Note in the title of this post; “for now”? Nowhere has Komen for the Cure promised or even threatened (depending on where you come down on the life issue) to permanently discontinue funding to Planned Parenthood.
The right side of the aisle assumes the best; Komen has seen the light and cut funding to the baby killers at Planned Parenthood.
The left side of the isle assumes the worst; that someone at Komen “got religion” suddenly and now because Komen discontinued grants to Planned Parenthood, women will be dying in the streets.
Both are quite probably wrong, and I’ll tell you why. But first, some background, via Alexa;
Yesterday people who want the best for women and their health rejoiced at the announcement thatSusan G. Komen for the Cure was ending it’s relationship with Planned Parenthood.
Now, aside from Planned Parenthood being a Big Abortion business that aborts a baby every 96 seconds – fine, I get that some people are ok with this destruction of innocent human life – that’s not even Komen’s reason for cutting ties. PP is under under Congressional investigation for a multitude of crimes – which should concern ALL sides of the political spectrum.
How serious are these charges? U.S. News and World Report’s Washington Whispers reports:
DALLAS, TX — February 1, 2012 — We are dismayed and extremely disappointed that actions we have taken to strengthen our granting process have been widely mischaracterized. It is necessary to set the record straight.
Starting in 2010, Komen began an initiative to help us do a better job of measuring the impact of community grants. This is important because we invest significant dollars in our local community programs–$93 million in 2011, which provided for 700,000 breast health screenings and diagnostic procedures.
Following this review, we made the decision to implement stronger performance criteria for our grantees to minimize duplication and free up dollars for direct services to help vulnerable women. To support this new granting strategy, Komen has also implemented more stringent eligibility standards to safeguard donor dollars. Consequently, some organizations are no longer eligible to receive Komen grants.
Some might argue that our standards are too exacting, but over the past three decades people have given us more than just their money. They have given us their trust and we take that responsibility very seriously.
We regret that these new policies have impacted some longstanding grantees, such as Planned Parenthood, but want to be absolutely clear that our grant-making decisions are not about politics. Throughout our 30 year history, our priority has always been and will continue to be the women we serve. As we move forward, we are working to ensure that there is no interruption or gaps in services for the women who need our support most in the fight against breast cancer.
Note above in the bold that the standards and criteria were changed. Meet the standard, and Planned Parenthood will no doubt be granted funds. The sides will again be reversed and the right will stop donating, while the left can stop their vile attacks.
As for myself, I donated. Today. And no, I never have before today, and you can thank Alexa and the vicious left who, with sacs bulging with venom, began mindlessly biting at anything colored pink.
If you agree with the decision Komen made to cut funding, vote here with your wallets. Supposedly donations to Planned Parenthood have surged recently, a surge to Komen would be in order as a response.
- Furor Erupts Over Susan G. Komen Halt Of Grants To Planned Parenthood – NPR (blog) (npr.org)
- Susan G Komen Stops Funding Planned Parenthood… (wadingnewsblotter.wordpress.com)
- House Dem abandons Susan G. Komen after Planned Parenthood decision (thehill.com)
- Huzzah! Komen: No More Money for Planned Parenthood (unifiedpatriots.com)
- Susan G. Komen Listened. Have You Responded? (redstate.com)