Beverly Canin, breast cancer activist and member of BCAction Board of Directors, recently co-authored a great opinion piece on Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to withdraw funding from Planned Parenthood.
“Susan G. Komen’s recent decision to deny funding to Planned Parenthood inadvertently exposed the right wing foundation that lies solidly under Komen’s pink ribbon cover. The betrayal of women and women’s health is outrageous but not new. The Komen Foundation’s funding to Planned Parenthood provides vital breast cancer screening and breast health education services to low-income, underserved populations, many in rural communities where Planned Parenthood may be their only source of health care. The Foundation denies political motivation, but defunding these programs would harm the very women Komen claims to be committed to.”
Read the full article here.