While OMM agrees that Komen should have never partnered with Planned Parenthood in the first place, it is important that we back them in their current decision. After all, this is a victory for life.
This will be a hard hit for Planned Parenthood because of the loss in hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual grants. PP is already under investigation by Congress for improperly using public monies for abortions and covering up sex trafficking. Even if this investigation is one of the reasons for Komen cutting off PP, let’s still thank Komen for this action. Pro-life Americans should flood them with support so they will have no doubt that they made the right choice.
Please email Susan G. Komen for The Cure and thank them for discontinuing funding to Planned Parenthood.
I am appalled that a group that claims to be pro-woman the way that Komen does would ever pull funding from Planned Parenthood. But I'm honestly not surprised. Planned Parenthood does wonderful things for women, including cancer screening. Komen is a "Non-Profit" but the people at the top still make big bucks! So I would have to think that any group which works to keep women healthy and prevent cancer would in fact be a counter to their income... Komen is known for their profit driven fund raises and tactics.
But, regardless of WHY they chose not to back Planned Parenthood the fact is that the did. Planned Parenthood is a highly popular target because they fund abortions and similar care. The simple fact is though, that less than 2% of the services Planned Parenthood provides for low income women and girls is abortion related. The vast majority of their care is simple contraception, gynecological services and cancer prevention. Susan G. Komen pulling their backing will be a financial blow of massive proportion for Planned Parenthood, and will NOT stop abortions (which are generally paid for by insurance or the women themselves) but will stop them from providing their free and low cost services - aka, preventative and ongoing OB/GYN services for women who can't afford other options.
While One Million Moms did not actually have any part is Susan G. Komen backing out of their PP support agreement, they are moving to back Komen. It's important that Komen understands that their choice is HURTING WOMEN!
I am asking my readers to PLEASE, send the Susan G Komen Foundation an email, letter or phone call and let them know how you feel about their choice to pull funding for Planned Parenthood. You can guarantee that OMM members are contacting them to support them, and they need to know not everyone is quite so eager to toss out healthcare for low income women simply to make the point that they are Anti-Choice...
Contact Susan G Komen at:
Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO
Susan G. Komen for The Cure
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
Primary Phone: 1-877-465-6636
Secondary Phone: 1-877-395-6636