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.
The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.
Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups.
Thank God none of the women in the photo accompany that story are sluts. Then they’d be out of luck.
When you start turning away from funding actual things that will help cure women of the disease you were founded to wipe out, you look like you are more invested in achieving political power than in saving women’s lives. Komen’s probably done more than just about any organization in terms of raising awareness of breast cancer, but pulling shit like this makes it look like all they’re after is helping companies produce pink merchandise that does zero good for actual real-life women.
Which is par for the course for movement pro-lifers, who want to outlaw abortion instead of ending it. They don’t mind being national Republicans’ political booty call every four years because the cocktail parties 4LYFE are awesome, so much more so than actual work. They’re all pleased as punch that Komen’s joined in the Planned Parenthood pig-fuck.Clownhall is overjoyed.
These wingnut assholes really won’t be happy until a lot more women are dead. From breast cancer, botched abortions, it really doesn’t matter. It boggles me, still, after years of mainlining this stuff, that this is the hill so many organizations have decided to die on. These are the friends they’ve decided to have, forsaking all others and any good they might have done, in service to one facet of a vicious, hateful ideology of fear. What does the world look like, we keep going like this?