Boise's Channel 7 ran a story
on Planned Parenthood's outrage over being dropped by the Komen Foundation. The impression they convey is that all of the Treasure Valley is up in arms because the local abortion clinic will no longer receive money raised under the auspices of "fighting breast cancer". Perhaps local donors will no longer be interested in finding a cure.
It has long been a curiosity that Komen got involved with the Abortion Industry in the first place. Setting aside the growing body of research which shows a linkage between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer - the simple truth is that Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms. The money they've been getting from Komen is in the form of "pass-through grants", whatever that is. (There is an informative article on this point now up on LifeNews.Com). The local news "reporter" failed to ask anything about Planned Parenthood's ability to actually screen for breast cancer. They simply gave Planned Parenthood staff the chance to publicly chastise and threaten Komen.
Channel 7 also failed to contact this organization for a fuller explanation of the upside for Komen. While there may be abortion zealots who are offended about not simultaneously helping kill babies while supporting cancer research - many in the pro-Life movement are energized. In fact, Komen is reporting that its donations have doubled since the announcement. That was, apparently, too much information to share with viewers in Idaho.
In truth, Channel 7 - the "Idaho News Leader" - rarely covers the pro-Life movement, despite the views and values of an overwhelming majority of its audience. How sad.