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Komen Drops Planned Parenthood February 1, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, sadness, scandals, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.

Although I’m sick, I love you, my dear, sweet readers so much, that when big news breaks, I get it to you hours late!  Komen has “dropped” Planned Barrenhood:

NEW YORK – The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.

Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups.

The rupture, which has not been publicly announced as it unfolded, is wrenching for some of those who’ve learned about it and admire both organizations………..

 Planned Parenthood said the Komen grants totaled roughly $680,000 last year and $580,000 the year before, going to at least 19 of its affiliates for breast-cancer screening and other breast-health services.  [My Lord we live in an Orwellian time.  I have read numerous lamestream news articles at the least casting doubt, if not outright denying, the Komen funds Planned Barrenhood.  Komen has tried to deny it in the past, as well.  But now it’s out in the open just as if everyone knew all along.  No big deal.]

Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. According to Komen, this applies to Planned Parenthood because it’s the focus of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., seeking to determine whether public money was improperly spent on abortions.  [I suspect funding was cut-off because even lefty organizations are having a hard time rationalizing Planned Parenthood’s widespread support of child abuse and prostitution]

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has depicted Stearns’ probe as politically motivated and said she was dismayed that it had contributed to Komen’s decision to halt the grants to PPFA affiliates.

“It’s hard to understand how an organization with whom we share a mission of saving women’s lives could have bowed to this kind of bullying,” Richards told The Associated Press. “It’s really hurtful.”

Hurtful.  Losing funding is hurtful.  No, darling Cecile, ripping babies limb from limb is hurtful.  Scalding them to death in a toxic saline solution is hurtful.  Subjecting women to horrific physical and emotional abuse, including young girls being used as sex slaves, is hurtful.  Being founded by a racist, elitist, eugenicist sicko, and apparently continuing those policies on at least a tacit level to this day (accepting donations to abort black babies, siting mills in minority neighborhoods), is hurtful. Destroying women’s lives, ripping apart families like you do babies, and selling that destruction as “freedom” and “empowerment” is hurtful.

This move by Komen could be huge.  Planned Parenthood gets its funding from 3 main sources – the government, other charities, and from abortion.  It’s government funding is already under grave threat, being cut across the country.  If they lose their revenue from other charities (dozens of them), Planned Barrenhood could be doomed, or at least gravely damaged (yay!)  Komen is something of a trendsetter, I take it.  I pray that is the case.

I wouldn’t break out the checks to Komen just yet, though.  I doubt this matter has played itself out all the way.



1. Mary - February 1, 2012

I hope that this goes a step further – that other groups funding PP will see what Komen is doing and also pull their funding. More prayers and fasting, but also a prayer of THANKSGIVING!!!
Deo Gratias!

2. Cori - February 1, 2012

Komen is a beacon…they’ve been so clever in how they promote themselves, probably owing a lot to the knowledge base of Brinker Intl., since the founder of Komen is married to Brinker Intl.’s chairman (corporation that owns Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and others and based here in Dallas). So, other groups surely will be watching how this unfolds…and hopefully will follow suit.

3. Mary - February 1, 2012

Sue Dunlap, chief executive of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles said: “I find this really disappointing. I think when women’s health is more of a political conversation than a conversation about healthcare and taking care of people, then we’ve gone too far.”

It brings to mind the sayings from Simpsons “Won’t somebody please think of the children” by Helen Lovejoy (and yet, it’s not a show for children).

Anyways, back to PP, their crying about “healthcare instead of politics” is such bullony. Is PP’s primary interest the “health care of women”??? or is it about $$. When so many women are wounded, physically or emotionally (we know they are spiritually), how can PP claim they’re “taking care of people”. When I think of the abortion worker I witnessed getting in her car to chase down a woman who walked out of the mill, nearly running over my children and myself (the look in her eyes was scary), I know they aren’t concerned about health care. When I see reports of women suffering immensely, or hear of reports of deaths in mills, or hear the lies revealed by Lila Rose, I know they don’t care about the health of women.

Please send a note to Komen letting them know you appreciate their move to separate from PP (even though it might not be for the same reason as we would want). They are receiving many complaints, we need to let them know we support their move.

4. Terry Carroll - February 2, 2012

SGK Foundation still refuses to acknowledge the clear link between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer. Until this clear link is acknowledged, they are complicit in the spread of the very disease for which they hope to find a cure. Right now they are, analogously, like The American Lung Association raising funds to cure lung cancer but not telling smokers that they are engaging in high risk behaviors. It may be that most American women would prefer to risk breast cancer rather than give up control over their fertility, but Komen has an obligation to tell those it purports to serve about risk factors they can choose to avoid (just like smokers).

I’ve often laughed at the idea of a “race for the cure” for lung cancer, because there is almost no sympathy for those who suffer from lung cancer if they have ever smoked (similarly for those with HIV/AIDS if they are or have been active homosexuals). I don’t agree with withholding compassion or sympathy from ANYONE with a serious illness, but that’s pretty much how our culture responds to both lung cancer and AIDS.

If this lack of sympathy springs from a certain sense of justice, i.e., you did bad things and are suffering just consequences, then a similar lack of sympathy should be withheld from those who suffer from breast cancer, since breast cancer occurrences have absolutely exploded since “the pill.” The statistical links are beyond obvious, yet Komen (and most women) don’t want to hear that because control of their fertility is such a high priority for them.

Until Komen agrees to inform their “base” about known risk factors, they don’t deserve our support. The “sin” of withholding the contraception/breast cancer link is far greater than partnering with Planned Parenthood. (and also withholding the abortion/breast cancer link). They’re just an evil organization through and through.

tantamergo - February 2, 2012

Good points, Terry. I was out of it Tuesday night when I wrote that post.

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