From Frugivore — Five high-ranking executives of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation have resigned from their positions since the aftermath of the organization’s decision to eliminate its funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), which it later reversed and restored. Komen spokesperson Leslie Aun shared the following in response to inquiries about the resignations.

“Obviously, we know some folks are upset. We’ve certainly seen that,” Aun stated. “We know people have been upset by the recent events, but most really do recognize the importance of our work.”

Indeed, Komen has invested more than 1.9 billion in breast cancer research and activism. It’s currently the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, working together to save lives, empower people, fight for quality healthcare, and support scientists pursuing breast cancer cures.

Point blank, Komen has been there for countless women, many of who were shocked to hear it would even consider defunding Planned Parenthood. But nonetheless, a controversial and unpopular decision doesn’t take away the fact that Komen has empowered and assisted women and families all over the world battling breast cancer. And for that reason alone, perhaps we should consider the path of forgiveness.

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  • Greg

    Does Komen Finally Deserve Forgiveness?
    Um, who’ll wear hoodies for the thousands of fetal Trayvon Martins killed daily in the black community?

    No Komen deserves respect for their attempt to stop funding Planned Parenthood in the first place since PP wasn’t actually doing what they were receiving funding for and not referrals.

    At this point they deserve condemnation for their lack of backbone. The people running the organization now will suffer smaller funding since many were not aware of their close ties with PP and now are. This was a banner year for fundraising due to the controversy and the inclusion of conservative $upport when they bucked the “system”. The years to follow however will see the avg returns fall coinciding w/ the general support that abortion and PP has been losing yr-to-yr.

  • Donald K Sumner

    No. Give you funds DIRECTLY to Planned Parenthood. Thank you.