Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Susan G. Komen Foundation Stops Funding for Planned Parenthood

This was disappointing news:

I wanted to share some extremely discouraging news from a partner and longtime ally for women's health.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced that it will stop supporting lifesaving breast cancer screening for low-income and underserved women at Planned Parenthood health centers.

It's a deeply disappointing decision — made even more alarming because politically motivated groups and individuals determined to undermine women's access to care appear to have successfully intimidated the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to withdraw this critical support.

Over the past five years, Komen funds have enabled Planned Parenthood health centers to provide nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams and referrals for more than 6,400 mammograms. These cancer detection and prevention programs saved the lives of women who often had nowhere else to turn for care.

But when anti-choice groups began criticizing the Komen Foundation for partnering with Planned Parenthood, the foundation ended its support for Planned Parenthood health centers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey as long as we keep our collective uteri available to keep having babies, who cares if women develop breast cancer? There's always formula for those babies!