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.