The Susan G. Komen Foundation used to stand for something good, but their techniques of late -- and especially their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood -- have made many of us question any of their motives at all. And even though they announced today that they will continue funding Planned Parenthood, the damage is done.
Yes, Komen has caved under the enormous pressure from most of America, but no matter what founder Nancy Brinker CLAIMS, the original decision was made for political reasons and has tarnished them forever. Because of the decision, all of the hypocritical decisions they have made have come to light. And it's mind blowing.
The Foundation partnered with the manufacturer of a hand gun. Yes, you read that right. There is a Susan G. Komen HAND GUN, people. And they are worried about women making decisions for their own bodies (abortion makes up only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood services, by the way). If this is the way this organization runs, then we all need to seriously look at whether they truly are best for women and fighting breast cancer.
As a daughter of a woman who lost her battle with breast cancer, I have always been a little wary of the organization myself. There was nothing "pretty" or "pinky feminine" about my experience with the disease that permanently altered my life.
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But even more, women in domestic abuse relationships die from hand guns every year. In fact, gunshot wounds are the third leading cause of injury death for men and women. That is caring about women's health?
But handguns don't bother these raging hypocrites. Abortions do. They will try to couch it in bipartisan terms and assure us that it isn't a political decision, but anyone who believes them might be willing to also buy a bridge in Arizona.
When Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO, is a noted Republican and Karen Handel, another top official, once ran for governor on an anti-choice platform, it's pretty clear they are lying hypocrites. But the idea that an organization who is affiliated with Penn State amidst their scandal, buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and HAND GUNS would get self-righteous about Planned Parenthood is sickening.
They may have reversed their decision, but the damage is done with me. My money will go elsewhere, either directly to Planned Parenthood or to another Breast Cancer organization. The Komen Foundation is finished and I only wonder what Susan would think about how far her sister has fallen short of her promise.
Do you forgive the Komen Foundation in light of the decision to continue funding?
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