Sunday, June 10, 2012
Giving to a charity is like investing money, reputation is everything. The Komen Foundation has ruined theirs. When you accept money for one purpose and use it for another purpose entirely, especially one as controversial as Planned Parenthood then you are just asking for trouble. They're not dead yet and I'm sure they'll struggle along for a while with government and other grants, but the small giver, the ones they depend on to keep the lights on, have been reduced by over half. Komen was a good single purpose health charity with no taint of politics whatsoever. Planned Parenthood is first and foremost a political organization with a high profile, divisive agenda. Plus they've been exposed in the news these past three years doing some very unethical and illegal things such as helping pimps run a string of underage prostitutes. Something like that doesn't exactly endear you to middle America.
Regardless how you may feel about abortion, and I'm not against it in all circumstances, it's the "false flag" misrepresentation that is the issue. They should have never gotten involved with PP to begin with. The Komen Foundation was terribly naive to believe Planned Parenthood was just another women's "heath services provider". When the crap hit the fan where did PP go? They went straight for the political arena to Komen's chagrin and surprise. I cannot imagine a better way to commit institutional suicide that to do what Komen did. The Komen folks may know all about running a charity but they obviously know dick about politics, and it's going to cost them. They have killed this charity.
Posted by "The Hammer" at 6/10/2012