First, it was politicians trying to completely defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level. Because, ya know, Planned Parenthood is building an “$8 million abortion complex” according to Rep. John Fleming (R), of Louisiana. Too bad he believes everything he reads, as this was a well known story from the parody news site, The Onion.
Next thing you know, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity made a big mistake that is still haunting them today. They decided to stop funding breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood because they also perform abortions. This made women come out in droves – denying poor & uninsured women free early detection breast cancer screenings just because PP performs abortions (only 3%, not the 90% proclaimed by Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona) – was seen by many as a political move. After complaints were delivered to Komen from around the world, they changed their mind, and the woman who had the not-so-bright idea resigned, but the damage done still lingers today.