I spoke with a friend of mine today. She, too, is a breast cancer survivor. Stage 3, very serious. She was very poor at the time of her diagnosis, and her cancer was found during a screening mammogram through PP. Without that mammogram, she'd likely be dead. I was already pissed, but this really tips me over the edge. A mammogram found my cancer as well, and I was stage 2. I was fortunate that I could afford to fund my own test. Without screening mammograms available for folks without money, they will likely find out about their disease too late. Gah!!! This level of ignorance is utterly baffling to me. Planned Parenthood does so much good for our young women, in so very many ways. Can you just see it? They're so against abortion, calling it murder, but they'll be essentially murdering existing women with cancer. I don't know if I'm being too alarmist, but that's how it feels to me.
My mother and I are both quite strapped for money these days, but Planned Parenthood (which is already a group we support) will be getting more money when we can afford it.