The anti-abortionists are out in full force and whining because people were outraged enough to make Komen soften their stance. Apparently Komen is immune to criticism because…umm, well, I’m sure there’s a good reason, but they’ll have to get back to us on that.
Oh, Newt Gingrich has weighed in:
“I think it’s unfortunate,” he said of the reversal regarding grants to Plannt Parenthood. “I think that they were beginning to make progress. Planned Parenthood needs to split into two totally separate organizations because what it does today is it takes money for seemingly positive health things to sustain the largest abortion clinics in America. Planned Parenthood performs more abortions than any other institution in the United States. The money is all fungible. So when you lure people in for women’s health needs, and by the way, right down the hall you have an abortion clinic, I think that’s inappropriate and think if Planned Parenthood is going to get any kind of help, they ought to split into two agencies. As president, I would eliminate all Planned Parenthood funding and transfer it to an adoption service to give young women the choice of life rather than death as a part of their future. And I think in that in that sense Planned Parenthood does not do the public a good service when it actively encourages abortions.”
All the more reason to support Planned Parenthood.