Koman Ditches Planned Parenthood, Abandons Poor Women


Note: Koman has apologized and taken back their recent threat. But the fight is not over, and I have a follow up piece brewing. Until then, enjoy!

For those of you that do not know me, I think Planned Parenthood is awesome. But a lot of people out there do not share that opinion. They think that since a tiny portion of what Planned Parenthood does is related to helping women that need legal abortions, that PP should be burned to the ground and the fire victims left unmourned. I think those assholes should go to whatever hell they believe in, and let the rest of us live our lives as we see fit.

Recently, these wicked forces have been pressuring the Susan G. Koman for the Cure FoundationNPR breaks some of it down here. The Washington Post has some news here. Now, many have valid issues with the Koman Foundation, and  we are not going to debate those here and now. But overall, what they are doing is a Good Thing (TM). Until now. Now they are leaving poor and rural and black and brown women to fend for themselves else they face the PR Monster of the Forced Birth advocates. (No, I will not call them "pro life" because they only care about control of the uterus, not promoting life.)

Apparently some of this mess originates with Karen Handel, Forced Birth Advocate and Governor of Georgia. Slate has a take from Amanda Marcotte here, with a good run down on why some people have problems with some of Koman Foundation's practices. Jezebel theorizes that Handel, part of Korman's staff now, had much to do with putting a new rule on the books to easily eliminate the funding going from Korman to Planned Parenthood.  The thing is, Koman added a clause to their eligibility requirements that includes not being under investigation by any state or federal agency. This gives the Birth At Any and All Costs Advocates an easy in - they do not even have to prove wronging, they just need to keep up continuous investigations. How convenient. For them.

Donate to Planned Parenthood. It is almost tax time, please find a spare $20 to help a life, maybe help save some.


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