Wednesday, February 1, 2012
If Susan G. Komen Were Alive Today, She'd Be Spinning In Her Grave
We cats don't do Facebook. But if we did, we'd post a comment there to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as thousands of other Planned Parenthood supporters have.
Instead, we had to content ourselves with visiting the charity's website and e-mailing them directly.
Our message? That they obviously care more about opposing the Constitutional right to a safe, legal abortion than about helping poor women get screened for breast cancer. (We didn't save a copy of our note, but as we recall, the phrase "rat's ass" figured in it somewhere.)
So Komen's silly new vice president is anti-choice? Fine — who cares? Unless, of course, her personal views compromise the avowed mission of her organization. In which case, we think that the government should investigate Susan G. Komen for misuse of charitably collected funds.
And Willard Mitt Romney just said he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have a "safety net." With fools like the folks at Susan G. Komen basing healthcare policy on rabid right-wing ideology, we cats beg to disagree.
UPDATE: It looks like a small civil war has broken out between the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen and its state and local affiliates. Good! We also like one commenter's idea of sending any Komen donations to Planned Parenthood instead.
UPDATE #2: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, bless your heart.