The Susan G. Komen foundation has pulled all of it grants from Planned Parenthood, money that was used to fund preventative screening for breast cancer in Planned Parenthood clinics. What is shocking (to no one, really) is that the Susan G. Komen Foundation was under pressure from Anti-Choice groups to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood. Since Planned Parenthood’s services largely aid low-income women, the lack of funding for these screenings will only directly aid and abed in the health disparities that low-income women face everyday.
Breast cancer research is now clearly only for the well-to-do. I’d go one step further and state that when you cave to anti-woman politics, you are anti-woman. For shame Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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