Birth control is rapidly gaining steam as an election-year wedge issue, with Jewish advocates lobbying out front and behind the scenes in what is shaping up as a clash between calls for individual freedom and religious liberty.
It took just hours for the protests against Susan G. Komen for the Cure to begin, and they quickly took on the fury and form of a full-blown movement. Online petitions were started. Calls poured forth like an avalanche to withhold donations from the organization for its de-funding of Planned Parenthood, and money was pledged to Parenthood to make up for it. And on Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube, the shock and anger was palpable.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood.Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood. In a statement posted Friday morning on its website, Komen's founder and chief executive officer Nancy Brinkner said the organization was revising a rule that had earlier been used to disqualify Planned Parenthood from receiving a grant.