Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thank You Susan G. Komen

Just a quick shout out to the Susan G. Komen foundation and all those anti-choice people out there (I'm looking at you Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League) for making my decision to give Planned Parenthood of Illinois my money a little bit easier. I usually give money to several charities throughout the year. Some of them are services I use, like NPR. Some of them are organizations friends and family are involved in like the American Red Cross (go Dad and Uncle Tim) or the Girl Scouts (can't wait for cookie time Eva Kay). I've even been known to be a sap and purchase stuff with proceeds going to a charity even though I know little of that money actually finds it way back - like Susan G. Komen pink ribbon stuff.

But you know what? Since you bowed to political pressure to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, Susan, you won't be getting my dollars, and I'm seriously going to find a way to pull that pink ribbon off my gym bag. I'm glad being "politically correct" is more important to you than women's health. Which is a little weird given your mission.

Thanks to you, I've just sent $50 to Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Easiest, best 50 bucks I've spent in a long time.

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