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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-12 06:05 AM
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1. Well, she is PUBLIC POLICY director, so I don't think the organization can
Edited on Mon Feb-06-12 06:20 AM by No Elephants
disassociate itself successfully from her views on reproductive choice.

You don't put someone like that in charge of public policy for an organization that is supposedly all about women's health unless you are pretty much in line with her thinking.

BTW, it is not only about abortion. We have movements trying to undermine Griswold v. Connecticut, the contraceptives case, as well as Roe v. Wade. Apparently, the only way to make their ideas stick is to try to criminalize the behavior of everyone who does not agree with them.

Maybe teen pregnancy will be a crime soon.

Komen has been involved in at least three major controversies that come to mind.

One was selling all that pink stuff. People buy a $300 pink stand mixer, thinking the money is going to fight breast cancer, when only some tiny portion of of the purchase price actually gets to the organization. Which is fine--IF---people who are buying the stand mixer know that.

The controversy occurred years ago and it is still not clear to consumers how little of the purchase price goes to fighting cancer. So, I don't think fairness to people who want to help them is high on their list of priorities.

Another controversy was suing another cancer fighting organization for using the term "for the cure." Not exactly unique words when it comes to organizations supposedly seeking a cure for cancer or any other illness. Moreover, the money donors gave to both organizations to fight cancer was going to legal costs.

And now this.

Me, I think I'd rather give to some other cancer fighting organization, or some other kind of group.

If there were ever actually a cure--as opposed to telling us not to smoke, to exercise and to eat lots of fruit and veg-- I'd be so surprised that I'd probably die on the spot from a heart attack.
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