The Susan G. Komen Foundation is no longer helping to fund breast screenings for women who need them at Planned Parenthood. This is quite insane (after all, they’re a breast cancer charity), horrible, and apparently incredibly politically motivated – their new VP is Karen Handel, a vociferous anti-Choice, anti-Planned Parenthood Conservative activist. What’s sad is that of all of Planned Parenthood’s services, only 3% are abortion related. The rest? Oh, little things like breast-cancer screenings for low-income women. Nothing important, or anything that the Susan G. Komen foundation might want to … you know… support.
Fortunately you can help. Donate here: www.plannedparenthood.org – I just donated $25. Will you join me? You can donate as little as $5. The link is on the top-right of the page – just look for the big “DONATE”.
Wonderfully, you can even make a donation in honor of someone. If you’re feeling particularly spunky, you can make a donation in memory of the Susan G. Komen foundation, and they’ll even send an acknowledgement note in the mail to Karen Handel (their new anti-Planned Parenthood VP) at their HQ Address:
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244
It’s a great way to show Planned Parenthood some love, donate to charity, and make a statement all in one go. (I just did that… I feel much better, and not only am I helping a little bit to get women the healthcare they need, but I’m also making a statement to the Susan G. Komen foundation that politics and charity don’t mix).
So please, donate. Every little helps.