Why the hell should liberals care that Susan G Komen cut off funding to Planned Parenthood…

… I find the endless reactionary shrieks from liberals condemning Susan G Komen’s decision strangely ironic. Why the hell should they care whether Planned Parenthood loses funding from the Komen Foundation?

Aw. Poor Planned Parenthood. Let me properly express my concern.

The two organizations made strange bedfellows.

Plainly, Planned Parenthood does not offer mammograms at their clinics. They only offer referrals. Induced abortions and artificial birth control increases a women’s estrogen levels which in turn increase the risk of breast cancer. In 2005 the World Health Organization declared ABC to be a carcinogen. When you examine the relationships between the “services” offered by Planned Parenthood and the side effects of those services – an increased risk of breast cancer – you have to wonder why one funded the other to begin with. It was highly suspect and the reason I never ever supported Susan G Komen in the past.

Then there’s the matter of the ongoing congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood’s nefarious activities; failure to report child sex crimes, statutory rapes and sexual abuse, botched abortions by incompetent “physicians” who refuse to comply with federal guidelines regarding abortions, and the constant mishandling of federal funds – aka our tax dollars.

In light of these facts, it makes sense that Susan G Komen stopped their funding. It was simply a sound financial decision. You don’t give money to the guy with a gambling addiction and hearty appetite for crack cocaine trusting he’ll invest it wisely. Just like you don’t give money to an organization already in hot water over funding fraud. Unless of course you have money to throw away.

The fact is Susan G Komen is a private institution and can do with their funds as they see fit. Susan G Komen is a foundation aimed at fighting breast cancer – not making sure women can get free birth control pills and have abortions on demand. They want to use their funds to research cures for breast cancer, which Planned Parenthood does not do. They want to help women receive preventive screenings and mammograms, again, not something PP specializes in. It does not help women to continue to waste funds on PP. Planned Parenthood does not fit with the agenda of the Susan G Komen Foundation. Period. So they responded by making better fiscal decisions.

All this irrational screaming and wild speculating that the Komen Foundation suddenly hates women and doesn’t care if they die in the streets is unfathomably absurd. Planned Parenthood clinics are not the end all in affordable health care. Last time I checked free clinics and county health departments were still in business – and they actually DO breast exams and mammograms. SGK is not a front for Planned Parenthood, they do still give money to other organizations – ones that make legitimate gains in cancer research. So I fail to see what all the unjustly directed pseudo righteous indignation is about.

Planned Parenthood isn’t going to file bankruptcy over this [too bad though]. They still have plenty of wealthy and influential backers.

My only concern is that the media will exploit this for their own liberally biased agenda and try to embarrass SGK into reversing their decision. This is a victory, indeed, but we need to remain watchful over the next few days and weeks. I foresee PP using this to their advantage and playing the poor underdog to garner support and sympathy from the public and celebrities. Wherever celebrities go, politicians are usually not far behind following the scent of money.

With that, I rally you one more time, dear readers, to write to the Susan G Komen Foundation and tell them thank you. Let them know you stand behind their decision and offer your support.

Do it now – news@komen.org

Related Links: Go Tell the Komen Foundation Thanks!

Oh, and save your rants that Planned Parenthood actually helps women, saves lives, and loves kittens or some other such nonsense for some place else.

About Katrina Fernandez

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  • http://www.blessedisthekingdom.com Fr. Christian Mathis

    Very well spoken.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allamericankate Helen Dennis

    “The fact is Susan G Komen is a private institution and can do with their funds as they see fit. Susan G Komen is a foundation aimed at fighting breast cancer – not making sure women can get free birth control pills and have abortions on demand. ” and ”
    Planned Parenthood clinics are not the end all in affordable health care.” are such true statements, thank you ! 

  • Chris

    SGK really can’t turn back at this point.  Why?  Because I imagine a SIZABLE percentage of the public didn’t know they were providing backdoor funding to PP.   

    Now they do.  

    And if SGK backtracks, they instantly find themselves in the middle of the abortion imbroglio, writ large.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1557361413 Laura Lowder

    Even with this massively improved state of things at Komen – the organization also announced, later today, that they are discontinuing donations to fund embryonic stem cell research – they’re going to have to do a WHOLE LOT more improving before they get any money from me. They aren’t the best stewards of our gifts – most goes to “public education” but all their “education” has their own stamp/pink ribbon/name on it. That means that the lion’s share of Komen monies go to administrative costs (including legal fees for litigation – they’re rather lawsuit happy) and self-promotion.

    Still, I think I’ll make nice and go thank them for this move. Good sportsmanship and all that, don’t you know.

  • guest

    Matthew 6:24.  How can SGK support the hypocracy that they’re now perpetuating?

  • Ironiccatholic

    (Applause, applause.)

  • Catholic Bibliophagist

    Well said!

  • kenneth

    For what (very) little it’s worth, I don’t care that they cut the funding, and I’m one of the folks usually branded  a liberal in these parts. Then again, in the self-selecting world of online Catholic forums, JP II is considered a borderline liberal hippie by some…

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      Or “that Koran kisser” as overheard on a train in Rome one morning.  

  • Rfrendz

    My wife and I did 5 bebfits for SGK. All the proceeds went to them- every penny. In all those times they only offered to assist once. Oh, they were quick to send a person to watch the ticket moneys as people came through the door, but didn’t bother to help promote the events. They could have  mentioned it in their newsletters on line . That would have helped spread the word. We decided to stop doing the events for them. If they aren’t going to satep up to the plate and try to help.  All the restaurants and local businesses were extremely generous and helpful in supplying food and space and door prizes. To them goes the thanks. 

  • Rfrendz

    Oh, by the way , my wife and I are Conservative. We just felt that SKG wasn’t interested in helping themselves, so if we do another event, the money will go to another Cancer charity or battered women’s shelter.

  • Rfrendz

    Nice new page layout, Kat.

  • Subvet

    “My only concern is that the media will exploit this for their own liberally biased agenda and try to embarrass SGK into reversing their decision.”

    Here in the Dallas area the fishwrap of record is already predicting a “modification” of SGK’s stance. Unfortunately I believe they’re correct, the cries for reason and nuance will override any voices for the unborn. Business as bloody usual. 

  • http://twitter.com/bcsny47 Brian Sullivan

    There have been some claims that giving to PP is up, unfortunately, in response to SGK’s decision.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      Cecile Richards intentionally “leaked” the story to the Associated Press to fuel her fund drive. She is creating venom so she’ll get pity contributions. I was afraid of this. PP was finally losing ground and they just needed an enemy to unite their supporters into action. This was it. This is a very calculated and purposeful move by PP. 

      PP is an organization of pure concentrated evil. 

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  • http://profiles.google.com/christinehebert65 Christine Hebert

    Really cute kitten!
     


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