This is the email I sent in protest to Susan G. Komen:
"Yesterday, I found out that my grandmother has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Since several other women in my family have also suffered from breast cancer, and since it has been over a year since my last breast exam, I contacted my usual provider to schedule one.
Today, I read an article on NPR that indicated your charity is cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood. I URGE you to reconsider. For most of the past ten years, I have been without insurance. During this time, I depended on the services provided by Planned Parenthood. I am shocked and dismayed that a charity that claims to support women's fight against breast cancer would stop funding one of the best outlets that low-income and uninsured women have for early detection. This decision goes against everything your organization claims to be about. Until and unless you reverse this decision, I will channel my donations and volunteer activities toward Planned Parenthood. They are the organization that demonstrates time and again that women's health comes first."