The bulk of Planned Parenthoods Services (38%) are for screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexually Transmitted. Diseases. 33.5% is for Contraceptive use to prevent unwanted pregnancies thus ensuring there will be FEWER women seeking abortions. Cancer Screening & Prevention was 14.5%, Pregnancy Test & Prenatal Services 10.4% while abortions made up a measly 3% of their services. George and Snead's statement that "Planned Parenthood does little in the way of screening for breast cancer. But the organization is very much in the business of selling abortions—" can only leave one scratching ones head in disbelief at the stupidity it would take to arrive at such a conclusion, I mean these loons believe that Cancer Screening & Prevention which is 14.5% is doing little, but then turns around and implies that 3% abortions is some how MORE. Guess these guys FAILED MATH.
Then they imply that Planned Parenthood was somehow in the wrong when they publicly announced that Komen was pulling their funding. Less be clear here a loss of funding means a loss of services to the women and men they serve. They had an obligation to let the public know that some of their service might be severely curtailed by this funding loss. George and Snead further state that those of us who support Planned Parenthood were somehow WRONG to let Komen know we would no longer be donating to them and why a tactic the WINGNUTS have been using for years. Less be clear here donating to anyone is a choice. I have every right to only donate to organizations that appeal to my beliefs (just like the WINGNUTS do). When Komen caved to the Religious Rights demands that they take their side in the "cultural wars" and end funding to Planned Parenthood I had every right to decide that Komen was no longer worthy of my donations.
George and Snead then pull the "Victim Card" implying that those suffering from breast cancer will be the ones "hurt" by lack of support for Komen. This is utter nonsense there are other more worthy charities that one can donate to that fight breast cancer. To name a few:
- Breast Cancer Action
- Breast Cancer Fund
- Planned Parenthood (for those who wish you can specify that the donation only be used for Mammograms and manual breast exams)
- Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
George and Snead apparently missed the memo that Penn State (which also receives grants from Komen) is currently the subject of a federal government investigation (allegations of sexual abuse at Penn State.), and that like the Planned Parenthood grant, the Penn State grant appears to violate a new internal rule at Komen that bans grants to organizations that are under investigation by federal, state, or local governments (the Komen rule has since been changed). But that only the Planned Parenthood grant was cancelled. Read more at ~ Mother Jones.
For further reading
Why Fiscal Conservatives Should Embrace Planned Parenthood