Moveon.org launched a campaign Wednesday against the “the world’s largest breast cancer organization” Susan G. Komen for the Cure.The Komen organization getting a real lesson in how to go from a beloved institution that gets its own month every year to a bigoted, hateful right-wing reactionary Nazi-wannabe collection of bitter clingers. Welcome to the club!
“Susan G. Komen for the Cure just cut all its funding to Planned Parenthood for breast health screenings, bowing to anti-choice pressure and making breast health care suddenly inaccessible to many women,” the liberal group wrote in an email to supporters.
Komen announced Tuesday night that they will no longer be awarding the abortion provider Planned Parenthood with grants due to a new policy prohibiting Komen from giving to institutions under investigation by government bodies.
Planned Parenthood is currently facing a congressional investigation into whether taxpayer funds went toward abortions.
It's clear from the TV news reports I've seen that the orders from Planned Parenthood headquarters is to portray their organization as a victim of a terrible crime and one that cannot survive without this funding (or "emergency" donations from idiots who support them). The Los Angeles spokeswoman said this decision would have a "devastating effect on women's health", and then later in the report we were told the LA chapter gets no funding from Komen. Nice scam you got there, kid.
Here's my question: Will there be a giant pink ribbon on the White House this October? That's been the pattern in the past during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the pink ribbon is a symbol for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, and all those pink-labeled foods you see in the stores that time of the year make donations to that organization. You can bet the White House will be under pressure from Planned Parenthood to ignore Breast Cancer Awareness Month...which by the way is fine with me.
I've often said how I oppose giving so much attention to one politically correct disease while other equally devastating illnesses are ignored. Maybe this whole kerfuffle will finally restore some balance in the world.