It has been argued for years that the left feels our money really belongs to the government and their challenge is to get as much of it as they can through taxes and other means. This same philosophy was being exercised by the left and the media against the Susan G. Komen foundation when the foundation announced it would no longer financially support Planned Parenthood. In just a few days Komen backtracked under the huge onslaught of pressure and reversed it’s decision. Apparently the left feels they should also have a say in what a totally private organization does with it’s privately collected funds.
My initial thought was that Komen should change it’s famous pink trademark to yellow–for obvious reasons. Probably one of the most successful ground roots charities in the US they have raised over $2 billion. Largely due to Komen’s efforts breast cancer is no longer a death sentence and the survival rate is now over 90 %. I must admit I never knew PP was the recipient of Komen’s funds. Quite frankly PP does not need Komen’s grant money which is about $700,000 of PP’s annual one billion dollar operation. The left’s attack on Komen’s decision had nothing to do with money and everything to do with their sacrosanct, abortion.
Only 4 % of the examinations done at PP involve breast health. They perform no treatment for breast disease–only referrals, education, and literature. They do not perform mammograms. They do perform 300,000 abortions every year, the core of their reason for being.
In the short time since this has come to light I have experienced an inner conflict on this issue. Presently my core beliefs have won out over my charitable nature. Yesterday I sent an email to the local chapter of Komen indicating I would not be a volunteer at the annual 5K Run/Walk for the Cure here in Central Virginia, as I have been for the past 6 years. This was a tough, tough decision. Right now I am quite disappointed in Komen’s Board and it’s caving to basically the church of the left–Planned Parenthood.