I’m walking the 3day this year for the third time. The abortion issue has always bothered me. I have prayed about it a lot. On the walk I see women, mothers of small children, and some using walkers or wheelchairs, trying to get in a few miles each day. I see families of women who have died and I walk with a man whose wife died. It’s very emotional. They raised over $90 Million last year. Something like $6 hundred thousand went to PP. That was $6 thousand too much. They claimed it was given to PP so that PP would refer the women who come to them to get mammograms. They no longer will give money to those who refer to others but directly to the providers. It is now possible to get free mammograms and I have to think that’s because of Komen. It is now likely that a woman who gets breast cancer will survive. That wasn’t true ten years ago. I’m not a walker because I’m a huge supporter of Komen but I am and have been impressed with the organization. It’s been a great experience. As I was coming out of church one day troubling in my mind about the issue, I realized that there is money being given to the Catholic Church that ends up in the pockets of PP. Its all around us. I have to find the good in the person/organization/situation and go with that rather than wait for perfection to hit me in the face. So I walk with precious feet and wearing the t-shirt that says, “Everyone deserves a lifetime.” I have a rosary hanging from my lumbar pack and devotions on my iPhone. It’s been a very positive experience to train for and walk this walk.
opps. I really need to proof read. It’s six hundred thousand too much.