By Tom Quiner
It hit me like a ton of bricks today: I’m the exact same age my Mom was when she died. And that’s young.
Today’s news headlines jarred my memories of the painful loss of Mom to breast cancer nearly a quarter of a century ago. You see, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has decided to restore its financial commitment to Planned Parenthood after pulling it just two days ago.
For the record, the Komen group is doing good work in trying to screen women for breast cancer and catch it early.
I commend their efforts in light of the loss of one of the most beautiful human beings I’ve ever known, Lucille Quiner. (For the record, she’s one of the most beautiful human beings YOU would ever know, and that’s not just my familial bias talking.)
What I would give to have just one more day with her, even a minute. I can’t put a value on what that would mean to me.
Mom was a giver. Nothing was about her, it was always about others.
She was a peacemaker in an extended family like most, that required peacemakers. (Her brother and his family of five kids lived next to her mother-in-law. Need I say more?)
She loved God. She loved her husband. She loved her kids.
She made my Dad a better man … and a better father.
Have I made my case that my Mom was one of God’s special people?
That brings me back to Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood kills human beings by the thousands daily through the abortions they perform on healthy women and their healthy babies. They’ve made billions over the years one death at a time.
Supposedly, they offset this in other ways by providing other beneficial services to women. That assumption is called into doubt by the video above produced by Live Action Films.
Susan G. Komen did the right thing when they disassociated themselves from Planned Parenthood. They squandered that goodwill when they caved to Planned Parenthood’s destructive PR campaign against them and restored funding.
An organization that could have saved my Mom’s life in 1978 gives money to an organization that kills hundreds of thousands of babies a year for the money.
The trade off isn’t worth it.
I will not support Susan G. Komen.
I ask you to not support them either. Let them know that you’re ready to open your checkbook to them the day, but not a minute sooner, that they definitively cut their ties with Planned Parenthood.
Until that day, I will oppose them. I hope you do too.