Now that the breast cancer bosses at the Susan G. Komen Foundation have collapsed under the insidious pressure placed on them by the Big Abortion lobby of the oh so tolerant Left, I offer up some summarizing thoughts on this ugly liberal gang bang by Mark Steyn, political commentator extraordinaire. Apparently, it’s a Pro-Choice world for everyone except those who choose other than the progressive party line.
Komen was a generous patron of Planned Parenthood, the “women’s health” organization. The Foundation then decided it preferred to focus on organizations that are “providing the lifesaving mammogram.” Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms, despite its president, Cecile Richards, testifying to the contrary before Congress last year. Rather, Planned Parenthood provides abortions; it’s the biggest abortion provider in the United States. For the breast cancer bigwigs to wish to target their grants more relevantly is surely understandable.
But not if you’re a liberal enforcer. Sen. Barbara Boxer, with characteristic understatement, compared the Komen Foundation’s Nancy Brinker to Joe McCarthy: “I’m reminded of the McCarthy era, where somebody said: ‘Oh,’ a congressman stands up, a senator, ‘I’m investigating this organization and therefore people should stop funding them.'” But Komen is not a congressman or a senator or any other part of the government, only a private organization. And therefore it is free to give its money to whomever it wishes, isn’t it? Dream on.
Komen could not be permitted to get away with disrespecting Big Abortion. We don’t want to return to the bad old days of the back alley, when a poor vulnerable person who made the mistake of stepping out of line had to be forced into the shadows and have the realities explained to them with a tire iron. Now Big Liberalism’s enforcers do it on the front pages with the panjandrums of tolerance and diversity cheering them all the way.
After 72 hours being fitted for the liberals’ cement overcoat and an honored place as the cornerstone of the Planned Parenthood Monument to Women’s Choice, Komen attempted to chisel free and back into the good graces of the tolerant: As Nancy Brinker’s statement groveled, “We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.”
Congratulations! Planned Parenthood certainly raised Nancy’s awareness. I wonder what color ribbon that comes with? Black and blue? Orange County Register
Cecile Richards, the white woman who runs Planned Parenthood, makes approximately $400,000 a year not counting benefits. And other top executives at this abortion mill make over $250,000 a year. Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching! Yep, sucking fetuses out of women’s wombs is a nice little racket for these non-profit entrepreneurs.
But we must not forget that these highly paid white women at Planned Parenthood, who are clearly some of the privileged few inhabiting that Occupy demon division known as The One Percent, aren’t in it for the money. Certainly not. They’re altruistically providing a needed service to all those poor Women of Color that we keep hearing so much about. Interesting though that an organization founded by a racist white middle-class lady by the name of Margaret Sanger, who believed that African-Americans were “socially undesirable people” whose numbers needed to be decreased by all means possible, is still basically run by a bunch of we-know-best middle-class white women condescendingly caring for poor minorities by ‘mercifully’ exterminating their unborn offspring, and I might add, making a damn good living out of it to boot!
Ah, the labyrinthine motivations of American liberalism.