Komen Foundation Will Stop Funding Planned Parenthood

For years, pro-lifers have spoken about the link between breast cancer and abortion while questioning the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s monetary grants to Planned Parenthood.  And for years, the Komen Foundation has continued to supply funds to the abortion giant.No Planned Parenthood

Today, things have changed.  This breaking news truly is a game changer.  The Associated Press reports,

The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates – creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

It’s about time a large pro-woman organization stood up to Planned Parenthood.  Komen granted $680,000 to Planned Parenthood last year and $580,000 the year before.  Though this is a large sum of money, it’s not a large percentage of Planned Parenthood’s overall income.   The biggest win for the pro-life movement here comes because Komen—a nationally recognized and well-loved organization—has disassociated themselves with Planned Parenthood.

Many women will be asking why Komen has taken this step.  Many women will likely be more open to the pro-life message.  They will begin to understand the corruption that is at the heart of Planned Parenthood.  Komen itself says that they were motivated to strip funds because of Congress’ pending investigation into Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood believes that Komen’s action is a result of pro-life pressure on the Foundation.  Komen denies this charge.  As this news comes at the beginning of 2012, this year promises to be just as—if not more—game-changing for the abortion debate as 2011 when  a record number of pro-life bills were passed by lawmakers.

Cecile Richards told the AP she was informed of Komen’s decision via a phone call last month.  She said, “”It was incredibly surprising….It wasn’t even a conversation – it was an announcement.”  Another Planned Parenthood CEO claims that they are “reeling” from the news.

Unfortunately, a Komen spokesperson claims that they want to “maintain a positive relationship” with Planned Parenthood, despite their stripping of funds.  Nonetheless, this is great news for the pro-life movement and is a promise of things to come.

LifeNews.com recommends you take action and contact Komen for the Cure to thank it for stopping grants to Planned Parenthood at http://ww5.komen.org/Contact.aspx.

  • human

    corruption is at the heart of this author. pro-life is a mask for the hatred of self projected onto others. 

    • Esmeralda

      Isn’t child abuse the hatred? How is trying to save a child’s life hateful?Pro life saves children from abortion. Abortion is child abuse, and should not be tolerated. You should speak up for the children being abused by abortion, instead of speaking up against them.

      • notimportant

        Yes, the devaluation of another human being is offensive and abusive when acted upon in violence. Women are also the victims of the abortion culture, when they are given no other alternatives. They are painted into a corner by a society that punishes them should they choose to have their baby. True pro-lifers value both the mother/her life, as well as her baby and the life waiting to be lived.

  • http://twitter.com/ICYou1 ICYou

    God bless you for taking this step!  Praying for God’s protection over you all.

  • Wdeonan

    Thank you for taking this brave step that will save more and more lives..May God bless this effort.

  • Howellnc

    I am very; happy and encouraged by your move to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. I would have never thought about donating to a company that supported abortions.  Now I know that you do put “life” first! Congratulations for doing the right thing!

  • Donna Stanworth

    So glad to hear that you that you will no longer be funding Planned parenthood! To God Be The Glory.

  • KSE

    Thank you for taking the steps to stop funding planned parenthood!!! To God be the Glory! 

  • Happy

    Thankyou for stopping funding to planned parenthood!

  • Cme907

    Thank you for defunding Planned Parenthood.

  • Rose Austin

    Thank You! for not supporting Planned Parenthood. We need to respect ALL life! Rose A., Medina, OH

  • Olmahug

    “Thank you for defunding Planned Parenthood!”

  • Dotte

    Thank you for defunding planned parenthoood

  • Sally in Illinois

    Thank you so much for defunding planned parenthood.  I was extremely happy to hear this wonderful news!  So many prayers have been answered.  God bless all of you!

  • robert

    thanks for defunding planned parenthood

  • anita

    thanks for defunding planned parenthood