I may be doing my first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this summer; they've cut ties with Planned Parenthood. The breast cancer organization used to provide funding to the abortion provider for mammograms, but has made the decision to discontinue this practice. Planned Parenthood has issued a statement on their website about the issue:
“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,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
In the last few weeks, the Komen Foundation has begun notifying local Planned Parenthood programs that their breast cancer initiatives will not be eligible for new grants (beyond existing agreements or plans).
Remember, Cecile Richards is the woman who thinks seeing a baby before having an abortion is "abhorrent."
Planned Parenthood is trying to blame the Komen decision on political pressure, but really, it's most likely the unethical actions of Planned Parenthood, such as promoting underage sex trafficking, had a bigger impact.
Or maybe Komen cut funding based on the fact that Planned Parenthood actually doesn't provide mammograms.
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.