Today the pro-life community applauded Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation following their announcement to halt funding to Planned Parenthood. Never one to miss a fundraising opportunity (Christmas, Mother’s Day…), the abortion giant is already calling on supporters for “emergency” donations. Planned Parenthood’s website states:
“Over the past five years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation funds have enabled Planned Parenthood health centers to provide nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams and referrals for more than 6,400 mammograms. These cancer detection and prevention programs saved the lives of women who often had nowhere else to turn for care.
Now, after facing criticism from anti-choice, anti-women’s health groups, the Komen Foundation has decided to stop supporting women seeking care at Planned Parenthood health centers. We are determined to make sure that these women can continue to get the care they need — and, as always, that means we are counting on you.
Please make your emergency contribution today to help us defend access to care and continue to protect and promote women’s health.”
What did they fail to mention? Well, two things.
First of all, contrary to Planned Parenthood claims, funding was not halted because of pro-life criticism of the Komen Foundation. Funding was halted because of criticism of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation for many abuses, including the cover up of sexual abuse and sex trafficking of minors. A spokeswoman for the Komen Foundation told Fox News that, “the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities.” Nice attempt to shift the spotlight, Planned Parenthood.
Second, in their typical truth amnesia, Planned Parenthood danced around the fact that they don’t even provide women with mammograms. Though current Planned Parenthood tweets would have you believe that the state of women’s health is at risk, a March 2011 Live Action investigation discovered that Planned Parenthood’s claims to provide mammograms were completely false. Abortion is Planned Parenthood’s primary objective.
I applaud Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in their decision to discontinue funding of Planned Parenthood. Though both groups are labeled pro-women and recognized by their bright pink logos, Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood are polar opposites. Komen saves lives, while Planned Parenthood destroys them for profit.