Phew — Now If We Can Get Komen to Focus on Prevention as well as Cure

The Susan G. Komen foundation just released a letter stating that they will continue to fund Planned Parenthood. Well, that’s a relief, but only a small one for me. The big thing I worry about in cancer activism is that the corporate influence is pushing us to look too much toward treatment and not enough at prevention. But that’s a story for another day. Today’s story is that the Sisterhood of American women and its supporters are still strong enough to carry the day and Planned Parenthood will continue to provide needed medical care for women.

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2 responses

  1. Thanks for updating this story. It shows (again) the value of active resistance rather than mere resignation.

    My reaction is also that some zealots in the so-called “pro-life” movement are not really interested in “life” (since they would jeopardize low-income women’s prospects of detecting and treating breast cancer) but instead are really focused on forcing their religous views on the entire population.

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