The Susan G. Komen Foundation (the founders of the pink ribbon campaign against breast cancer) caused a stir recently when they announced that they would no longer accept grant applications from explicitly political pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood. Ostensibly the reason was because Planned Parenthood is currently under congressional investigation, but even beyond that it’s a move that makes sense for the Komen Foundation.
After all, the Komen Foundation is a-political and about as non-controversial as you can get. Everybody wants to cure breast cancer, because everybody loves boobies. Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, is one of the most controversial groups in the nation. The Komen Foundation could only stand to be hurt from their association with the abortion mill operators, and Planned Parenthood wasn’t exactly doing anything to help fight breast cancer anyway.
But after the Komen Foundation made its decision, Planned Parenthood rallied the pro-abortion crowd for a full-on political assault, and today the Komen foundation announced that they were reversing their decision.
Some are saying that this means the Komen Foundation will continue to fund Planned Parenthood (I still can’t figure out why they were funding the group to begin with), but that’s not entirely accurate. The Komen Foundation will continue to consider grant applications from Planned Parenthood.
The group is reserving the right to say no to those applications. And at this point, after the way Planned Parenthood went on the war path, why would they give the group any money?
The Komen Foundation is better off limiting their exposure to Planned Parenthood, and focusing their resources on groups that are actually doing something about breast cancer.