Susan G Komen Planned Parenthood: No More Donations to PP – Government Forbids It – For Now

I was heartsick when I learned that the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation had donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood (PP). Today, they are saying there will be no more, at least until Planned Parenthood is no longer under government investigation. Actually, they say they are “forbidden” from sending my donations and yours to PP. Doesn’t sound very promising to me, nevertheless, SGK is taking notice and for now the transfer of millions comes to a stop.

Planned Parenthood

The 324,008 abortions in the above chart has risen to 332,278, or 910.3 abortions every day for Planned Parenthood alone.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a leader in fundraising for breast cancer research and famous worldwide for its iconic pink ribbon, said Tuesday that it was halting all partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates because of recently adopted criteria that forbid it from funding any organization under government investigation.

In September, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) launched an inquiry to determine whether Planned Parenthood uses public money to fund abortions. Planned Parenthood receives federal money but cannot use it to provide abortions.

Yes, the issue for me was providing the country’s largest abortion provider with funds I contributed to, but as well, it was that those funds were not used for cancer research. I want my money in a cancer laboratory. When I donated, as hubby and I routinely did for many, many years, I assumed my money was going to research.

Part of the story was that SGK was donating because of Planned Parenthood’s prevention measures, including providing free mammograms. But Planned Parenthood doesn’t offer mammograms, free or otherwise – anywhere, at any facility. Their own records do, however, show a record of performing one abortion every 95 seconds in 2009, 24/7, 365 days a year.

There is optimism that SGK listened to the conservative outcry and dismay that Komen had a partnership with PP, but…the quote says nothing about that…they are simply, and only recently, ‘forbidden’ from donating…for now.

The Los Angeles Times article containing the quote also says Planned Parenthood did not use Komen funding for abortions, but if you have followed the story, you know there is no documentation to support that as fact. PP has no records to show that only private funding has been used for their abortion services. Thus the government investigation. While abortion is legal, using government funds for abortion is not legal. Perhaps SGK is “forbidden” because they also receive government funds?

As to the government forbidding any donations to PP until the investigation is over, elective abortions in Washington, D.C. cost federal taxpayers $185,000 in the two years ending April 2011. It took the new Republicans in Congress a year to stop the practice of taxpayer-funded-abortions, that most of us thought illegal at anytime. We know this only because of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents. 

There is another way to look at this: SGK, by the latest figures I can find, gave in excess of $3MILLION to PP 2004-2009. In turn, PP gave $1MILLION to re-elect Democrats in 2010.

Now before my donations begin again, I’ll be looking into how SGK spends every dollar. What percentage goes to research? We need the research. If SGK cannot teach preventative measures within the SGK foundation, use the money for research, and let others teach women to do breast exams. I can send my money elsewhere – anywhere I want. Every donor can do the same. I gave to SGK for the research. My advice, don’t give our contributions to any political party. Stay out of politics, because everyone supports breast cancer research, but many do not support taxpayer funded abortions. Thanks to Erick Erickson @ RedState

Thank you Grumpy Opinions for linking. 

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

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  • I will never understand how we can launch a world wide war, because of the murder of 3,000 on one dark day; but turn a blind eye to the slaughter of over 300,000 Americans every year.

    • Excellently said, Trestin.

  • I stopped giving to Susan G. Komen when they hosted a conference in Egypt that was openly anti-Semitic. Now this comes out.

    For the record: No Planned Parenthood clinic gives STD/AIDS tests, cancer screenings, or any preventive GYN care. They do only one thing: Kill babies!

    • Kelly

      You have obviously never gone to a PP! I went there all through college.It was a life saver for me since I had no insurance in college. Only 3 in ALL of Texas perform abortions. The other 66 do other things. They do pap smear screenings, breast exams, give birth control, and they do give blood tests. I don’t know where you got your info., but you are just plain WRONG!!!

      • Really? How about the fact that when I have called PP for an exam they informed me that they do not do exams. They will do exams for Birth Control (I approve of that but so does the local Health Dept and they don’t charge.), but they do NOT do exams for cancer screening. Nor do they do blood tests.

        Explain that!

        • Kelly

          EXPLAIN THAT!!!!!!!!!

          I don’t know who you called, but this is one right near me.

          Note from blog owner, Maggie: Kelly, I have removed the links. Anyone wanting to find PP online can easily do so.

          • Kelly
            • What is put onto the net is one thing. Calling the local PP and finding out they don’t do it is another thing.

              The website is the fantasy. Reality is the opposite.

            • Kelly, no more links please. PP has been deceptive about their services over and over. That’s why they are under investigation. Stick to the issue addressed in this article. My monies given to Komen helped them fund PP, who is the largest abortion provider in the us, 910 abortions a day in 2010. In 2009 – one abortion every 97 seconds, 24/7, 365 days a year. Of pregnant women (pregnancy services) coming to PP, about 98% receive abortions.

              Federal law says no taxpayer funds are to be used for abortions. PP has been egregiously inaccurate in their bookkeeping. That’s why they are in trouble.

              • Kelly

                Maggie and findalis,
                Fine- no more links.
                PP has never been deceptive of the fact they perform abortions. SGK donated money knowing this fact. No secret. I personally don’t like abortions, but you ARE wrong about services they provide. As I said earlier, I am living proof that when I went to college, I used them when I did not have very much money. I received exams and birth control and was tested for diseases. BUT…you don’t want to hear me or use me as proof. Once my husband and I graduated college and got jobs with better insurance, we were able to switch. I believe the only people who get hurt are people who use their services. It’s fine that you don’t want tax payers to pay for abortions, but your tax dollars are paying then for the welfare babies that will be born if women can’t use their services. As for bookkeeping, fire the book keeper. Don’t just take away money that actually helps people. And…if you don’t like SGK donating thn you are also going to need to boycott these places as well: Whole Foods Market, JPMorgan Chase (including Chase Bank, & Bank One), Bank of America, Lost Arrow (Patagonia), Wells Fargo, Chevron (including Caltex, Texaco, Xpress Lube), eBay (including PayPal), Midas (auto care), Nike, Marriott (including Courtyard, Fairfield, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton, etc.), Johnson & Johnson, Staples (office/school supplies), and Darden Restaurants (Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Seasons 52). Outward Bound West, American Automobile Association (AAA), Kaiser Permanente, Fraternal Order of Elks, Dr. Phil Foundation, Lions Clubs, American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, Boys & Girls Clubs, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Camp Fire, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Clubs, March of Dimes, Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Rotary Clubs, The Salvation Army, YWCA, America Gives Back (formerly [American] Idol Gives Back), YMCA, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Diabetes Association.

  • People go to PP for adoption referral? They are certainly not know for that.
    While we give to charities that work on finding cures for Juvenile Diabetes and MS because extended family members have these diseases, we kind of realize that we are being suckers here. Charities that advertize that they are looking for a cure are generally more interested in looking for that cure than finding it because they get funded for the processes. As a rule they don’t take on daring projects. Big pharma, on the other hand, is interested in developing a product.

  • Wow, I can’t believe they would use public funding to do abortions. They’re going to be in a lot of trouble. But the politico article you linked said also that only 10% of people that go to PP get abortions so it does sound like they offer other services too.

  • Now they will fund PP again. I still won’t give to them, won’t wear a pink ribbon, won’t do anything to help Komen. They are an anti-Semitic, anti-life group.

  • In fact when someone doesn’t know after that its up to other users that they will assist, so here it happens.