Friday, February 3, 2012

Susan G. Komen Has Caved to Planned Parenthood's Bullying

I was going to do Quick Takes, and then I saw the news that Susan G. Komen has caved to Planned Parenthood's bullying. I had just signed the "I stand with Susan G. Komen" petition, too. At least I hadn't yet sent in a donation (had intended to do that tonight).

Instead, I'll send that donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and continue my boycott of Susan G. Komen and pink products.

It's a shame. I very much admired SGK's assertion that they wanted to give money to clinics that actually did mammograms as opposed to only performing manual breast exams and mammogram referrals. I also thought it was nice that they were no longer funding an organization whose products -- abortion and hormonal contraception -- increase one's risk of breast cancer. But in this case it seems as though politics won out over common sense.

Edit - Also, I'm following Kara's lead and abstaining from Facebook today, in prayer for our bishops and for those deceived and intimidated by the abortion lobby. Jesus, for the sake of Your sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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  1. Oh my goodness. Lord have mercy. Bullies indeed.

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  2. I hope their organization goes down in flames.

    Horrible, evil bullies.

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  3. I'm so glad I didn't send them money. I was going to send $5, which is a lot to us right now, but my soul didn't feel at peace with pushing that button.

    SHAME on them all.

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  4. I'm so disgusted, and I've been bombarding facebook with stats and such. Most of my "friends" are happy Komen has caved, so I can't stay silent! :(

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  5. My disappointment in them is beyond words.

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  6. Jen, that's not true and that clarification from the White House doesn't say anything different.

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  7. Pure evil. I had just given $5 too! ARGH!! Love the facebook fast idea. I might try that! ...might

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