by Nathan A. Cherry, 02/01/2012
Martinsburg, WV – If you pay any attention to the news at all you have read at least one headline in the last 12 hours on the breaking news that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has decided to defund Planned Parenthood and dissolve its relationship with America’s largest abortion business. This news is both shocking and extremely exciting for anyone that has been disappointed by Komen’s ongoing relationship with a business that helps cause the very thing Komen seeks to cure: breast cancer.
So you can just imagine the shock waves rippling through the pro-life world and media as this news continues to be a topic of conversation. You know it must be big news when even Christianity Today posts an article and The Gospel Coalition carries a post on the story. Let me see if I can get you up to speed with what has taken place from a number of reliable sources.
The Blaze is reporting that the main reason for the separation between the two groups is the investigation of Planned Parenthood by Congress that is currently underway. According to the most recent story by The Blaze, Komen’s funding policy does not allow funding to any group that is under investigation on the local, state, or federal level:
“Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress… Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. According to Komen, this applies to Planned Parenthood because it’s the focus of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., seeking to determine whether public money was improperly spent on abortions.”
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.