Yesterday's news about the Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation's withdrawal of support from Planned Parenthood really angered me. Komen says it's all about raising awareness, providing breast health services to underserved women, advocacy and research.
So tell me, how does removing support for Planned Parenthood help give low-income and needy women access to breast health services from a familiar provider?
Although I find it hard to believe that there are Americans who are unaware of the risk of breast cancer, removing funding to Planned Parenthood could mean that some women who might not be aware won't learn about their risk. How does that further Komen's mission?
To me, it's clear that Komen was led to make a political decision about its grant making. This decision can only hurt women, not help women.
Donors all over the country are saying they will no longer participate in Komen fundraising activities. They will withdraw their financial support.
I say, "You go girls!" Kudos for withdrawing your support from Komen, the charity that stopped funding its own mission.