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Komen apologizes for 'recent decisions,' pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood
Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/3/2012 | Tom Benning

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; eugenics; fundingtheleft; komen; komen4infanticide; komencaves; margaretsanger; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood; proaborts; prolife; sanger
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To: alancarp

This is an incredible mistake. The fact that a wide majority of people had no idea they were funneling cash to Planned Parenthood actually provided a backstop to the fallout from cutting it off. How many of those will cut off donations to SGK, now that they caved to the fascists?

And that’s right - no one likes a flip-flopper.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: GVnana

As far as I am concerned, it is finished as an organization.

Give directly to the American Cancer Society.

22 posted on 02/03/2012 9:08:16 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: alancarp

saving lives by aborting others.

liberal mindset for a future full of ‘equality’.

23 posted on 02/03/2012 9:09:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: alancarp

Sure, like Coca-Cola caved when New Coke bombed.

In other words, many of us think this was their plan all along. Get the faithful on each side to pour gobs of money into these organizations for a few days. Then, put things back the way they were while laughing all the way to the bank.

I always wondered if this Komen gang might be just another bunch of militant leftist baby-killing feminazi b*tches. Now we know.

24 posted on 02/03/2012 9:10:33 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: alancarp

Why does Komen have to partner up with PP and not just provide fancial help for examines some other way?

25 posted on 02/03/2012 9:10:49 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: alancarp
Margaret Sanger's Parliament of Population (Population Congress)

26 posted on 02/03/2012 9:12:11 AM PST by ProgressingAmerica (What's the best way to reach a you tube generation? Put it on you tube!)
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To: Rutles4Ever

This definitely goes down in marketing history as an EPIC PR FAIL.

27 posted on 02/03/2012 9:12:11 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: alancarp

To many women are for the killing of their children. I am not surprised by this.

28 posted on 02/03/2012 9:14:48 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SoFloFreeper


29 posted on 02/03/2012 9:16:02 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: alancarp

They think it’s not criminal for PP to aid pimps of underaged sex slaves in evading the law?


I hope the people who donated since Komen said they weren’t going to fund PP can get their money back. I have refused to support Komen because of this. And it looks like I’ll have to continue refusing to support them.

And when I spoke to somebody from Komen about it I specifically mentioned their support of Planned Parenthood as the reason - particularly given that scientists have now documented the mechanism by which first-trimester abortion of first pregnancies (especially among teens) CAUSES breast cancer.

To claim to be fighting breast cancer while supporting the largest organization counseling and performing acts on women that will CAUSE breast cancer... is, quite frankly, false advertising, a deception, and despicable.

I cannot support Komen. And the whole thing pretty much sours me on the whole pink ribbon thing too.

30 posted on 02/03/2012 9:18:45 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ah, maybe that’s why the ribbon is pink, huh? The red blood on white hands mixes to make pink.

31 posted on 02/03/2012 9:20:35 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: alancarp

Disgusting. Because of loved ones with breast cancer we’ve donated to them and walked, now they can forget it.

32 posted on 02/03/2012 9:21:45 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: don-o; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Sickening. Blood money resumes.

Absolutely disgusting, but not surprising to me.

Our fantastic local conservative talk radio host - Jim Vicevich - tore the Director of the Susan G. Komen Connecticut chapter a new one this morning over this reversal. She insisted that Komen gives funds to Planned Parenthood "because PP provides breast health treatment and education". Yet she admitted that PP does NOT provide mammograms, and she was very vague in describing specifically what "breast health treatment and education" that PP supposedly provides is.

Vicevich got her to admit that she has no idea if $$ donated to Komen would end up paying for abortions at Planned Parenthood. Vicevich reminded her that the donation money given to Komen is fungible, thus impossible to track where exactly the money goes once it gets into Komen.

LOTS of irate callers this morning - mostly women - who had no idea that Komen has been supporting Planned Parenthood for so many years. All callers said they would stop giving money to Komen and/or participating in Komen run/walk races which raise money for the organization.

I will continue to give to other organizations seeking cures and treatments for cancer, but the Susan G. Komen charity will continue to not get a dime from me.

Related thread:

Komen reverses decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood

33 posted on 02/03/2012 9:22:51 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: alancarp
Too bad. I hope private of funding takes a sharp decline. Until Komen uses the money donated to them for the cause which Komen advocates, they'll not see me doing anything for them.
34 posted on 02/03/2012 9:24:01 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: thesaleboat

The pink ribbon is dripping with the blood of the innocent.

35 posted on 02/03/2012 9:24:20 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: butterdezillion
"Ah, maybe that’s why the ribbon is pink, huh? The red blood on white hands mixes to make pink."

Like Pilate washing his hands, it's the color of the water in the bowl after rinsing bloody hands ...

36 posted on 02/03/2012 9:25:25 AM PST by BlueLancer (Secede?! Y'all better just be thankful we don't invade ...)
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To: BlueLancer

Powerfully stated.

37 posted on 02/03/2012 9:26:47 AM PST by butterdezillion
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Seems to me that more human beings have been killed by ABORTION than by all the wars we have ever had.

38 posted on 02/03/2012 9:27:26 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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39 posted on 02/03/2012 9:30:44 AM PST by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: muawiyah

the Komen corporation has dirty fundraising hands.

this is and was ALWAYS about money. period.

This was NEVER about abortion (pro or against)

There are so many other more worthy organizations who are far far better at fundraising.

40 posted on 02/03/2012 9:31:04 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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