I Just Find This Little Line Number in Their Budget


Komen Gave $569K to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2010

Yes, that’s the SAME “Susan G. Komen”, little pink ribbon, breast cancer, “race for the cure”, etc., ad nauseum, over and over, that you see bombarding you at certain times of the year. Enlisting every can of soup, small appliance manufacturer, or NFL linebacker to think pink and you to BUY pink, so money flows into their coffers in the “race to cure” breast cancer.

And what sort of heartless beast could take exception to THAT, right?

Until you see the fundraising, heartstring tugging juggernaut handing out money it’s collected through the earnest, often emotionally charged efforts of others to enterprises perhaps not in line with the heart and soul of the original donation. Planned Parenthood gets this money from them, ostensibly, “for mammograms”. Only Planned Parenthood isn’t licensed to do any more than a Level 1 breast exam ~ the same exam a woman does in her shower at home, or in a doctor’s office. And, according to the article, $3.3 million dollars raised in the name of breast cancer research has already gone to Planned Parenthood in just the years 2004-2009. This year will take the total to almost $4 million. While a miniscule portion of the overall amount the charity rakes in, when the Komen foundation has reported bringing in less revenue, whether the factors are economic or increased scrutiny and boycotting by pro-life groups, doesn’t this bring their committment to BREAST CANCER research funding as their priority into question?

I don’t know. But I thought you all should, just in case you didn’t and would want to know.

I am inherently skeptical of a “charitable” organization that comes out of the seeming blue to become the go-to umbrella for ALL the money there is to be had concerning as universal a malady as breast cancer. Especially one that goes for the emotional jugular, where so many of the participant fundraisers are doing it “in memoriam”. It almost seems obscene that those dollars to help create the next cancer survivor might be passed to an organization the complete antithesis of the cherished victim’s very devout beliefs. Abstractly, I’m sure most like to think they’re helping fund a gleaming new lab, a bank of exciting new, multi-colored gene trial vials or a comfortable new hospital wing with soothing, homeopathic accutrements to help you through treatment.

At the very least, before they pin on their little ribbon or pull that 24-hour race pink t-shirt over their head, they should be fully aware of WHERE those dollars they’re walking for could wind up.

The check might go elsewhere.

8 Responses to “I Just Find This Little Line Number in Their Budget”

  1. JeffS says:

    It’s to the point that I have a very specific list of charities that I will give money to. And I refuse to subscribe to the Combined Federal Campaign anymore — that’s just an excuse to be lazy.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    In defense – most women who visit planned parenthood do not do that “same exam a woman does in her shower at home, or in a doctor’s office” – I know I never did. (Luckily it was a cyst and non-cancerous.)

    And I’m sorry, but I’ve lived poor and “Penelope” does some very good work there that isn’t offered that cheaply elsewhere. INCLUDING little things like pre-natal care. And cheap or free cervical cancer screening.

    Wanting to throw the baby out with the bathwater, you are. Just as you believe they are doing.

  3. nightfly says:

    Granted that nobody’s perfect, but still… at what cost, Kathy? Ten people get cheap pre-natal care, ten others get dead babies? Or a hundred? Or just two? Is there a particular number that we should be waiting to hear, above which is unacceptable but below which is regrettably necessary?

    I have a great sympathy for those who can’t afford proper care. This means that I have no sympathy left over for a group like PP, whose primary product is the direct and wanton obliteration of innocent human life. I don’t give a tinker’s damn if they then dump the proceeds into doing good to others.

    And the Komen folks can kiss my hindmost if they’re funding these butchers. They are a big enough concern where they shouldn’t have to pay a penny in tribute to the shibboleths of the Left in order to do good deeds for women.

  4. Dr Alice says:

    I can tell you this: breast cancer is getting an obscene amount of money flung at it. I don’t donate to breast cancer fundraisers any more simply because there are many other causes out there that need the money more.
    (Want a list? Alzheimer’s, colon cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), muscular dystrophies, malaria…)

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    (PROSTATE CANCER!!! But then, guys would have to talk about their dicks, which would be THREATENING to the women’s movement, because those are only good for ONE THING, so who gives a wazoo if they don’t work, so they get squat.)

    Anyhoo. Yes, yes, yes, Kathy. Agreed and all that. But it doesn’t have a single thing to do with a bREAST CANCER donation to another charity.


  6. nightfly says:

    Pancreatic cancer is the one for me. Pretty much always fatal, takes people of every walk of life and ethnic group (as we’ve recently been reminded), and tends to strike down the young. Heartbreaking.

  7. kcruella101 says:

    Have mixed emotions about the Komen charity, they did help a low income relative when she was diagnosed with breast cancer with access to care. But I am tired of almost everything being wrapped in pink and exactly what portion of the proceeds are going to charity?

  8. Kate P says:

    Some pro-life orgs mention suppressed links between abortion and breast cancer. . .

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