Joie (hymnia) wrote in feminists4life,

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Komen and PP's messy break up

Surely you all have heard the news by now, but if not:

So what do you think? Did Komen make the right decision? Is the backlash fair or unfair?

This is pretty close to what I think:

I realize that Planned Parenthood provides valuable services, and abortion may well be only a small part of what they do, but I also feel there have been valid concerns brought up against them (the most egregious being the accusations that they cover up--or at least don't adequately investigate--evidence of sexual abuse and statutory rape). They are not above reproach, and I think it's fair to say "We will refrain from giving them funding until investigations have been made."

It also gives me hope (thought a faint one, I admit), that we may see some voice given to the idea that reproductive services do not *have* to be tied to abortion. That is, it may provide an opportunity for other non-profits that *aren't* tied to the abortion rights movement to step up and provide the kinds of valuable services that PP is supposed to be so great at providing.

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