When Susan G. Komen for the Cure withdrew its funding from Planned Parenthood, there was a public backlash. Since then, Komen has reversed its decision, issued an apology, and resumed its financial support of Planned Parenthood. Karen Handel, the senior vice-president of public policy at Komen who was the driving force behind the decision and who used her position and the organization to advance her severe anti-abortion rights political stance, has been fired. I took part in the backlash and pledged to donate $25 to Planned Parenthood, which I did in honor of high school buddy and fellow Tumblr keeper Vianey. To support Planned Parenthood, click here.
Planned Parenthood is the country’s leading provider of and advocate for sexual and reproductive healthcare, education, and information, helping nearly three million Americans each year. According to the totally for-real news source, The Onion, Planned Parenthood also operates an $8 billion, 900,000-square-foot, 2,000-room Abortionplex complete with “coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater… to help clients relax, but to foster a sense of community and make abortion more of a social event.” Literally unbelievable.