A spokesman for
Virginia-based American Life League believes the announced
departure this week of the two top executives of the Susan G. Komen
Foundation, following a year of controversy, spells out Komen's
direction for the future.
The president and the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are
both stepping down from their roles, it
was announced on Wednesday. President Liz Thompson will leave
Komen next month, and founder Nancy Brinker will move to a role
focused on fundraising and strategic planning for the breast cancer
Komen ran into problems earlier this year when it stopped
funding various Planned Parenthood projects. That move was quickly
followed by accolades from numerous pro-life groups -- but then
the federally funded abortion-provider unleashed a campaign that
resulted in Komen backtracking
on its decision and resuming funding.
American Life League's (ALL) Paul
Rondeau tells OneNewsNow that Planned Parenthood, in reaction to
Thompson's and Brinker's departure, is now talking about their
"profound contributions to women's healthcare."
"It is obvious to me that Komen has lost their way," says
Rondeau, "and now they're forced to sit on the fence with Planned
Parenthood and not know which direction they can go in the future
-- because they certainly can't claim to be pro-life when they're
funding the biggest abortion store in the world, Planned
Rondeau says there is no doubt Komen has made a critical
decision and is "going to jump fully into bed" with Planned
"It is a travesty for women's health and it is a warning to
every other organization that truly cares about the health of
women," argues the ALL spokesman. "If you get in bed with Planned
Parenthood, it's like joining the mob -- they will tellyouwhen
you're done; you will not ever tell them."
Organizers of the Komen Race for the Cure events that account
for most of the charity's fundraising say participation declined by
as much as 30 percent -- and so did the funds.