Skip to comments.Komen apologizes for 'recent decisions,' pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood
Posted on 02/03/2012 8:33:19 AM PST by alancarp
Komen for the Cure just released the following statement from Nancy Brinker and the Susan G. Komen Board of Directors:
We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives.
The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.
Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.
Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.
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Yeah, I got one.
Whoops, I’m late. Banned hours ago.
Huh? Are they really claiming that donating to PP is non-political? My Lord, they must think we're stupid.
That is so ridiculous.
This MUST be the true argument we put forward. Captain, you said to use "logic" about this point. Here is the logic. When the Roe vs. Wade decision was presented to the USSC it was stated as a right for a woman who had been the victim of rape or incest. Jean McCorvey - Jane Roe - had initially tried to get an abortion in Texas, where it was outlawed unless the life of the mother was threatened (something ALL states provided for). She was denied, so she was talked into being a plaintiff for those who wanted to bring a challenge all the way to the Supreme Court. She had initially said she had been raped, so they started the local proceedings on those grounds. What she later admitted was that she had not been raped, but had consensual sex and did not want to go through another unwanted pregnancy. Her first child had been given up for adoption. This did not stop her attorneys in their crusade, they had bigger plans anyway.
As it turned out, the trials delayed any findings for her and she went through the pregnancy and gave this child up for adoption, too. Ms. McCorvey has since become a Christian and she regrets deeply what she was used to do. She works for Crisis Pregnancy ministries helping women in unplanned pregnancies to choose life for their children.
Now all that happened in 1973 to make abortion "legal" throughout the country started with a lie. The lie that the conditions of how a child was conceived, could determine if the mother could legally end its life. Roe vs. Wade started out being a law that made abortion legal conditional upon a "trimester" scale. A companion case, Doe Vs. Bolton, defined the conditions for a woman to legally end her child's life and it has basically been eroded through the years so much that a woman can have an abortion at any time in her pregnancy - even in the ninth month - and for any reason. We have what is called abortion on demand in this country. And it all started based upon a woman who was pregnant because of rape.
When the justices decided rape or incest could be an "exception", then the argument stopped being about the states "compelling" interest in protecting the life of an innocence human being and the right to life of another human being, to a woman's right to choose whether or not she wanted to continue to allow the child already conceived to live. Her "right to privacy" was invoked, from "a penumbra of an emanation" of there being such a right in the Constitution. This presumed right to privacy superseded the right to life.
Now, in some people's world this is acceptable. Where I see it heading is this "right" - which has terminated the lives of nearly 60 MILLION Americans, so far - will give way to the rights of your children to not be burdened with you when you are too old to take care of yourself and they don't want their inheritance to be eaten up by nursing homes. You, in your time, had the right to end their lives if it was "inconvenient" for you. They may soon be able to reciprocate. Something to think about.
Good one! I was thinking their pink ribbon with the ends dripping in blood would be good, too.
After 24+ years, I’m here to tell you that whoever you were before the onset of CFIDS, you will never see that person again!
I don’t know where you are or what your situation is, but this much I can tell you: I have lost a job, a car, an apartment, a husband and ny credit because of CFIDS.
Talk to me. Tell me what is happening to you and how you feel about the changes in your life. I have been through it all and I can tell you how to deal with it!
Walking 60 miles to fund excessive executive salaries is unsettling too. But the pink sheep will be there in all their self righteousness.
Yep. Also - take lemons and make lemonade. Our side can use this to expose how this money is being used and to what purpose.
Couldn’t see that one coming.
I never did support them but this will guarantee that now it will NEVER happen.
Women who have never breast fed children have higher incidences of breast cancer. Deal with it.
Komen was right to reverse course. Having an abortion is a decision that should be made between a woman and her doctor. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD STAY OUT!
The Government isn't involved here. Neither Planned Parenthood or Komen-for-the-cure are government agencies. You're reading that wrong. Here's the problems I have with it:
1. Komen had been publicly saying that all donations go to breast cancer research. For years, that has been a lie. That's problem #1.
2. Research has proven a link between abortions and increased risk of breast cancer. In other words, support by Komen for the leading abortion provider in America is counter-productive to their stated cause.
3. Just the idea that Komen's purpose is - in theory - to save lives runs against the the purpose of abortion: to take lives.
Now... there's the "logic" behind this... obviously if you're supporting a pro-choice potion, you're in the minority on this site... obviously you know my view. However, like you, I also believe the Government shouldn't be involved... I will explain.
a. I believe Planned Parenthood should be completely defunded from government budgets around the nation.
b. I believe there should be no taxpayer support for abortion in health care, medicade, medicare, health plans for government workers, or anything that mingles taxpayer dollars and abortion.
b. A Constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right of the unborn to live would settle the matter forever and the government would be able to ignore it forever. Life should be preserved, even from the womb. If a pregnancy is unwanted, it can be prevented before it even starts -- that's the proper and responsible way to make it happen.
However, right now, abortion is being treated as if it is a God-given right - like the freedom of speech. Clearly, that's outside of the Constitution... and things outside of the Constitution's mandates should neither exist nor be funded.
Thanks for coming by.
Ah... I should have guessed.... thanks for the troll kill.
Pro-Lifers have been trying to warn people about the Komen Foundation for years.
All the publicity of the last two days makes the warnings even more clear and credible.
The Komen Foundation will lose support in the long run.
Stop payment on that check. (If it was a check.) Or if not -— isn’t there some way to get money back for fraud?It’s worth a few phone calls, isn’t it?
Somekind of class action suit by defrauded donors banding together?
Pisses me off, I had JUST SENT them some money, and said in my note that I was sending it because they cut their ties with abortionists.
Ugh. Makes me want to vomit. I wonder if I can stop the credit card donation.
What I don't get is, who the hell is PP (and their supporters) to demand that another organization continue to give them $$?!
Although, in these current Obama-times where the entitlement mentality is so rampant, I shouldn't be so surprised.
With a shakedown like this, I wonder if Jesse Jackson was involved? /sarc
I would certainly give it a try.
Are you property?
When did you become alive?
When did you become a person?
So, if someone wanted to kill you, to whom would you turn if not the government?
If someone wants to kill a baby, to whom does the baby turn?
You are therefore lying as a matter of convenience because the matter of who dies is not just between you and the doctor. There is a third party involved, the baby.
If the baby becomes dehumanized, so do you.
Glad to help with your deficient education,
Komen should force PPs hand by publicly insisting that they provide mammograms. Komen is a breast cancer organization, and they should insist on that. I think that most people are unaware that Planned NO-Parenthood does NO mammograms, and it would put them on the defensive.
They can kill babies in-house, but they can’t do mammograms. Why not?
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