Recently in the news the breast cancer awareness charity Susan G. Komen has found themselves under fire. Susan G. Komen used to give grant money to Planned Parenthood, a place where women can do all things from receive birth control to get a mammogram and now Susan G. Komen has pulled their grant money from them.
Mollie Williams, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter and Dr. Kathy Plesser a radiologist on the Komen medical board said they plan to resign in protest of the money getting pulled from Planned Parenthood.
Susan G. Komen released a statement saying, “That we have adopted a new rule against partnering with organizations that are under investigation.” Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation by Congress.
The article said that women’s health groups and the public are really pushing for Susan G. Komen to reverse its decision and continue to support Planned Parenthood.
In my opinion, I think they should reverse their decision! I mean Planned Parenthood is a place where women can get checked for breast cancer if maybe they can’t afford to go somewhere else and isn’t that was Susan G. Komen stresses to get checked, get your daughters checked etc.
Do you think this was a bad PR move on the part of Susan G. Komen? Do you think that they will reverse their choice to take away the grant money?
After I got done writing this and posting it, Susan G. Komen decided to reverse their decision and decide to continue to fund Planned Parenthood. Komen apologized to Planned Parenthood after the article said, “massive public backlash.” Now that is fast PR.
Here is the article showing more information about the reversal of the decision.