Friday, February 3, 2012

The Right Thing

You got to hand it to them - the Komen Foundation did the right thing by reversing their truly awful decision to suspend grants to Planned Parenthood.  And it only took three days (and $2,000,000 unsolicited dollars to P.P.). I may be naive, but I think it has something to do with it being run by a woman (if not naive, at least sexist, but the right way :).  Women work more collaboratively together, tending to seek cohesion.

It's the right decision, hopefully for at least some of the right reasons.  The Foundation took a body blow and definitely bruised their stellar image.  What were they thinking.  It's scary to think how strong the "pro-life" (read: pro-birth, not life, because once born, quickly abandoned by the policymakers, especially if born to a family in poverty) movement has become.

I hope this is a lesson to other organizations about the power of people to organize and speak out, non-violently.

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