February 04, 2012

Dopey News Journal Letter of the Week

William Knowles of Wilmington thinks private organizations who donate their money should continue to do so, even if they don't wish it ... because, y'know, it's all about "women's life and death":

Has the Komen group become so greedy that they felt that they had to hire someone like Handel to keep the money pouring in from anti-choice groups? These groups are relentless in their war on women's rights in America.

Groups likes these and the American Center for Law and Justice have won, since now I will shift all my resources to Planned Parenthood, encourage my friends to do the same, since Komen can no longer be trusted to do the right thing concerning women's health and rights.

Well good! That's how America works, Bill. You don't like what a private entity does, you fill the void and encourage others to do the same. However, that's not what happened to Komen; after their decision to pull funding to Planned Parenthood, they were bullied by the Left (and the MSM) and eventually relented. It will continue funding P.P.

And you gotta love Bill's "progressive" use of euphemisms -- "anti-choice," "women's rights," and "women's health." Right. Komen's funding to PP was around $680,000 per year, even as PP sits on a worth of about $1 billion. Komen is dedicated to breast cancer, and "it preferred to focus on organizations that are 'providing the lifesaving mammogram.'” Planned Parenhood does not provide mammograms. It does, however, provide abortions -- lots of abortions. In fact, it "constituted 91 percent (329,445) of Planned Parenthood’s services for pregnant women."

If Komen's focus is breast cancer, why doesn't it make sense for them to concentrate on groups focused on that? Not to mention, why doesn't it make sense for it to stay away as much as possible from the prickly political issue that is abortion?

But, again, it's all moot now. The Bully Left wins again, contrary to what Bill writes.

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Why should a group that is about saving the lives of women give money to an organization that kills more women than any other group in America?

Especially since the grants are to fund mammograms, which PP does not do anywhere in the country -- they just do referrals and make appointments with other groups.

By that standard, I'm entitled to a Komen grant for making a mammogram appointment for my wife two weeks ago, driving her to get it done, and taking the message about the results when I answered the phone. Heck, I did more than PP does.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at February 5, 2012 10:50 AM

By the way, not only are the folks protesting Komen's (temporary) decision "anti-choice, (after all,Komen was making a choice on where to put their money), they are objectively anti-life, prefering that Komen spend its money to help an organization that is primarily about KILLING members of the species homo sapiens sapiens in the womb rather than on breast cancer detection/prevention/treatment.

And besides, thee are a number of peer-reviewed scientific studies that appear to show a correlation between abortion and breast cancer, as well as between birth control pills and breast cancer. Seems like giving money to PP therefore is antithetical to the Komen mission.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at February 5, 2012 11:03 AM