Leave it to liberals to turn something as simple as defunding an organization that gives medical care to low-income women into something political.
Yet that's exactly what's happened. In case you haven't heard, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a major breast cancer research foundation, briefly decided to cut funding for Planned Parenthood because they forgot that a lot of women still like to do what they want with their uteruses.
But fear not, Godless abortionites — it looks like you've won this round. Karen Handel, the Georgia Republican blamed for Komen's Planned Parenthood decision, has ceded to public pressure and resigned from the foundation…
In her resignation letter, posted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Handel writes, "I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve … What was a thoughtful and thoroughly reviewed decision [to sever ties with Planned Parenthood] — one that would have indeed enabled Komen to deliver even greater community impact — has unfortunately been turned into something about politics."
She's right, her decision to defund Planned Parenthood was never about politics. It's just like her decision to run for governor of Georgia on an anti-Planned Parenthood platform. But I'm sure these crazy liberal activists would love to turn her run for governor into "something about politics" too.
In fact, can you name me any conservative who's tried to turn Planned Parenthood into a political issue? (Except for this guy — come on, people, he's suffered enough.)
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Tags: Liberals, Planned Parenthood, Women's Rights