Komen for the Cure Foundation Cuts Funding to Planned Parenthood
Earlier this week, the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation announced they would not continue grants to Planned Parenthood that had been used to provide breast cancer screenings and mammograms to thousands of low-income and uninsured women.
This investigation is politically motivated and bogus. It is unconscionable that Komen would succumb to political pressure from abortion opponents. Their decision will undoubtedly jeopardize the lives and health of low-income women who often have nowhere else to turn for this care.
A single individual’s personal, political beliefs should not get in the way of providing necessary health care to women, which is central to Komen’s mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer for women. Whatever their reason, Komen’s decision to end a relationship that has saved thousands of women’s lives is deeply disturbing.