Some of the early accounts of this ever developing story was that Susan G. Komen discontinued funding to Planned Parenthood over an ongoing Congressional investigation. Now the President of the organization says that the defunding was in large part because Planned Parenthood did not offer mammograms at all, rather, they performed mammogram referrals. How much money does it take to make a mammogram referral?
“First and foremost, it doesn’t really have anything to do with that,” she said, adding that she didn’t know “very much” about the investigation because she works “20 hours a day focusing on our mission.”
So why did Planned Parenthood lose funding? Brinker says it has to do with the fact that they do not provide mammograms to women, but only provide mammogram referrals. “It was nothing they were doing wrong,” she explained. “We have decided not to fund, whereever possible, pass-through grants. We were giving them money, they were sending women out for mammograms. What we would like to have are clinics where we can directly fund mammograms.”
Imagine that. An organization whose sole purpose is to fight against breast cancer wanting to give their money to organizations that actually aide in fighting breast cancer.
The Washington Post story goes on to say that Komen will continue to fund three chapters of Planned Parenthood because they are the only source of breast health services in their respective areas. So it seems that the narrative that Susan G. Komen is some sort of right-wing extremist, anti-abortion group doesn’t really hold water, now does it?
With lefties the facts don’t matter. All they see is that abortion proponents will be receiving less money; and to them, that’s the bottom line. Lucky for them they have friends like Nanny Bloomberg who said he was giving Planned Parenthood $250,000. Good for him, put your money where your freaking mouth is Mikey.
And then there’s this. Since cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen has seen an increase in their donations by 100%. I wonder if this was money they would have been getting all along had they not been funding the abortion mill? On the other side, Planned Parenthood has seen their donations spike to more than make up for what they’ll lose from Komen.
Gotta protect women’s bodies and all that nonsense.
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