A Bit of A Rant

So this week the interwebs have been full of how The Susan G. Komen organization, who’s mission it is to end breast cancer, would no longer be funding Planned Parenthood.

The outrage has been overwhelming.  People on twitter are calling for various organizations to stop support the Komen Race for the Cure.

I have seen people coming out with tweets saying people who didn’t support Planned Parenthood are anti-women, anti-choice.

Now let me say, I was applauding the Komen Organizations decision; I was sad to see them backpedal and say they will continue to support three Planned Parenthood places.

I have wanted to support the Komen Race for the Cure, but I cannot support Planned Parenthood.  I have come to learn that some of what the offer is good, but they also offer, promote and support abortion, the loss of innocent lives.  I cannot support that.

But what I don’t understand is, why are people upset that a Charitable organization is not giving money to another organization?  If you want to give money to Planned Parenthood, do it.  Why do you first have to give the money to the Susan G. Komen Foundation?  If you believe in Planned Parenthood’s mission and goals, give to them.  ‘

What I also don’t understand is why is it okay for others to call me anti-women and anti-choice if I do not support planned parenthood?  I am not anti-women.  I am pro supporting women through every facet of choosing life.  I don’t spend my time protesting at abortion clinics, rather I spend my resources supporting a Pregnancy Center that offers free pregnancy tests, parenting courses, counseling and material support.  I support women in the choice of raising their babies or giving the gift of adoption.

Trust me, in these things I am very pro-women and pro-choice.


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2 Responses to A Bit of A Rant

  1. MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY! I just read that PP has received about 12 months of donations in the last 2 days. All because SGK stated it was going to withdraw support. I guess people really want to support PP. Fine. Do so. Just don’t expect me to go along with you.

    I stopped support SGK a couple years ago when I found out how they were suing small groups who used the phrase “for the cure.” Really????? They stated they owned the copyright on the phrase. Sure you do. Kinda like The Donald owns “You’re fired.”

    I have found other ways to donate to cancer charities and also clinics that actually HELP women go through their crises instead of just removing the issue from their lives.

    Well said, my dear!

  2. I kind of wondered about the fuss too. I’ll support who I want to, I don’t expect other organizations to do it for me. Your last sentence said it all.

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