01 February 2012

Susan G. Komen bows to the right wing - and endangers women's health

Shame on the Susan G. Komen foundation! While the group has done some good work in the past in raising awareness (and money) for breast cancer research, we now see how little they really care about women's health.

The foundation has apparently succumbed to pressure from the anti-choice right, and has cut all its funding to Planned Parenthood for breast health screenings.

Note that this service by Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with abortion. It's about women's breast health. And without the low-cost screenings available through Planned Parenthood, low-income women might not be able to afford the routine medical care that can detect breast cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable.

In defunding Planned Parenthood, the Komen foundation seems to be rejecting its own mission of saving women's lives. So who is really pro-life here?

The next time you see those pink marketing campaigns and are tempted to donate to the Komen foundation, please think twice and direct your charity dollars instead to an organization that really does work to save women's lives: Planned Parenthood

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