Friday, February 03, 2012

Komen vs. Planned Parenthood

The Susan G. Komen Foundation caved to public pressure today, following several days of outrage over their cancellation of funding for Planned Parenthood.

Still, don't donate to Komen. The cancer activists I know all hate Komen, which sucks up a lot of energy and money without doing all that much. I Blame the Patriarchy has the details. If you're looking for a great advocacy group that does a lot for women with cancer, consider donating to the Women's Cancer Resource Center. Or give a few bucks to Planned Parenthood, which has been fighting the good fight for women's health - yes, including abortion services - for a long time.

Update: A friend points out that late last year, the Komen Foundation cut off $12 million in stem cell research. Here's the story on that.


Michael Walsh said...

Be sure to boycott all the pink-ribbon merchandise as well. Don't give these grifters a chance to rebuild this brand.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I have never touched the pink-ribbon crap myself. Barbara Ehrenreich had a huge rant about it in her book about being treated for breast cancer.