Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Susan G. Komen gets around

Maybe it's because I'm so bothered by the link between Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen that I'm now noticing all the sponsors.  Recently I noticed that my beloved Cheerios jumped in bed with Planned Parenthood.  Arghhhhhhhhhhhh...  General Mills (maker of Cheerios) is in fact on board with Susan G. Komen and ultimately Planned Parenthood.  This feels like it's the kids helping kids to die campaign, great son let's buy cheerios so money can go to ensure you have less friends.
What's odd is that upon speaking with General Mills they tried to assure me that their donation to Susan G. Komen is only done with strict guidelines to support the Komen efforts with breast cancer solely.  Which is ultimately the promise of the Susan G Komen funding agreement to Planned Parenthood.  Everyone is trying to assure me that none of my dollars will go to funding abortion, but they all confirm the fact that my dollars are in fact going to Planned Parenthood.   Hmmmm...is this the same Planned Parenthood that provides abortions?  I wonder if General Mills really believes it's possible for Komen or Planned Parenthood to separate their funding?  How and in what universe can you separate funding?  This reminds me of past conversations with parents about child support payments and the question I've heard over the years as to how one can parent can assure that their child support payment goes "only" to the kids.  The answer has and will always be that you can't separate the two, well as long as they both reside under the same roof.   Same principle applies to Planned Parenthood, until they open breast cancer only clinics with a separate staff and corporate structure.  You CANNOT separate your donated dollars from the abortion side. Then again, if it was that separate you most likely wouldn't call it Planned Parenthood would you?.  How about the name, "National Breast Cancer Foundation"?  Wait that's already taken. 

Well this sucks since I can no longer buy Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  What else does General Mills make that I need to avoid now?



  1. I understand how you feel. I find out the Breast Cancer Site, the one you click everyday to help give women free mammograms?, well they get support from Planned Parenthood. Maybe that's different. But General Mills giving to SGK, that's sad.

    Now about separating funds....it will never happen. Impossible. Those same clinics that give free mammos or reduced cost mammos are the same ones slaughtering babies.

  2. How hard would it be for another breast cancer group, like Avon to structure a breast cancers screening network? I can't imagine it being too hard to pool together "real" medical clinics to provide breast cancer screenings at reduced prices or subsidized by donations through Avon's efforts.


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