The Misinformed Knee-Jerk Outrage

The Komen Cave-In

How the masses have such short memories.

The last 24 hours has revealed the very ugly reality of what happens with the Left and the Abortion supporters do not get their way. From hacking Komen’s website to altering their Wiki-page. Ignore that Planned Parenthood doesn’t actually perform mammograms. Ignore this was never would have jeopardized any ‘poor women’ or their health, but instead sent funding directly to mammogram providers. Ignore Planned Parenthood is already under investigation for the way it uses and disperses its funding. Ignore the multiple stings done exposing Planned Parenthood across the country.

Komen’s decision to re-target their grant was going to kill poor women! How dare they run their business as they see fit! The hyperbole and knee-jerk outrage was astounding — as was the degree to which those reactions were filled with misinformation. At the end of it all, those who support abortion made it very clear to the rest of us: Give us your free money. Or else.

I guess we shouldn’t have been so shocked at the veracity of the reaction from the Left and pro-aborts, we’ve seen it before:

As James Taranto wrote:

“Planned Parenthood’s bitter campaign against Komen–aided by left-liberal activists and media–is analogous to a protection racket: Nice charity you’ve got there. It’d be a shame if anything happened to it. The message to other Planned Parenthood donors is that if they don’t play nice and keep coughing up the cash, they’ll get the Komen treatment.”

Reminds me of the reaction when Lowes pulled its ads from TLC’s fantastic flop attempt at a Cosby-like version of Islam, “All American Muslim”.  Komen has every right to operate and spend their money where they think it best serves their purposes. Even pro-abortion people should be outraged by what has transpired. My position on both is very similar to this Blog post by Carrie Lukas:

“Give money to support Planned Parenthood if you are disappointed that they are losing this source of revenue; give money to Susan Komen Foundation to show support for their decision to sever ties with Planned Parenthood. And in fact, both groups have reported a spike in individual giving.

This is how the marketplace should work. You can agree or disagree with the decisions made by private entities, whether it’s the Komen Foundation or a private business, and judge them on their policies and the company they keep. If you don’t like a charity’s decision to support another organization, then it’s your prerogative to not give money to that charity. If you don’t like how one company behaves, take your business elsewhere. It is still (for the most part at least) a free country.”

I’ll be exercising my consumer ability to choose where I send my charitable donations. I have no choice (yet) about my tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood, but I can keep other places I used to donate to from giving to them. You can too.  If you donated to Komen in the past few days and want a refund:

Telephone: 1.877.GO.KOMEN


About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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