Friday, February 3, 2012

A Very Powerful Message

We at MWPC were thrilled to learn today that the Susan G. Komen Foundation has reversed its decision to withdraw its funding of Planned Parenthood. Their original decision was inherently harmful to women's health and we are pleased that the Komen Foundation listened to advocates and revised their decision in order to continue to provide funding for breast cancer screenings. The events since they announced their plans to withdraw funding have sent a very important message to anti-choice advocates: women will not allow political motivations to trump our health. We send our most sincere congratulations to Planned Parenthood and our most sincere thanks to everyone who spoke out in defense of this outstanding organization that is so crucial to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of women across the country. This was just one battle along what has proven to be a very long road, so we ask that you continue to stand with Planned Parenthood. We know we will.