Others Should Follow Komen by De-Funding Planned Parenthood

National   |   Kristan Hawkins   |   Feb 1, 2012   |   4:35PM   |   Washington, DC

By now, many of you have heard that the largest breast cancer research organization in the U.S. –Susan G. Komen for the Cure – has decided to cut ties with the largest abortion provider in the U.S. – Planned Parenthood.

In an “emergency release” from Cecile Richards shortly after the news broke, she noted that Komen notified Planned Parenthood in December of their impending decision to disassociate with them, but that the split was hardly amicable.

“It’s hard to understand how an organization with whom we share a mission of saving women’s lives could have bowed to this kind of bullying,” Richards told The Associated Press. “It’s really hurtful.”

But the cause of what she’s deeming a “deep rift” between the two organizations is more reflective of Komen’s realization that the Planned Parenthood brand has been severely bruised in the past 12 months.

Richards released a desperate plea for support and funds this past Christmas, touting that 2011 was her abortion Goliath’s “worst year yet.” Amidst the throngs of frantic and weak sounding appeals, she listed some of the abortion industry’s biggest setbacks that have solidified Planned Parenthood’s ongoing struggle to maintain its sources of funding and its ever-growing controversy.

And Susan G. Komen must have been paying attention.

As regional affiliates of the number-one abortion provider in America continue to be shut down, are subject to controversial and highly publicized boycotts, and face funding cuts in their states, Planned Parenthood’s tired rhetoric and downright lies seem to be becoming more transparent.

I am thrilled that the team at Susan G. Komen has looked past the deceitful rhetoric of our nation’s abortion Goliath, Planned Parenthood. The tide is turning, and 2012 is the beginning of the end of the abortion industry…starting with Planned Parenthood.