The past few days have been a roller coaster ride as we have watched the situation with the Susan G Komen foundation unfold.
When we first heard the news that they had defunded Planned Parenthood we were ecstatic; we worked hard at letting them know how proud we were of them. I personally spent a lot of time and effort in creating online petitions, getting the word out and even sent flowers to the President of Susan G Komen thanking her for what they did.
Now today we see headlines appearing suddenly claiming that Susan G Komen has reversed their decision, yet the wording in their release doesn’t quite say that. In fact several pro-abortion sites are publishing articles saying that the decision was not really reversed and that their side should tread carefully.
So what does this all mean?
After a heartfelt discussion today with many pro-life leaders this is a joint statement many are releasing right now.
on the Susan G. Komen Foundation
and Planned Parenthood
Today the Susan G. Komen Foundation made an announcement that appears as if they have reversed themselves on funding of Planned Parenthood.
It is unclear at this time if they have in fact reversed themselves.
What we know has happened this week was nothing short of a Mafia shakedown by Planned Parenthood against the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It was little more than a hostage-taking by an abortion bully.
Planned Parenthood basically told the Komen Foundation, “Either give us money or we will destroy you.” They were aided and abetted in this hostage-taking by the mainstream media.
Susan G. Komen withheld Planned Parenthood funding for two laudatory reasons: they do not fund groups under criminal investigation and they do not support groups that do not actually help women in need of breast health care.
Planned Parenthood is under legislative and criminal investigations all over this country. What’s more, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms even though they claim they do.
What Planned Parenthood did this week was unleash their multi-million dollar fury and political might against a group wholly unprepared for such a political attack. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a non-profit charity dedicated to curing breast cancer. Planned Parenthood is a political machine dedicated to attacking anyone and anything that stands in its way.
Planned Parenthood tried this week to utterly destroy the Susan G. Komen Foundaton and they were well on their way to doing just that. They made it abundantly clear they care more for abortion than for protecting women’s lives.
This is not the first time. When the country was debating national health care, Planned Parenthood was quite willing to kill the bill rather than allow even minor abortion restrictions in it. Later, Planned Parenthood pushed President Obama toward a government shutdown rather than allow Planned Parenthood funding restrictions in the federal budget.
Planned Parenthood has shown they care more about abortion and about protecting their funding streams than any other thing, including women’s lives.
At this point, pro-lifers should cease their support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We should wait and see what happens. We know there are five more Komen grants to Planned Parenthood in the pipeline. If any more come up, we will know we have lost and Planned Parenthood has won and we will take appropriate actions at that time.
Pro-lifers should not regret the work we have done over the past days on this issue. We should only regret we could not have done more to make Komen strong and able to fight off the thuggish abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.
We should pray for Nancy Brinker and her colleagues at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, that they have the strength to stop funding Planned Parenthood. We should turn all of our fire on Planned Parenthood and show them for the criminal enterprise they really are.
So here is my commitment as President of Stand True and Youth Outreach Director of Priests for Life: we will work harder then ever this year to expose Planned Parenthood for the beast it is. We will educate the youth of America and work harder then ever to end the reign of terror that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry has loosed on this generation.
Mark my words. We will end the abortion holocaust.
For Christ I stand,