Kudos to Susan G. Komen for Defunding Planned Parenthood

Nancy Brinker, Founder & CEO Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy Brinker, Founder & CEO
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has cut its funding to Planned Parenthood due to new guidelines that restrict the foundation from contributing money to organizations under congressional investigation. Guidelines that were most likely put in place with the specific intent of defunding America’s number one abortion mill.

Sue Dunlap, the chief executive of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, admits, "We had the sense this was coming and that they were under pressure ... I find this really disappointing. I think when women's health is more of a political conversation than a conversation about healthcare and taking care of people, then we've gone too far."

This has nothing to do with either health care or politics and everything to do with the free market. Komen is a private charity that relies on donations to keep up their fight against breast cancer. As news has spread through the ever-expanding pro-life community that the foundation supports Planned Parenthood, many people have withdrawn their support.

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Sure, they say the money goes for breast health exams, but money is liquid. Once it goes into the bank, it’s grouped with all the money that’s in there, and then it’s paid out for expenses. It’s like having a dual-income household with a joint checking account. The mortgage isn’t paid with one income and groceries with the other; they’re both paid out of the same checking account.

Besides, Planned Parenthood doesn’t even offer mammograms, which are the surest way to detect early signs of cancer. How much money do they need to be able to tell a patient, “Yup, that feels like a lump -- here’s the number for a place that can actually help you”? 

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood pushes abortions, lies about fetal development, and gives advice to pimps on how to set up brothels full of underage sex slaves. Think abortion accounts for only 3 percent of their services provided? Think again.

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Understandably, some people decided to stop writing checks to Susan G. Komen in protest of their support of Planned Parenthood. Therefore the Komen people made the decision to stop funding them. If it backfires and they lose more support from this decision, they can always go back to the way things were.

Now where’s my checkbook? I have a donation I’d like to make to support breast cancer research for a cure, and to say thanks to Susan G. Komen for just saying no to Planned Parenthood. 

Click here to donate online.

 

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GirlN... GirlNamedBillie

Why are people hell-bent on taking away medical resources from people who cannot afford them otherwise! Yeah, let's take away planned parenthood! So many people won't be left with abortion options it doesn't matter that they offer other services! Screw people who cannot afford insurance, they don't matter anyways! Right? Isn't that what it's about.


I consider myself pro-life based on the fact that I would never get an abortion, IT DOES NOT mean that other people have my same beliefs, it does not mean that everyone else has the income that I have to support my family, it does not mean that everyone has the same living situation as I do. Things happen, we are human. I can't believe how much HATRED and INHUMANITY we as a people have.

paren... parentalrights1

I see the anti choicers have nothing to say about the lies that are always put forth by their oh so noble side.


 

paren... parentalrights1

But we can't expect any intelligence from people who don't think past "Oh no not the babies!"

Ari. Ari.

This writer is IGNORANT.



I hope you don't have the words journalist, educated, or unbiased on your resume, because you are a joke.



People need PP, how nice for you that you haven't, not everyone is so entitled and elitist. Get a clue.



You're just dredging up more drama for the flame wars because either you feed off the drama or you get something in return for the amount of hits or replys to your post.



Hell, how do I get a job on TheStir... I have 20 minutes a day to write some opinionated, unresearched, vile trash while sitting on my ass.



Because of this article, I am right now writing a big fat check in support of PP.

nonmember avatar Lebeth

It is painfully obvious that you have no idea what you're talking about. What garbage. This site just lost a reader.

t0vanal t0vanal

Wow, I would expect this article from you but still, did you have to make up all of your "facts"!?  Then entire article is lies, but what really got me is:


"Sure, they say the money goes for breast health exams, but money is liquid. Once it goes into the bank, it’s grouped with all the money that’s in there, and then it’s paid out for expenses. It’s like having a dual-income household with a joint checking account. The mortgage isn’t paid with one income and groceries with the other; they’re both paid out of the same checking account."


So NOT true, I have worked at non-profits and once someone stipulates what you can or can NOT do with money they donate to you- then  you HAVE to follow their wishes.  It doens't go into some "joint checking" account where it is all spent on whatever the non profit wishes.  YOU JUST MADE THAT UP!  Unbelivable! Or in your case Jenni, believable but still sickening. 


And shame, shame, shame on you CafeMom for allowing this to print.  

nonmember avatar SomebodysMother

"Money is liquid"? Do you even know the first thing about how nonprofits operate? Because I do, as it's my professional background. There's a little something known as "appropriations." Nonprofits' feet are held to the fire far more strictly than are for-profits' because their funding comes exclusively from grants and donations and every dollar must go exactly where it's been designated to go. (Remember the Red Cross scandal re: Hurricane Katrina donations? Yeah, that.) They are under constant scrutiny in order to maintain their 501c3 status so trust me (because I'm obviously a lot smarter than you about this sort of thing), if SGK was giving them money for breast exams, that's where it was going.



Politics belong in women's health care as much as uneducated "writers" (and I'm being generous by giving you that moniker) belong on high-traffic websites where their poisonous, biased dribel is free to be consumed en masse.

bills... billsfan1104

Parental, I have two reasons I don't support SGK, and its not about abortions. I don't like PP because they treated me like shit. And two, The CEO of SGK is a bitch. But its lie to say that PP performs mammograms. They refer them out. Why do they deserve money for that? SGK is about early detection and research for a cure. Its not about gynocological exams

jagam... jagamama0710

Planned Parenthood by the way, has received $400,000 in donations from 6,000 donors since Komen's announcement. 


For me, it's not about PP not having the money to keep things going as much as it is Komen caved to anti-choice groups and political pressure. Yeah, they totally care about women's health. They have the right to pull their funding and we have the right to get in an uproar about it.  


 

nonmember avatar Mme. Garlic

Planned parenthood "pushes abortions?" The young woman you quote in support of this claim deserves our respect and concern, but she is one person out of millions. This one story does not provide proof of your claim. I don't think I will bother to read your articles any more.

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