Waving White Flags

Posted on February 3, 2012 by

The power of Planned Parenthood is astouding:

Caught in a maelstrom of public reaction to its decision to cease funding Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation announced Friday that it would reverse course.

Komen will no longer bar organizations that are under government investigation from applying for grants. As a result, Planned Parenthood — which is the focus of a House probe over whether it has used federal funds to pay for abortions — will once more be eligible for Komen grants.

“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” the Komen foundation announced in a statement Friday morning.

Since when did providing funds for abortion count as “saving lives”? The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a privately run organization, is it not? Private enterprises have the right to freely give– or withdraw– any money to any other organization or cause as they see fit.

Unless you’re pandering, of course.