Congressman John Fleming, M.D., (LA-4) released the following statement today in response to the furor created by Planned Parenthood and its pro-abortion supporters over a private organization's funding decisions:
"Here's what we learned from the so-called pro-choice movement this week: a private organization should not have a choice about where to donate its own funds. Under extreme pressure from the left, the non-profit, non-partisan Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation was ridiculed for not complying with the dogma of Planned Parenthood. The pro-abortion intolerance is at times breathtaking and disturbing. By threatening Komen, it became clearthat pro-abortion supporters were more than willing to jettison women's health issues in favor of blind support for the nation's largest provider ofabortions.
"Planned Parenthood and its liberal supporters showed their true colors this week: intimidation. With shrillness and threats, they took aim at a cancer foundation because it exercised its right to choose. Intimidation is always the tool of thedesperate."