Thursday, April 19, 2012

Komen contradicts its mission: Still funding Planned Parenthood



After doing an about face on its decision to stop funding to Planned Parenthood affiliates, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has included at least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates in its latest grant awards. The decision to stop funding was based upon the fact that PP doesn’t provide mammograms and because it is under government investigation. In addition, Planned Parenthood funding issues were reportedly consuming almost half of Komen Chairwoman Nancy Brinker’s time. “She decided she just couldn’t do it any longer,” Jill Stanek reported.

Komen buckled in the face of intense bullying from the abortion giant, apologized for its “missteps” in attempting to stop funding Planned Parenthood, and is now busy filling the coffers of the very organization that still doesn’t do mammograms, is still under investigation, and pushes Group 1 carcinogens on girls and women as if they were the candy of the week. Those birth control pills that flow from Planned Parenthood are known to cause an increase in what Komen says it is trying to cure—breast cancer. In addition, the pills are also known to cause increased rates of cervical cancer and liver cancer.

One of the largest Komen grants in this cycle—$100,000—went to Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, New York. All three facilities operated by the Nassau County Planned Parenthood affiliate commit abortions.

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood says its relationship with the freshly flogged Komen is closer than ever, with the CEO of PP in southeastern Virginia saying, “We consider [Komen] sisters in the effort for women’s health.” Make that step-sisters, in a twisted, Cinderella sort of a way.

Komen may be finding, however, that continuing to fund Planned Parenthood is not in its best financial interest after all. The participation at some Komen events has been down. The Southern Arizona Race for the Cure was almost 3,000 short of its goal of 11,000, while donations were some $100,000 less than anticipated. In Indianapolis, participation was down 30 percent, with funding down 18 percent. Many people who had no idea that Komen funds Planned Parenthood became aware during Planned Parenthood’s February bullying blitz—a fact which will no doubt continue to plague the cancer research organization.

Komen’s leadership compromised its better judgment when it appeared that Planned Parenthood would destroy it if it did not. It showed fear in the face of Planned Parenthood’s intimidation. A firm resolve to do what is right would have served it well. Let Komen leadership in your neighborhood know today that it needs to show courage and complete the divorce it intended from Planned Parenthood.