It’s easy to get upset over politicizing breast cancer – an issue that (albeit erroneously) has been regarded as an apolitical cause. And it’s easy to rest on the laurels of women’s health advocates’ successful campaign against Komen’s Planned Parenthood policy.
But there’s a bigger problem that all of us – regardless of political leanings – need to get behind right now. And that’s the issue of no-cost birth control.
Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced they would cease providing grants to Planned Parenthood clinics to provide essential, life-saving, and 100% non-controversial breast health services, like breast cancer screenings.
Why would an organization dedicated to women’s health pull funding from one of the nation’s largest providers of health care for women? Abortion.