Sunday, 5 February 2012

Planned Parenthood is LGBT-friendly

After all that outcry over the attempt by the Susan G Komen Foundation to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer checkups, which quite rightly ended in a giant economy size helping of stale egg being applied directly to the faces of the ultra-right wing creeps now running the Foundation. Not that they have changed their policy, they've just reworded it. Planned Parenthood can apply for future grants, but there's no guarantee they'll get a penny out of it.

Just to be clear about this: the vast majority of Planned Parenthood's activity isn't in abortion or even providing contraception or advice. It's in screening poor women for breast cancer.So if you're in the USA, give directly to PP, and drop Komen like a hot brick. If you need an extra reason, Komen has poured over $22 million into useless CAM (and they can't even spell 'complementary' right) since 1997. Plus that whole pink ribbon thing is really suspicious, when you look closer at it:

Need any more reasons for supporting Planned Parenthood? How about this: they're LGBTQ-friendly. They are so friendly that, not only do they not give a fuck about who or what you are, they even give advice specifically directed at youngsters with questions in the area. Go to their website and click on 'Teens' to find it.

So PP isn't just helping poor women, although that's already a huge "just". They're also helping LGBT people who otherwise might have trouble finding a doctor who's understanding, or just plain competent.

Thanks to the ever-vigilant Buck Angel for asking that important question on Twitter.

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