“We are alarmed and saddened that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation appears to have succumbed to political pressure. Our greatest desire is for Komen to reconsider this policy and recommit to the partnership on which so many women count.” -Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
If you haven't heard the latest in politico mumbo jumbo, instead of helping women receive affordable early detection screenings, Susan G. Komen has pulled all funding from Planned Parenthood. Because getting a mammogram from Planned Parenthood totally makes you a baby killer, too.
So, I'm pretty bummed about this for many reasons - one (much, much, less important reason) being my pink and black Susan G. Komen Visa card must immediately be shredded.
There is an upside in this. Reportedly, donors have contributed a whopping $650,000 to Planned Parenthood in one day, nearly making up for the funding Komen provided. The organization has also set up a separate Breast Health Emergency Fund, to which you can donate here.
Also, this site now exists.
Share the shit out of that link, and stand with Planned Parenthood. I do.