abortion is safer than childbirth.

"Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is the state's number one abortion provider, both surgical and chemical. Planned Parenthood has proven they do not know, or they care to ignore, basic facts about human development," said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. "Our affiliates have prayed and sidewalk counseled at this location for years, and we have seen firsthand the damage caused by this abortion facility."

To view the undercover video, go to Live Action's Web site,

An open records request, done by Pro-Life Wisconsin earlier this year, revealed that in 2008, five Wisconsin counties wrote checks to Planned Parenthood. Among those counties is Outagamie County, where the Appleton Planned Parenthood is located. Outagamie County paid Planned Parenthood a total of $10,872.59 in 2008.

In addition to these county funds, the Appleton Planned Parenthood received $429,462.88 in 2007 under Wisconsin's Family Planning Waiver Program. Through this federal/state program, minors as young as 15 receive free birth control, without their parents' knowledge or consent.