It’s clever marketing and always has been - bundle abortion services with all sorts of other unrelated women’s health services, and then when someone raises an objection to abortion - which is unlike any of the other services - cry foul when someone has an objection to the presence of abortion services and contrive an “you hate women because you’re denying all these other important services to women!” argument.
It’s silly, and no one falls for it. Planned Parenthood could easily provide all of these other unrelated women’s health services without abortion services, and women would be get all treatment they need under the same funding/arrangement.
I suspect the dollars from Susan Komen will be diverted into other organizations that simply provide these other services (there’s no shortage to choose from), so there won’t be an interruption in treatment from the funding provided by this organization.
The politics, as it were, is totally on the side of the pro-choice movement in this instance. Trying to guilt people into support by intentionally refusing to partition out the services. It’s expolitative of women, and always has been. Seriously - holding cancer treatment and pap smears hostage for political reasons on a claim that women are going to be harmed by it.
Shame on you, and shame on all of them.[/quote]
Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit, meaning that any donation dollars given can be assigned a purpose by the donator and then organization receiving the donation is required by law to use the donation only for that. This means that a donation to planned parenthood by Susan B Komen could easily be restricted to breast-cancer only services. In fact, I would be highly surprised if that wasn’t the case with the current grants. However, the general public tends to be unaware of how non-profit grants work and only sees that one organization is donating to an organization they disprove of. Educating the public is much more difficult than just doing a quick apology to regain approval.
So if you care about the services Planned Parenthood offers, sign the petition. If you just see Planned Parenthood=Abortion, argue in this thread
But donation to specifically those services would free up other funds for abortion services, no?
If a person actually considers abortion to be the death of a child, how can any good they do make up for that? If a charity practiced what you considered murder would you want to give them money? Even if that murdering they did was a really small part of their services?
I think a lot of times Pro-abortion folks have a hard time seeing the other side of the argument. If you feel that, morally, abortion is murder, it tends to be a pretty significant issue when it happens. I understand that you may only view it as a medical procedure; I’m not arguing who’s right. I’m just trying to get you to recognize the other viewpoint.
Just out of curiosity, how much have you given to SGK?