I don’t think I even need to characterize the recent flare-up regarding Planned Parenthood and the Komen Foundation. Despicable. But I do have a few observations on the issue.
First, have a look at the Komen budget pie chart. This is an organization that spends as much on overhead as it does on screening and treatment. Given, the group’s concern seems to be more concerned with research and outreach. But imagine that.
Here’s a good graph on Planned Parenthood, by the way, which indicates that 96 percent of what this group does is contraception, STD screenings, and cancer screenings.
I wonder where your charity dollars should go.
That said, I do predict one thing: This is going to be bad for Komen for a long time. Wanna know why?
People LIKE Planned Parenthood.
Generally, people agree with the principles this organization utilizes. They believe that people should be able to plan their own families, you know, by using their brains. They think it’s nice for women to have a place to go to get their biscuits all retrofitted and stuff. Many people actually got their very first prophylactics at Planned Parenthood, which helped them not procreate before they were ready to do so.
I hope the “conservatives” will take note of this and that Planned Parenthood will as well. You have achieved semi-sacred cow status. Wear it well.