SOURCE: American Life League

February 02, 2012 18:19 ET

American Life League: Planned Parenthood Throws Komen Under the (Pink) Bus

STAFFORD, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced this week that it will no longer fund Planned Parenthood Federation of America, stating that the change is due in part to a new grants policy that denies funds to organizations that are under investigation at the federal, state, or local level. PPFA is currently the focus of a congressional investigation, and multiple affiliates are under state investigations. Planned Parenthood operatives are lashing out at Komen across the Internet and throughout the media, in what appears to be a coordinated effort to paint Komen's policy as cowardly and politically motivated.

Paul E. Rondeau, executive director for American Life League, issued this statement:

"This proves what a dangerous friend Planned Parenthood can be for anyone with even a modicum of scruples. They unleash the dogs of war against Komen when they clearly brought this upon themselves. Komen was forced to cut ties due to Planned Parenthood's mounting pile of dirty laundry: Komen did not cause multiple criminal investigations, establish a pattern of avoiding laws meant to protect children from child predators, or get caught over-billing and defrauding the government when state audits were conducted. Komen is not to blame for Planned Parenthood's deteriorating brand.

American Life League published research last summer revealing that Komen affiliates had awarded $629,159 to Planned Parenthood affiliates for "breast health." Let's not forget that the only breast cancer "screening" Planned Parenthood affiliates are qualified to give is the same manual exam most women do at home in their shower. Contrary to false public statements made last year by Cecile Richards, president of PPFA, Planned Parenthood facilities do not provide mammograms.

Politicians in Planned Parenthood's pocket, like these 22 pro-abortion U.S. Senators reportedly calling on Komen to reverse course, might want to heed what is currently happening. Komen did not side with pro-lifers. Yet, since Komen is no longer financially useful, Planned Parenthood is not only throwing it under the pink bus, Planned Parenthood is driving the bus."

Media inquiries, please contact Paul E. Rondeau at 540-659-4171 or prondeau@ALL.org

American Life League, founded in 1979 by Judie Brown, is the nation's oldest Catholic pro-life advocacy and education organization. More information can be found at ALL.org or by calling 540.659.4171.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Paul E. Rondeau
    Executive Director
    American Life League
    Phone: (540) 659-4942
    E-Mail: prondeau@all.org