WOMEN’S HEALTH WEDNESDAY
So in case you missed it, something real big happened in the world of women’s health news this week. The Susan G Komen for the Cure foundation is one of the nation’s largest breast cancer prevention and advocacy organizations. Its founder and CEO is a politician who served under the Bush administration. For the past few years the foundation has given huge grants to Planned Parenthood to provide breast cancer screenings to uninsured women. Yesterday, the foundation succumbed to pressure from anti-abortion protesters and cut all funding to Planned Parenthood.
And a lot of people got mad. Including this co-creator of The Daily Show, featured in this video.
To quote Patrick Hurd, CEO of Planned Parenthood in Southeastern Virgina, whose wife is currently battling breast cancer, “Cancer doesn’t care if you’re pro-choice, anti-abortion, progressive, conservative. Victims of cancer could care less about people’s politics.”