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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:25 PM

Cancer charity halts grants to Planned Parenthood

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....

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19860622

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El Supremo Jan 2012 OP
monmouth Jan 2012 #1
blm Jan 2012 #9
monmouth Jan 2012 #18
roguevalley Jan 2012 #25
SharonAnn Jan 2012 #29
barbtries Feb 2012 #43
Stuart G Jan 2012 #2
frylock Jan 2012 #3
hlthe2b Jan 2012 #4
Loki Jan 2012 #15
CBHagman Jan 2012 #30
Mojorabbit Feb 2012 #48
TheDebbieDee Jan 2012 #20
Tesha Jan 2012 #5
secondwind Jan 2012 #7
aquart Feb 2012 #41
progressoid Feb 2012 #50
flpoljunkie Jan 2012 #6
blm Jan 2012 #8
glowing Jan 2012 #10
blm Jan 2012 #24
lunasun Jan 2012 #28
Bolo Boffin Jan 2012 #11
blaze Jan 2012 #12
Suich Jan 2012 #26
barbtries Feb 2012 #45
truebrit71 Feb 2012 #51
barbtries Feb 2012 #44
alterfurz Feb 2012 #54
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2012 #55
alterfurz Feb 2012 #56
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2012 #59
alterfurz Feb 2012 #61
newspeak Feb 2012 #63
Smilo Jan 2012 #13
lolly Jan 2012 #14
REP Jan 2012 #16
AC_Mem Jan 2012 #17
McCamy Taylor Jan 2012 #19
MrsBrady Jan 2012 #21
Ian David Jan 2012 #22
TBF Jan 2012 #23
sybylla Feb 2012 #47
Betsy Ross Jan 2012 #27
eggplant Jan 2012 #31
on point Jan 2012 #32
uppityperson Jan 2012 #33
nanabugg Jan 2012 #34
SoapBox Feb 2012 #36
abelenkpe Feb 2012 #35
AngryOldDem Feb 2012 #39
jeff47 Feb 2012 #52
SunSeeker Feb 2012 #37
blm Feb 2012 #42
SunSeeker Feb 2012 #53
truthisfreedom Feb 2012 #38
aquart Feb 2012 #40
sinkingfeeling Feb 2012 #46
WildFire43 Feb 2012 #49
mainer Feb 2012 #57
SoCalDemGrrl Feb 2012 #58
cyberpj Feb 2012 #60
pipipeng Feb 2012 #62

Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:32 PM

1. Nancy Brinker, Republican

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Brinker

No doubt received a call from the PTB and is doing her sheeple routine. I met her a few times ...... ego more bountiful than Newt's...

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Response to monmouth (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:55 PM

9. My friend actually jumpstarted the breast cancer awareness movement in 1992 and Brinker used

her GOP ties to big business to make it her movement which became all about her and how successful she can be at fundraising while very little of the money raised has actually gone to significant research and to those patients most in need.


THIS was the moment breast cancer became an issue in this nation. The NYT magazine cover of Matuschka: http://www.beautyoutofdamage.com/

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Response to blm (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:18 PM

18. They just had a race down here in West Palm Beach, 20,000 participants. I wanted to run

outside and scream what you said to them. It's a money maker and as you say, how little of it goes to research. Sad...

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Response to monmouth (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:08 PM

25. komen's about the money. too bad. women are going to die because of this.

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Response to monmouth (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:46 PM

29. So now my Konen donations can go to Planned Parenthood instead. PP does more, anyway.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:19 AM

43. and without strings

me too.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:37 PM

2. Very Sad indeed....nt.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:40 PM

3. they can use that extra cash to sue little girls raising money..

selling their lemonade for "the cure."

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:44 PM

4. F...K Komen, then.. This is abysmal. I pull my support from Komen immediatley & give directly to PP


Despicable cowardice that does nothing but hurt poor women.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:05 PM

15. Go to their website and contact them.

I did and until they change this I will no longer support any Komen activity. Too bad the yellow ribbon is already used for the military. Yellow would be the perfect color for cowardice.

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Response to Loki (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:03 PM

30. I just checked their website for references to Planned Parenthood.

At first nothing came up via a search, and then I got this.

http://ww5.komen.org/Search.aspx?searchtext=PLanned+parenthood

But when you click on on Planned Parenthood, you're just taken back to the basic site.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:45 PM

48. Credo has a petition going also

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:39 PM

20. I already give to Planned Parenthood thru payroll deduction

every two weeks. I signed up during the last CFC that was held during September and October at my office.

Maybe your HR has provisions to do a payroll deduction for you............

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Response to Tesha (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:47 PM

7. I agree. And it is a shame...

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Response to Tesha (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 06:58 AM

41. I'd like to drop an oak on them.

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Response to Tesha (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:06 PM

50. +1

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:47 PM

6. What a cowardly thing to cave to right wing pressure

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:52 PM

8. Would NEVER give to Komen, it has a terrible record on research as most money goes to their SHOW and

little finds its way to actual research or to those in the greatest need for medical care. They are the quintessential 'caring' Republican - as in NOT VERY CARING AT ALL.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

10. When anyone can buy into the "pink" and all that money has been raised, and yet

we hear about the horror stories of women struggling for assistance when they have breast cancer and we are no closer to an actual cure, one should wonder where all that money is going?

I would give directly to PP.... they are on the front lines.. the other organization is just collecting money and handing out pink ribbons.

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Response to glowing (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 08:41 PM

24. Pink was cutesification of the movement - serious breast cancer activists say THINK before you pink.

Don't fall for the marketing.

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Response to glowing (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:46 PM

28. exactly ....and I am glad that so many here are aware of this already....

Glad PP wont be assoc. w/ Komen!

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:07 PM

11. Alternate places to donate:

Of course, Planned Parenthood. They are losing over $600,000 in grants for breast cancer mammograms because of this.

Also, the American Cancer Society will let you earmark your donation for breast cancer research.

Another link for mammogram support is the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

This is just sickening to watch unfold. Something that should never have been politicized - breast cancer prevention and research - just got that way due to KFTC's incredibly ill-advised move.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:23 PM

12. Comments for Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Response to blaze (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:25 PM

26. What "subject" did you use?

TIA!

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Response to Suich (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:27 AM

45. i used grant programs

with the sub community or affiliate grant program

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Response to Suich (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:30 PM

51. I used 'Donations'...and then gave them a piece of my mind..

...

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Response to blaze (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:23 AM

44. thanks for the contact link

i had gone to a forum yesterday wanting to comment but declined to register - here's what i wrote:
just wanted to let you know that my donations will now go directly to planned parenthood. take me OFF your mailing list. thank you.

now will click the second link and donate to PP.

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Response to blaze (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:08 PM

54. comment going around Facebook

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #54)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:16 PM

55. how do I find this on facebook?

or copy this and put it up myself?

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #55)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:11 PM

56. you can copy the pic for yourself...

...by right-clicking anywhere within it, then choosing "save image" from the menu that pops up.

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #56)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:31 PM

59. Thanks!! actually, I did that! :)

Occurred to me after I posted duh....pic came out on FB very small though. Like a thumbnail. It's illegible, so I wrote out the quote along with it. (I posted to my wall. I'm not too well versed in FB, so I'm not sure if that was the best way to do it.)


If you have a moment to explain how to post it so it comes out bigger, I'd be very appreciative!
Edit that!!: I just had the bright idea to go to someecards dot com and find it myself!!



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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #59)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:58 PM

61. when you left-click (double-click?) on the thumbnail you posted to FB...

...doesn't that expand the pic?

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #54)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 09:37 AM

63. I'm sick of the "pro-life" bs

many cannot say they are "pro-life" unless they also are against war (that kills children), against the death penalty and against child hunger and poverty. What they are against is women having control over birth control. when it comes to a health choice, I value my daughter more than an embryo.

Planned Parenthood does more screenings, and just a small portion on abortion. Yet, they choose to focus on abortions. a choice should be between the woman, her doctor, her family and if applicable, her church. The government should have no say, period.

Yeah, this organization seems to be a mega money maker with high end administration costs.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:28 PM

13. I lost faith in Komen

a long time ago.

My money is definitely going to Planned Parenthood.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:42 PM

14. I had heard they were all but a front for the Republican party before

And I think Barbara Ehrenreich had some unflattering things to say about them in her book "Bright Sided."

Yes, they seem to be more about raising money than preventing cancer or helping actual patients.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:08 PM

16. Some good info on Komen and others....

Read "Welcome to Cancerland" here

The browse around http://bcaction.org for a group that's doing something other than spending money on itself while trying to own the phrase "the cure." Race for the Cure, Sue for the Cause

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:17 PM

17. Shame on them

I just sent them a letter expressing my feelings. I wonder how they would feel if someone was pregnant, poor and found out they had cancer. Would they have them turned out onto the street due to their choices?

How ironic that a "charity" that tries to help extend the lives of women, would pull funding from a resource that helps women be healthy.

I hope that PP gets HUGE donations from this ignorant move.

Annette

...watching America go backward, one stupid decision after another...

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:39 PM

19. I am sure feminists can find another Breast Cancer charity to support.

Or just give the money directly to Planned Parenthood.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:47 PM

21. i'm friends with mostly lefties at facebook.

they are pissed.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

22. Their new name is The Susan G. Komen Foundation for non-vagina cancers. n/t

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 08:10 PM

23. My donations will solely go to Planned Parenthood now - nothing to Komen.

I've both donated to them and run in the races. No more.

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Response to TBF (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:27 AM

47. Same here.

I won't even buy the pink crap they put their name on. I find it relatively easy to resist anyway as I hate pink.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:37 PM

27. $100 to PP, nasty email to K n/t

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:12 PM

31. $100 to PP.

Thanks for the link to the site. It takes you to their page about this, with a donate link. I would assume that they are tracking donations through that link, so hopefully people are using it.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:23 PM

32. Sorry I had to cut off the Komen charity going forward. At least I can give the money to PP instead.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:55 PM

33. thank you for the notice and shame on them.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:58 PM

34. This will hurt both organizations. But Kormen will lose a lot of support. nt

 

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:43 AM

36. DITTO!

...my company drives for funds all during the month of October every year.

Next year...I will NOT help (and I raised over a $1000).

Think about it Komen organization...think hard about it.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:20 AM

35. So a women's organization dedicated to curing cancer is making it more difficult for

For women to receive health care?

That is sickening.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:25 AM

39. Thank the "pro-lifers"

Who I'm sure are just giddy over this "victory."

I know people have a lot of problems with Komen, but the real losers in this are the women who will no longer be able to have breast exams.

And what's more, the same people who are gloating over this are also -- most likely to a person -- against any kind of universal health care.

Pro life my ass. Classic oxymoron. Emphasis on MORON.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:43 PM

52. Not just receive health care - women are going to die because of this.

There were tens of thousands of 'referrals' from PP to doctors.

It's reasonable to estimate this decision will cause thousands more women to die from breast cancer. Not exactly a good thing for a 'breast cancer charity' to do.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:56 AM

37. More women will die of breast cancer because of Koman VP Handel

As reported in Huff Post, newly installed Koman VP Karen Handel, a rabid anti-abortion, anti-birth control Republican, pushed the move to cut off Planned Parenthood. Over the past five years, the Komen organization has given Planned Parenthood health centers the funds to provide nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams to low-income and uninsured women. That works out to thousands of women who were able to survive because they found their breast cancer when it was still treatable. If Handel cares more about fetuses than preventing breast cancer deaths, why doesn't she quit Koman and go work for Operation Rescue? I guess Koman pays better.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/komen-planned-parenthood-cuts-karen-handel_n_1245568.html

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:18 AM

42. Brinker's a RW Repubican, too, and she knew what she wanted when she put Handel in

that position. No doubt it's related to her support for Romney and the overall GOP agenda.

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Response to blm (Reply #42)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:33 PM

53. Anyone who is anti-choice is anti-woman. Period.

What a horrible betrayal of Susan G. Koman's memory! Why doesn't Brinker go to work for the Romney campaign? She's ruined Koman, at least for me. I'll never look at that pink ribbon the same again--and they're never getting another penny from me again, as long as the reich wing are in charge there!

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:13 AM

38. Temporary glitch, ladies and gentlemen. We've seen this many times before. Give it a bit of time.

It'll iron itself out.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 06:49 AM

40. Thank God I don't have to feel guilty for hating that sucky shade of pink anymore.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:07 AM

46. I will not be donating anything to Susan G. Komen in the future. My money

will go to Planned Parenthood.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #46)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:03 PM

49. I'm with you...

I'm not giving money to S.G.K. ever again; they spend most of it on legal fees anyway - fighting to prosecute and persecute anyone who dares to use the phrase "...for the Cure" while raising money FOR THEM prior to going through all of S.G.K.'s corporate red-tape!
Enough.
If they actually cared about helping women, they would be Planned Parenthood's biggest supporters. Instead, they will have the blood of a lot of women in poverty - and those with meager funds - who die of breast cancer for lack of care on their hands.
Thanks S.G.K.!!

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:56 PM

57. Just gave $100 to PP

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I am so pissed off about this. Many years ago, when I was still a fertile female, I was grateful for PP's help. This reminds me that it's time to pay back the organization that helped me control my own destiny.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:25 PM

58. Call Komen and tell them how you feel I did- 1-877-gokomen -let's flood their switchboard!!

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Response to SoCalDemGrrl (Reply #58)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:37 PM

60. Thank you for the phone number - I will be calling and never supporting the walk again. Also

women need to get to those walks now and protest this action - maybe even with some signs with facts about what happens to the money. We need to expose greed everywhere it exists, especially when women believe they are helping research!

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