I'm totally for free and/or low cost mammograms for poor women. I'm totally against letting Planned Parenthood have the cash to do that sort of thing, because of the obnoxiousness of Planned Parenthood's overall agenda, because Planned Parenthood is up to its dirty eyeballs in abortion funding, and because Planned Parenthood clinics alone are responsible for roughly three hundred thousand of America's annual 1.2 million feticides (that's "abortions" for those of you unfamiliar with the term).
A major breast-cancer charity has cut off support for Planned Parenthood because of controversy over abortion and the group’s standing as a provider of generalized women’s health services. Planned Parenthood accused Susan G. Komen for the Cure of giving in to political pressure.
“We are alarmed and saddened that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation appears to have succumbed to political pressure. Our greatest desire is for Komen to reconsider this policy and recommit to the partnership on which so many women count,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement. [...]
The Susan G. Komen Foundation did not return an immediate request for comment. According to the Associated Press, Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said that the charity cut off ties with Planned Parenthood because it is under investigation by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., concerning the possible improper spending of federal funds on abortions.
There are better ways to make sure that poor women have access to breast cancer screenings, and I think the pro-life community has an opportunity to step up to the plate to make that happen. In the meantime, perhaps the best thing the pro-life community can do is publicize this important decision by the Komen foundation, and show our support for their actions.
UPDATE: Seconds after I hit the "post" button, I received this link from a reader giving more details about this news. :)