Thursday, February 2, 2012
Okay, so here's the summary.
A charity named Susan G Komen for the Cure funds breast cancer research. Good stuff, right?
Well, up until a couple of days ago, they annually donated around 700K to Planned Parenthood, to provide mammograms for poor women and those with jobs like mine that offer shitty or non-existent insurance. The logic being of course, that Planned Parenthood has offices in poor communities, and the infrastructure in place to offer this free, lifesaving service to the women who need it.
An assortment of anti-choice scumfucks decides that increased rates of breast cancer and later detection of the same is the very ideal of being pro-life. So they pressure Komen until it pulls its donation.
Now PP, which has always been under financial attack, and lots of fiscal strain already, has an even smaller operating budget and one of its major donors is gone.
Full stories here and here:
Seriously, don't be mad at these Komen people- they're trying to do good and getting slammed for it by the American Taliban. But if you've got a few extra bucks, drop a donation to Planned Parenthood.
Fuckin' hell. I write about this kind of shit, I know it happens, and everytime I see something like this, it's like a kick to the balls. Each and every damn time.