Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thought I was being one of those hysterical atheists ...

... a couple of posts ago, didn't you?

Read 'em and weep:

The nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.

Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups.

Which, I gotta say, deserves to be on anybody's shortlist for worst non-denial denials.

Have a look, also, at Planned Parenthood's statement.

As of this moment, the top hit on Google News points to FoxNews. Most of the next positions belong to posts filled with rejoicing from wingnut websites like Townhall and worse.

Next question?

If you have in the past, please don't give any more of your money or other support to Komen for the Cure Now Exclusively For Rich Women. That includes their Race for the Cure. This is a disgrace, and there are plenty of other more worthy organizations. Like Planned Parenthood, for example.

(h/t: just about everyone I follow on Twitter)

P.S. More from Jezebel.

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