Friday, February 3, 2012

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation Backs Down to Planned Parenthood Bullying

WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) - In a one sentence tweet the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation revealed another dimension of the growing epidemic of bullying in the United States, bullying by Planned Parenthood. The tweet simply said, "We want to apologize for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives."

Like millions of other Pro-Life people, I received the news that Planned Parenthood had prevailed in this entire struggle with deep disappointment. I admired the courage originally displayed by this Foundation. It does such important work.

I also knew that any financial loss they might have incurred from Planned Parenthood bullying would have been far exceeded by contributions from the Defenders of the Right to Life who admired their proper decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood.

Komen had given over half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood this year alone. The money was supposed to be used for the noble purpose of breast cancer screening and breast health services. When they announced they would no longer grant Planned Parenthood any funds because they were under investigation, Planned Parenthood cried foul.

Planned Parenthood is the subject of a Congressional investigation for using tax payer funds for abortion services. In fact, there is a cloud over much of their operation for good reason.

The head of Planned Parenthood's digital bullying effort told the New York Times, "I think this was a tipping point for us. I think something has happened, where people are upset that two great organizations that have this shared mission were now in this difficult position. And so, we have been seeing that response through our supporters, some of whom were not our supporters before Tuesday afternoon."

Sadly, the epidemic of bullying seems to continue, unabated. Now, the largest abortion provider in the United States has displayed a digital form of bullying which should cause grave concern to all people of good will. Under its unrelenting media pressure, the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation has backed down.

Planned Parenthood blamed the decision by the Susan G Komen Foundation to cease giving it grants on "anti-abortion activists". That means people who insist that the child in the womb is our neighbor. People who reject the profane idea that killing our first neighbors can ever be a "right" since it is always wrong to take innocent human life. People who defend the fundamental Human Right to Life of every person, no matter how small.

When an organization like Planned Parenthood receives a grant - or a subsidy - it may argue that it uses that particular money for a purpose other than the taking of innocent life through abortion, but the argument is a ruse. It is a deadly shell game. Money is fungible, or interchangeable. The very fact that the money came in allows other funds to be used for providing abortions.

Planned Parenthood is built on a lie. They dress themselves up as a "Health Care Provider" and include the taking of the lives of innocent children in the womb as a "service" under their offering of "reproductive services".

They have insinuated themselves into the global delivery of "medical services" and receive massive government funding. Included in these purported "medical services" is the killing of children in the womb through intentional abortion. It is the worst kind of child abuse. Abortion is lethal form of bullying.

No matter where you look these days there is a news report, commentary, study or conference on the growing National epidemic of bullying. One television network recently aired a multi-platform series on bullying. The National Education Association released statistics in 2010 indicating that every day 160,000 children miss school out of fear of some form of bullying, verbal, physical or cyber-bullying.

Bullying is a problem, but it is not a new phenomenon. It does appear to be on the increase and concern over bullying is legitimate. I have raised five children and now have six grandchildren. I have had to deal with the horrible effects of bullying in my effort to be a good father and grandfather.

Bullies are bred. Bullying is a symptom and not a disease. I have long contended there is a connection between abortion on demand and the increase of bullying.

We have lost the sense of the dignity of every human person as an unrepeatable gift from God. People are now objects of use, property not persons. This is a root of bullying and contributes to the growth of this behavior.

Now, Planned Parenthood has proven this point. Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation has backed down in the face of Planned Parenthood bullying.

Bullying begins in the womb. There, in the first home of the human race children are brutally bullied to death. They cannot be heard in their resistance. An entire class of persons relegated to the status of personal property can be disposed of for any reason by those more powerful.

These children are our first neighbors in the first home of the whole human race. They are killed by chemicals and surgical strikes and evicted from their first homes. That evil behavior is protected by the positive law and enforced by the police power of a State which has lost its soul.

In the words of now Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, "Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. ...I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child." It is time to get to the root of bullying. It begins in the womb and manifests itself in a culture of death and use.

I encourage our readers to pray for the leadership of Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation. I was taught as a child to never back down from a bully because it will only make matters worse. I still believe it.

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