Wow. I really just have no words. The Susan G. Komen “Race For The Cure” has stopped funding breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood, and John Aravosis says we all should have seen it coming:
Is it a coincidence that the Race for the Cure new senior vice president is a Republican anti-abortion activist?
2010: Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Karen Handel runs for governor on a platform of defunding Planned Parenthood.
2011: Republican politico and anti-choice activist Handel is hired by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization that runs the annual breast cancer fundraiser “Race for the Cure,” and that gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood to conduct breast exams on women around the country
2012: Komen stops funding Planned Parenthood’s breast exams after pressure from who? Republicans!
Oh my God. I am so sick of you “pro-life” phonies. I am sick of you. Please, DIAF. Now. Just, go. I’m sure the anti-choice crowd will be all like, “yay, because every dollar the Komen Foundation gave to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer was a dollar Planned Parenthood could then spend on abortions,” and that is just so false and so wrong. No, it’s not. It’s a dollar that went to breast cancer screenings for poor women. Period. And now they don’t have that money.
Just, fuck you all. With a rusty saw. Sideways. I am so sick of your phony concern over precious little blastocysts. You’d rather grown, adult women die of undiagnosed breast cancer because a principle is more important than a person. What the fuck is wrong with you people?
Here, let me make it very simple for you:
Today Virginia State Senator Janet Howell — a Democrat, of course — protested a heinous “fetal ultrasound” bill with her own piece of legislation, one that requires men wanting erectile dysfunction pills to have rectal exams and cardiac stress tests. And I thought, yes about damn time we fought back, we put you pro-choice women in office for a reason. But even that doesn’t go far enough. Because this is a fucking war, it’s a war on women, women’s healthcare, and in particular on poor women. Because the rich women always get what they need. Always have, always will.
Really, I’m just waay beyond pissed off at this point. Outraged? That’s so last week. Contempt might be a good word for how I feel right now. And I must put any corporate marketers on notice: that “pink ribbon” bullshit is so over for me now. Any positive associations any corporation thought that pink ribbon symbol brought are just gone. Because it’s now a symbol of something bad: of being so married to a rigid ideology that you’d actually hurt women to save blastocysts. You politicized something that should never, ever have been politicized, and you pissed in your drinking well.
And I don’t want to hear that the Susan G. Komen Foundation is a different entity from the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure or whatever bullshit excuse corporate HQ is going to give us. I don’t have the time to wade through your corporate organizational chart. It’s all the same to me. Someone hired this GOP anti-woman activist to run some division of Komen and now this is what we get. So fuck you.
You’re dead to me.