The Susan G. Komen Foundation did not reverse course as many have thought, suggested, or commented all over the Interwebs today.
Even Austin Ruse President of C-FAM is not sure and has issued this press release:
Statement by Austin Ruse on the Susan G. Komen Foundation
“Today the Susan G. Komen Foundation made an announcement that appears that they have reversed themselves on funding of Planned Parenthood. While I do not believe they have reversed themselves, it may turn out to be the case. We do not know.
What happened this week was nothing short of a Mafia shakedown campaign by Planned Parenthood against the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Planned Parenthood 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.
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.
I do not regret the work I did over the past days on this issue, neither should any pro-lifer. I only regret we could not have done more to make Komen strong and able to fight off the thuggish abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.
What the week has shown is that Planned Parenthood, an organization that is under criminal investigation all over this country, will stop at nothing to maintain their stranglehold on organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
We should continue to pray for Nancy Brinker and all of her colleagues at the Susan G. Komen Foundation.”
If you don’t believe me, try this email I received from the Daily Kos:
Tito Edwards, the Susan G. Komen foundation just released an “apology” for its decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood breast cancer prevention programs. However, Komen is still refusing to commit to future grants to Planned Parenthood, so nothing has really changed.
The right-wing crusade to shut down Planned Parenthood continues unabated. Not only are future grants from Komen not guaranteed, around the country, state governments controlled by Republicans are cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood as part of their war on women.
In order to make sure that Planned Parenthood can continue providing essential health care services for low-income women, including breast cancer screenings and prevention education, we have to give them our direct support.
Kaili Joy Gray, Daily Kos
We need to pray and fight like Macabbees right now.
2012 is a pivotal year for all of us in the Culture of Life. Let’s stand with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and see if they follow through when those grants expire to Planned Parenthood.
Post-script: We can now identify some of the members of the Culture of Death as they come out and openly defend Planned Parenthood like the scumbag Lance Armstrong.