The Republican plan to defund Planned Parenthood is working -- but if we
take action now we may be able to stop the latest attack on women's right
to health care.
It was just announced that Susan G. Komen for a Cure, America's largest
charity to fight breast cancer, will no longer fund a program that
provides free or low-cost breast cancer screenings for millions of women
who get their health care from Planned Parenthood.1 This is a huge blow.
In abruptly pulling nearly $1,000,000 in funding for breast cancer
screenings, Susan G. Koman foundation cited a sham "investigation" into
Planned Parenthood launched by Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns, one of the
most militant anti-choice members of Congress.2 We have to stand up and
fiercely defend Planned Parenthood -- and show Susan G. Komen and others
who are considering caving to the radical right that we will not let
extremists defund health care for women that includes reproductive
I told the board of Susan G. Komen: Don't throw Planned Parenthood under
the bus! Don't cave to anti-woman extremists and cut off funding for
breast cancer screenings at the largest provider of health care for women.
I hope you will too. You can get more information and sign the petition at
the link below.