I was so happy this afternoon to log onto my Facebook account and see numerous news stories about Susan G. Komen defunding the largest abortion chain in America – Planned Parenthood. I’ve wanted to support Komen for a while now, but have refused to because of their support of abortion. Seeing as abortion contributes toward breast cancer, it never made sense that Komen would support an organization causing what they’re fighting against.
I went to Komen’s Facebook page and wrote a little thank you to them. As I scrolled down the page, I saw so many rude comments from people who said they would no longer support Komen because of this. Wow. I, for one, and rather happy about this happening.
Planned Parenthood, as you can imagine is VERY UPSET about loosing around $700,000. They said that Komen is “bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists” but that really doesn’t have much to do with it. Komen indicates that funds were cut off because of a “newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities.” Planned Parenthood is under investigation right now, thanks to places like Live Action, so Komen has removed funding for that reason.
News stories indicate that Komen may go back to supporting PP depending on the outcome of the investigation. Some pro-lifers have chosen to continue to not support Komen because of that. Well, that’s ridiculous. Right now is the time when we as pro-lifers must STAND UP and SUPPORT Komen in their decision! Let’s show them our support NOW, because guess what? If you support them now, they will think twice before going back to funding abortion. They will know that going back to funding abortion would cause them to loose a valuable asset: our voices, and our support.
Please visit Komen’s Facebook page, and leave them a note saying that you are happy about their decision to stop funding abortion, and that you will now happily support them. Give them a call at 1-877 GO KOMEN, or send them an email through their website.
Raise up your voices, and let Komen know that we support their decision to stop funding abortion, and that we will stand with them as long as they continue to fight for life, not against it. Let’s go Komen!