The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a US Breast Cancer fund-raising organisation who for the past 15 years have been providing funds to Planned Parenthood to screen and treat poor and uninsured women across the US for breast cancer. As I’m sure you would all agree, raising funds to ensure that all women, regardless of their financial status, receive quality breast cancer care is an extremely worthy cause. However, this week the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced that they would stop giving funds to Planned Parenthood as Planned Parenthood also provides abortions. A service that only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s spending goes towards. Whilst I’m extremely disappointed that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would take away funding for invaluable cancer care from poor women, it is their decision if they feel that they could not possibly support an organisation that also provides abortion.
However, in a move that shows extreme hypocriscy, the Susan G. Komen Foundation also announced this week, that in conjunction with Discount Gun Sales, they are releasing a breast cancer awareness edition handgun.
Because nothing screams pro-life more than sponsoring a product that is designed to kill people. I guess for some, life is only important when it is inside the womb, once it comes out, it’s irrelevant.
Therefore, if you are thinking of donating funds to scan and treat women for breast cancer, then don’t give your hand earned dollars to Susan G. Komen Foundation. Choose another one that doesn’t think that the life of fetuses are worth more than those of poor women but will happily sponsor a handgun.
Edit: News has just come through this afternoon that Susan G. Komen Foundation has overtuned their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood. However, having a breast cancer handgun is still utterly ridiculous for a foundation that has been set up to save lives.