Planned Parenthood Continues Blackmail Scheme Against Susan G. Komen

Posted by on Feb 02, 2012 at 9:42 am

The bottom line from the Planned Parenthood ghouls, and the message they are sending to women, is they will quit providing services to screen for breast cancer in order to continue funding their abortion business if the Susan G. Komen organization does not continue paying them.

There really isn’t any other way to read their recent actions and those of their most ardent supporters, including many Democrat members of Congress, but what is the stated mission of Planned Parenthood?

A quick visit to their website shows quick links to topics such as Abortion, Birth Control, Morning After Pill and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The only mention in regards to breast cancer is their front page screed about Komen pulling their funding. So I decided to do a deep dive. Surely there is something there since they are screaming so loudly about how many mammograms they do. Under the general health tab I found this.

General health care services vary by location. They may include

  • anemia testing
  • cholesterol screening
  • diabetes screening
  • physical exams, including for employment and sports
  • flu vaccines
  • help with quitting smoking
  • high blood pressure screening
  • tetanus vaccines
  • thyroid screening

Finally, under the Women’s Health tab, I found a reference to breast cancer along with this information.

Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses teach patients about breast care, connect patients to resources to help them get vital biopsies, ultrasounds, and mammograms, and follow up to make sure patients are cared for with the attention they need and deserve.

Reading that I would come to the conclusion that Planned Parenthood doesn’t actually do the screenings but rather refer you to someone who will. In other words, breast cancer screenings were never high on their list of things to do.

They also make the counter charge that the removal of funding was a politically motivated move. Well, of course,  in able to make that charge they needed to find an evil Republican to complete the narrative. The object of their scorn appears to be Karen Handel, former Georgia Secretary of State and recent gubernatorial candidate. Karen, of course, was supported by Sarah Palin; imagine that, a strong conservative woman supporting another strong conservative woman. It is all about this game they play that is a twisted variation of the “Six Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon”, wherein you can prove a connection from anyone to Kevin Bacon in less then six steps.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have met Ms. Handel and even conducted an interview with her when she was running for governor and hold her in the highest esteem. My wife is also a breast cancer survivor. Twice. And the specter of a repeat diagnosis haunts our every waking moment.

In closing, it appears that those sympathetic to the Planned Parenthood plight have flooded the donation lines and may have made up any sort of shortfall the pulling of funds from the Komen Foundation may have caused, which then leads to the question: Why keep attacking Komen.?

Unless maybe the political motivation is coming from your side.

Richards noted that Planned Parenthood had already received thousands of donations — large and small — from supporters following word of the Komen funding cut yesterday. That could likely make up most of the shortfall.

As for me, I would be more inclined to send a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation then I am Planned Sexual Encounters that End Badly.

13 Responses to “Planned Parenthood Continues Blackmail Scheme Against Susan G. Komen”

  1. Kevin T. Keith on 2/02/12 at 12:22 pm

    Sadly, virtually nothing you have said is correct. Most of it is egregiously stupid.

    You did a “deep dive” on their website . . . by clicking the links for “Health Info and Services” and “Women’s Health”? What do you think those links are for? Where else would you expect to find information on their women’s health services?

    “Breast Cancer Screenings” is the topmost link under “Women’s Health” – just where you’d expect it to be. As for what services are provided, clinical breast exams are a standard part of gynecological exams; Planned Parenthood provides them, and also provides instruction on self-examination. They do not provide mammograms because that is an X-ray examination that requires a specialized equipment suite with very expensive equipment, licensed technicians, and a radiologist. Most general-health or gynecology offices do not have on-site mammography labs.

    The way it works is: women are given manual breast exams; if any potential lump is found, they are referred for a mammogram. The mammogram is read by a trained radiologist, and if it is determined to be positive, the woman is then referred to other specialists for further testing. Eventually, a diagnosis is determined, and if necessary treatment is planned by still other specialists. There are many steps to diagnosing and treating cancer. Only the first one – routine manual examination – is done in a general-practice setting.

    That is what Planned Parenthood does – provides basic services, especially for women who have no other provider. If they don’t do the exams, women with tumors won’t get referred for mammograms; their tumors won’t be identified; they won’t get diagnosed; they won’t get treated – see how that works?

    Examinations as part of regular gynecological services are offered to women who come in for OB-GYN care, birth control prescriptions, STD treatments, and other services. Those examinations are paid for by PP’s low service fees, or Medicaid. But PP also conducts general community screenings – breast exams for large numbers of women as part of a targeted breast cancer education project, not regular clinical car. That is not paid for by service fees or other sources. Because Planned Parenthood operates at a financial loss every year – about a quarter of their annual budget comes from donations – they cannot fund such programs themselves. Donors like – until now – Susan G. Komen funded special projects to provide community breast cancer screenings, so that women with no other source of care could get the first step toward diagnosis and treatment.

    By SGK’s own figures, their funding allowed PP to provide almost 170,000 screening exams in the last 5 years, 177 of which led to detection of actual cancer. Those women would not have been screened, and their cancers would not have been detected, or at least not at an early stage, if Planned Parenthood had not provided that service. Now that SGK has decided they will not fund such services, apparently the next 177 women with breast cancer in Planned-Parenthood-served communities can just, you know, die.

    So, no, mass community screenings are not listed among the services PP provides in office visits, because mass community screenings are not provided in office visits. They’re provided in the community, en masse. (Get it?) They’re above and beyond PP’s daily treatment of women for an entire range of women’s health concerns. They are the things PP does when it has the funding, to treat even more women than they already do. Now that they’ve lost the funding, fewer of that will be done. They’ll continue to provide office-based care one woman at a time, for as many women as they can, but as for cancer screenings for women who can’t even afford an office visit, apparently SGK doesn’t care, and PP can’t pay for things there is no money for.

  2. Blue Hen on 2/02/12 at 1:27 pm

    “PP can’t pay for things there is no money for.”

    Gee, if only our government worked that way.

    Margaret Sanger’s legacy chooses to do what it does, in the manner it does. So does the Komen organization, as do the donors. Planned Parenthood can either make itself attractive to this or other groups as it is, make changes to get that sweet, sweet Komen money, or whine and wail that it should get to do what it wants to do and demand money from everyone, regardless of how wonderful and/or detestable it is. One would expect a champion of choice to go with door #1. Note that the smart money ain’t betting on door #2. That you advocate the guilt card “women will die” ploy for door #3 is telling. Go play that card on the Margaret Sanger fan club. Their love of abortion is standing in the way of the sweet, sweet Komen money, and thus all of those community screenings.

  3. chris on 2/02/12 at 4:43 pm

    I donated $25 to Komen yesterday.

    I will not voluntarily donate directly or indirectly to PP.

    It was founded by racists and has been the lead provider of abortions that have exterminated over 50 million babies in the US. A disproportionate number of the lives taken being black. It promotes abortions around the globe with a disproportionate number of those exterminated being girls.

  4. Carole on 2/02/12 at 9:47 pm

    Sorry Grunt but you can’t blame not knowing the difference between then and than on being Southern. The words have different meanings. I can always tell when you write a post because of this one thing–seriously, you need to learn the difference–it’s very distracting!

  5. this blog on 3/03/12 at 3:46 am

    Hello, i feel that i noticed you visited my web site thus i got here to return the want?.I am attempting to to find issues to enhance my site!I suppose its adequate to make use of a few of your ideas!!

  6. special k plan on 3/03/12 at 8:30 pm

    Hello, Neat post. There is an issue along with your web site in web explorer, could test this? IE still is the marketplace leader and a good part of other folks will pass over your magnificent writing due to this problem.

  7. discoteche roma on 4/04/12 at 12:47 am

    Its such as you read my thoughts! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the e book in it or something. I think that you simply can do with a few p.c. to force the message home a little bit, however instead of that, this is great blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.