One of the most prominent charities working to prevent and cure breast cancer, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, has cut its ties with the women’s health organization Planned Parenthood, that organization confirmed on Tuesday. Reacting to the news, Planned Parenthood decried Komen for having “succumbed to political pressure” related to abortion politics. Planned Parenthood said representatives for Komen have been notifying Planned Parenthood divisions throughout the country that it will stop providing funding for breast cancer screenings and prevention.
I was never a fan of the Susan G. Komen pink, and I’m certainly not a fan if, as it appears, it’s gone red. Planned Parenthood provides breast cancer screeninh, birth control, STD screening and a host of other services — besides abortion — to the most marginalized and impoverished populations of women. Come on, this is an outrage.