If one donates to a group that works to eradicate cancer, how can they find the funds to donate to another group?
No, politics should not influence healthcare. And we know how much Americans on the far right loathe abortion. Komen gets $93 million in grants, and last year gave $700,000 to Planned Parenthood. Rumours are they didn't want to risk ticking off donors by giving money to a group that does abortions.
The deluge of criticism Komen faced on Twitter, Facebookand Tumblr
Now, they seem to have reversed the decision. And Ford Motor Co. makes a statement, too!
Ford Ford Motor Company
We understand the emotions raised by the
#Komen decision. Our desire is to focus on defeating breast cancer rather than on politics.
cnnbrk CNN Breaking News
All seven California Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation affiliates have come out in opposition to the group’s new, national policies that bar them from funding Planned Parenthood.
By JENNIFER PRESTON and GARDINER HARRIS
Published: February 2, 2012
The nation’s leading breast cancer advocacy organization confronted the growing furor Thursday over its decision to largely end its decades-long partnership with Planned Parenthood, with rising dissension in its own ranks and a roiling anger on the Internet showing the power of social media to harness protest.
A growing number of religious organizations had become concerned that donations to Komen would benefit Planned Parenthood and had advised members not to give to Komen. Rather than risk offending some donors with a relatively small portfolio of grants, Komen decided to largely cut off Planned Parenthood, Mr. Raffaelli said.