Breast cancer has ripped through my family so violently that I’m pretty much guaranteed to get it in a pretty nasty form down the road if I haven’t already managed to get mauled to death by rabid howler monkeys. But I have a good job, great health insurance, and an awesome doctor who is already helping me a lot with regard to prevention and early detection. A lot of women aren’t lucky enough to have any of this.
Komen’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood’s free cancer screenings for low-income women is yet another reason why the organization disgusts me and will never get a cent from me. It does spend plenty of money on exorbitant executive salaries, showy marketing, and predatory lawsuits against smaller charities that come within a football field’s distance of maybe-possibly-sort-of emulating its logo or messaging. So donate to an organization like BCRF instead, please.
And while you’re at it, I’d recommend throwing some pocket change to Planned Parenthood, which by the way spends most of its time preventing abortions rather than performing them, thanks to educational programs and contraceptive distribution.