Nancy Brinker, Founder & CEO
Susan G. Komen for the CureSusan 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spread through the ever-expanding pro-life community that the foundation supports Planned Parenthood, many people have withdrawn their support.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.