They were cured from the notion that they could exercise their right to "Choice" and decline sending more money to Planned Parenthood.
After announcing they were aborting their relationship with PP and vowing, "We will never bow to political pressure," they bowed to political pressure---from the left.
Within 24 hours, a well respected organization was brought to its knees by one of the most corrupt organizations, all because Komen had decided to cancel funding to it.
The far left pro-abortion forces, along with a complicit press and some members of Congress, bludgeoned and bullied Komen. Komen bowed.
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN---you know who they are, unleashed, along with a number of pro-abortion advocates in Congress, a relentless attack, expressing shock, threatening repercussions and demanding Komen reconsider the decision to stop sending money to Planned Parenthood.
Bowing to political and social pressure and bullying, Komen was cured from breaking ranks. Nancy Brinker, Komen Founder, issued a statement the following day after the Planned Parenthood decision, "We apologize to the American public for recent decisions..."
Senator Patty Murray called the reverse, "A huge win."
Megyn Kelly at FOX News aired an interview on Friday discussing the reversal of Komen. I suggest you watch it. There is also a related FOX article you should read.
Komen seemed to leave the door open saying they would honor grants already made to PP, but would look at future requests on a case by case basis.
My guess? They're cured. They will not withhold money from Planned Parenthood in the future. The price is too great.
Some thoughts and questions:
Hopefully this was a learning moment. Last year I wrote an article saying that Komen was sending a substantial amount of money to Planned Parenthood. The reaction from some pro-life leaders was swift and strong. They told me I should not have written that and I was fundamentally wrong.
We now know that it was a little over $700,000 in 2011.
- Should members of Congress be pressuring a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization as to how they should spend the money donated by their donors?
- Were the 26 members of Congress who wrote Komen demanding they reconsider, bullying them, given the amount of power members of Congress can wield?
- What about the "We are the Champions of Choice" the left loves to use in defining themselves? Clearly they only believe in "Choice" when one makes the "politically correct choice."
- Does Planned Parenthood even do breast cancer screening? The abortion advocate interviewed in the Megyn Kelly interview linked above said they did 700,000 screenings last year, then corrected the number to about 140,000. Or do they just refer?
- If Komen is truly committed to curing breast cancer, and I believe they have been, why would they help fund the largest abortion provider in the US when there is scientific linkage between abortion and breast cancer?
I am not suggesting Komen made their decision to sever the relationship with PP on moral or pro-life grounds, however, they did say initially it was because PP was being investigated by Congress.
This episode is revealing.
Both "tolerance" and "choice" are not that at all in the world of secular progressivism.
The smiley faced, "Be tolerant of everyone" and "You have a right to choose" is a facade masking a steel hard, cold, secular agenda that is slowly exchanging the Truth for a lie. And eroding our most fundamental freedoms.
We have seen this in the issue of abortion and we have seen it in the issue of redefining marriage and family.
Whether it is abortion, redefining family, redefining marriage or simply religious freedoms, the assault is under way.
Just last week Nancy Pelosi pledged to stand with President Obama in his war on the Catholic Church over mandating birth control medication in his healthcare scheme, thus forcing them to comply with his healthcare laws or violate their faith and religious beliefs.
In the secularist world you may believe whatever you wish, but if you choose to act on those beliefs, there will be consequences.
Nancy Pelosi called President Obama "courageous" for his stand against the Catholic Church.
In a better time, those who stood for morality and Truth were called "courageous." Now those who seek to destroy the foundations of this great nation and the basis of its freedoms are considered "courageous."
King Belshazzer is one of the most tragic figures in Old Testament history. The book of Daniel records that he was, "Weighed in the balances and found wanting." And his country was destroyed.
Unless this country fundamentally changes and turns toward the God who gave us our freedoms and liberty---we will be found wanting and will cease to be free.
The handwriting is on the wall.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed. Be Free.