Komen Survey: Still Considering De-Funding Planned Parenthood

National   |   Kelsey Hazzard   |   Feb 17, 2012   |   4:03PM   |   Washington, DC

Susan G. Komen for the Cure recently emailed me a link to a survey, which reveals some interesting clues to Komen’s thought process.  

The survey is only available to those who received an email, but I took plenty of screenshots.  The questions indicate that, while Planned Parenthood rejoices that they’ve won the battle, Susan G. Komen is still weighing its options.

For starters, Komen is finally doing what it should have done long ago: measuring support for Planned Parenthood.

They’re also asking for opinions about news coverage:

But what I found most interesting were the requests for feedback on proposed statements.  For each, they asked “How believable is this statement?” “Does this statement make you more or less favorable toward Susan G. Komen for the Cure?” and “Based on this statement, how much more or less likely are you to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure?” The statements indicate that they are weighing several options.

Option #1: Pretend that the real issue is that Susan G. Komen has been unscientific.

Option #2: Throw Karen Handel under the bus.

Option #3: Unequivocally restore funding to Planned Parenthood.
Option #4: Try to rise above the fray by focusing on the “true victims”– women who will be harmed by the reduction in donations to Komen.

Option #5: More vague platitudes about how mistakes were made.  But what was the mistake?  Defunding Planned Parenthood?  Caving and re-funding Planned Parenthood?  Not being clear?  Partnering with Planned Parenthood in the first place?

Option #6: Man up.
Unfortunately, “Clarify that Planned Parenthood remains ineligible for grants” was not an option.  Given Planned Parenthood’s mafia-style tactics, I can hardly blame Komen for that.  But the truth is that until they sever their ties with the nation’s largest abortion chain, they will never be able to fully focus on their mission.
This survey shows that Komen is still listening.  We must reach out and let them know that we will be there for them if and when they finally get the courage to break free.

LifeNews.com Note:  Kelsey Hazzard is the president of Secular Pro-Life, an organization that uses non-religious arguments to promote the pro-life perspective.