The Susan G Komen foundation has reversed it’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood while it was under investigation of misusing federal funds due to the social network outcry after Planned Parenthood started the story that the funding cut was over the issue of abortion. So many people were upset that Planned Parenthood received more money in extra donations than they were expected to receive from Komen this year.
This just goes to show that bullying does happen, but it only gets called bullying when people are trying to prevent abortion.
It really should not bother me as I know this is how the world works. We try to conceptualize what is fair and right, but that doesn’t not always align with how others see a situation. Here, anti-abortion means a loss of freedom. The money going to Planned Parenthood was for breast exams and not abortions, so the freedom to get an abortion was not really in jeopardy.
I understand that an anti-abortion group claims that Planned Parenthood misused federal funds. I understand how someone in Congress decided to investigate. I could say that Planned Parenthood could stop performing abortions in order to keep providing low cost health care to those without insurance or the means to obtain it else where. Since the abortions that are provided by PP are not to save the life of the mother, as that would occur in the hospital, the service is not a preventative medical procedure as the breast exams are.
Women have the right to have abortions and should retain that right. That is not the issue here, as I see it at least. This is about an organization cutting ties with another organization while they are undergoing federal scrutiny. This should never have been about an issue of abortion, but it is easier to get people to rally behind you when you distract them from the truth.