"I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live..." Deut 30:19
After watching the following news clip in which Karen Handel was interviewed about her role in the SGK - PP debacle, it became apparent to me that Susan G. Komen has indeed caved into the pressure of the culture of death, and they have reluctantly offered Handel to Planned Parenthood as the sacrificial lamb to seal the deal. Though Handel still sings the praises of the Komen organization, the distilled message is clear. Komen would prefer to exist as an organization of illusory support than to actually take a real stand for the health and well being of all women.
We cannot support an organization that would be willing to compromise so easily. They know about the Planned Parenthood controversy, and I would wage that they also realize the connection between the widespread services Planned Parenthood provides, namely contraceptives and abortion, and the increase in the risk for developing breast cancer as a result of these practices. The parallel between the figurative cancer of Planned Parenthood itself and the actual cancer it effectively perpetuates is profound, and I think that SGK was able to draw that connection last week.
As the procedure to remove the cancerous relationship began, SGK quickly realized that the disease had spread much more aggressively than they had thought, and that in order to save themselves they would have to make some sacrifices that they were simply unwilling to make.
They were presented with a choice. They could either downsize their organization and build it up again properly with the support of those who value life, or they could continue to exist with the cancer that would continue to slowly poison their organization from the inside out.
By reversing its decision to cut Planned Parenthood's funding, Susan G. Komen chose death, an agonizing death that will painfully and dramatically continue to eat away at their organization and all those who are affiliated with it.
They will never be able to fight cancer as long as they keep allowing it to fester within their own organization.