published Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Komen's wise, but sadly reversed, Planned Parenthood decision

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, a charity that fights breast cancer, recently decided to cut off funding to America's biggest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

That was a commendable course of action. The foundation promotes life. Its funds shouldn't go to an organization that ends the lives of the unborn.

But under tremendous pressure from pro-abortion activists and lawmakers, Komen has unfortunately reversed its decision.

The activists and lawmakers were swift -- and badly misguided -- in their condemnation of the foundation for dropping funding to Planned Parenthood.

Some Democrat senators in Congress wrote an angry letter calling the decision a "politically motivated attack."

Getting far less attention in the news media was the fact that thousands upon thousands of people had voiced support for Komen's decision to halt Planned Parenthood's funding.

And the founder and CEO of Komen, Nancy Brinker, said that donations to the foundation rose 100 percent in the two days after Komen's funding cutoff to Planned Parenthood was reported.

Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of the pro-life group Americans United for Life, said ending Planned Parenthood's funding was a "courageous decision" -- which obviously proved true, given the furious liberal backlash against that decision.

"The work of the Komen Foundation has lifesaving potential and should not be intertwined with an industry dealing with death," Yoest said in a statement.

Sadly, that support did not prove enough.

Komen ultimately reversed its decision and will allow Planned Parenthood to remain eligible for future grants.

That may be a win for Planned Parenthood, but it is a defeat for innocent, unborn life.

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No, it's a win for life, for women who actually need healthcare and treatment, and unlike foolish minds like you, we realize that abortion is not the primary business of Planned Parenthood, but only one small piece of it.

Maybe you would sacrifice 10,000 women to not prevent a single abortion(since abortions will still happen!), but I won't.

But thanks for showing that the Komen Foundation's initial explanation was false. That you were behind it because you wanted to shut Planned Parenthood down.

It didn't work.

February 4, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
librul said...

Easiest $3 million Planned Parenthood ever made! Keep it up, zealots.

February 4, 2012 at 3:39 p.m.
Rtazmann said...


February 6, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.
rolando said...

Moral: If your organization/business contributes to an immoral or amoral organization, be prepared to pay them forever, whether you want to or not...and regardless of the immoral/amoral organization's misuse of your funds.

Give them nothing of substance. If you do and try to stop, lawsuits and governmental threats will follow. Gay-ron-teeed.

And Komen never said she ended the funding over abortions; it was because PP does not perform financed third-parties to do them...but kept a portion of the Komen funds anyway.

Komen simply decided to finance mammogram providers directly, thereby increasing the number of tests given -- and the number of lives saved. That is, after all, what Komen does...test to save lives.

PP tests to ends them. And the Anti-Life addicts/zealots use the Saul Alinsky method of misdirection and misquoting to quell all objections...

February 6, 2012 at 8:37 p.m.
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