Since the Susan G. Koman Foundation decided to defund Planned Parenthood the Catholic world seems to be in a real tizzy and the fur was flying in every direction. I did hear that three Planned Parenthood affiliates will be exempt: Denver (Colorado), Orange County (California) and Waco (Texas), because they served clientele with few other breast-screening options.
I thought Abby Johnson (pro-life advocate and former Planned Parenthood employee) said it best:
"When a HUGE organization stops giving more than $500,000 to Planned Parenthood AND stops their support for embryonic stem cell research, then we as pro-lifers need to SUPPORT them! It does not do any good to be skeptical or nit-picky. Don't you understand how much criticism for this decision? And then pro-lifers also continue to criticize them?? What do you want? We said we wanted them to stop funding PP and they did!!!! SUPPORT KOMEN AND THEIR AWESOME DECISION!!"
It seems ridiculous doesn't it? As Zig Ziglar once said, "Some people find fault like there's a reward for it."
I was never a big fan of the Susan G. Koman Foundation. I felt that they got too big for their britches and had lost sight of the cure for breast cancer. Now that they have some extra money to spend, they can get back to why they started in the first place and maybe help smaller organizations who fight other forms of cancer.
So now that the prayer has been answered, let's pray that we can all get along, because that's where the reward will be.
Please wear RED today to support and remind women to take care of their hearts. I'll be dripping in rubies!