Update 2/2/2012: The Susan G. Komen Foundation has just de-funded Planned Parenthood!
The Susan G. Komen foundation solicits donations for breast cancer research and then makes grants to various organizations. You’ve probably seen the “Komen for the Cure” phrase and pink ribbon.
But they also contribute hundreds of thousands a year to Planned Parenthood, over $700,000 in 2009.
Komen says “we are assured that Planned Parenthood uses these funds only for breast health education, screening and treatment programs”. And Komen staunchly denies any link between abortion and breast cancer. But why must they support an organization that kills the babies? Why is it such a priority to them?
The Komen foundation has lots of corporate sponsors too. In her Million Dollar Council are Lowe’s, Dell, Re/Max, KitchenAid, and Hallmark Gold Crown. And in her Million Dollar Council Elite (companies committed to donating $1 million per year) are Walgreens, General Mills, Yoplait, and Ford.
I just wrote Komen this note:
Dear Komen for the Cure,
Please stop giving money to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood kills the little babies in their mothers’ wombs, and we should not be supporting them in any way until they stop. Komen has a life-giving mission and should have no part with organizations like Planned Parenthood that kill innocents.
Brothers and sisters, our money goes to support abortion. Lord help us.