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At best, this decision is spineless. At worst, it’s cruel.  Rescinding the Planned Parenthood funding implies that the only women who deserve to receive breast cancer screenings are those who can afford a private doctor. Three million women and men visited Planned Parenthood last year. Over the past five years, Susan G. Komen allowed the health centers to provide nearly 170,000 breast exams and 6,400 mammogram referrals.http://www.good.is/post/give-komen-the-pink-slip-five-ways-to-support-women-s-health-for-all/ ****************** I have to say that killing women with breast cancer before they might consider abortion sometime in their lives is one way to eliminate a woman’s right to choose.http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/01/31/the-pink-badge-of-cowardice/ ****************** It should come as no surprise that Komen has been under pressure from pro-lifers not to fund Planned Parenthood. And by now it’s known that this past April the organization recruited a new Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Karen Handel, who advocated for the group’s defunding in her failed run for Georgia governor in 2010.http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/02/01/susan-g-komen-pink-slips-planned-parenthood-who-what-and-why/ ****************** After working tirelessly to delete negative comments from the page for several hours yesterday, the foundation has released a statement insisting that their decision to defund Planned Parenthood wasn’t political, because they’re not a political organization. Bullshit.http://jezebel.com/5881277/susan-g-komen-foundation-begins-backpedaling-for-the-cure ****************** This feature documentary visits some of the massive fundraising runs and questions where the money goes and asks ‘who really profits from pink ribbon campaigns?’. We meet women with metastatic breast cancer from the IV League support group of Austen, Texas who openly tell us their stories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3QPZfcYTUaA ****************** (CNN) - Planned Parenthood reported on Wednesday raising $400,000 in the 24 hours following its announcement that a major backer, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, was ending its partnership with the group. The major breast cancer research group cut its funds for breast screenings at Planned Parenthood amid increased scrutiny from Congress over how the prominent family planning organization provides abortion services.http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/01/planned-parenthood-sees-fundraising-spike-after-losing-big-supporter/ ****************** Furor Erupts Over Susan G. Komen Halt Of Grants To Planned Parenthood The reaction has been intense this evening to the news from The Associated Press that “the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates.” Much of it is highly critical of the charity, such as this message from Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.: “Komen’s decision hurts women — it puts politics before women’s health. @komenforthecure should be ashamed.”http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=103943429&date=1-31-2012&archiveAnchorId=146129736#archivestory146110055 ****************** “We are alarmed and saddened that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation appears to have succumbed to political pressure. Our greatest desire is for Komen to reconsider this policy and recommit to the partnership on which so many women count,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truth-out.org%2Fnations-largest-cancer-charity-caves-right-wing-pressure-ends-relationship-planned-parenthood%2F132810&h=gAQF6t6gTAQH3XIWTQHqGu5Z6sB2vAMnjcBc-nW4ozHgOFg ****************** “At the heart of this issue is the shameful ‘investigation’ of Planned Parenthood by House Republicans trying to score political points and appease their extreme right-wing base,” said Senator Patty Murray in a statement. “Komen should not allow these sort of partisan games to put women across America at risk… this decision will cut women off from the health care providers they rely on for critical preventive care.”http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/02/01/komen-defunds-breast-cancer-screenings-for-poor-women ****************** More Reasons to Take Your Breasts and Run From Komen Reality Check has an exhaustive article on Komen, its rabidly pink-ribbon waving, anti-choice staff and board members, and the dirty politics and hypocritical justifications behind the breast-cancer monolith’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings.http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/02/01/more-reasons-to-take-your-breasts-and-run-from-komen ****************** It’s probably the fastest-spreading story in Internet history about the relationship between two non-profits. Late Tuesday afternoon, Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure announced that Komen would be withdrawing grants given to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Despite Komen’s lame attempts to claim otherwise, it was widely understood that this was about Komen aligning itself with the anti-choice movement, despite the anti-choice movement’s long history of opposing not just safe and legal abortion, but also access to contraception and even the prevention of cervical cancer through the use of the HPV vaccine. http://www.alternet.org/story/153976/breasts_yes,_vaginas_no_race_for_the_cure_group’s_bizarre_capitulation_to_right-wingers_(and_how_to_hit_them_where_it_hurts)?page=entire ****************** Sign Petition: “…When you go after Planned Parenthood and the people they serve, you go after ME. I stand with Planned Parenthood. I stand with them against anyone who wants to stop women from receiving the health care they need. I stand with them today, tomorrow, and for as long as I need to…”https://secure.ppaction.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=pp_ppol_I_Stand_with_PP_2012&s_src=IStand_0212_c3_fb ****************** Sign Petition: “…Planned Parenthood is often the only provider of health care services for low-income and underserved women….”https://secure3.convio.net/pn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1846 ******************

At best, this decision is spineless. At worst, it’s cruel.

Rescinding the Planned Parenthood funding implies that the only women who deserve to receive breast cancer screenings are those who can afford a private doctor. Three million women and men visited Planned Parenthood last year. Over the past five years, Susan G. Komen allowed the health centers to provide nearly 170,000 breast exams and 6,400 mammogram referrals.
http://www.good.is/post/
give-komen-the-pink-slip-five-ways-to-support-women-s-health-for-all/
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I have to say that killing women with breast cancer before they might consider abortion sometime in their lives is one way to eliminate a woman’s right to choose.
http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/01/31/the-pink-badge-of-cowardice/
******************

It should come as no surprise that Komen has been under pressure from pro-lifers not to fund Planned Parenthood. And by now it’s known that this past April the organization recruited a new Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Karen Handel, who advocated for the group’s defunding in her failed run for Georgia governor in 2010.
http://www.forbes.com/
sites/meghancasserly/2012/02/01/susan-g-komen-pink-slips-planned-parenthood-who-what-and-why/
******************

After working tirelessly to delete negative comments from the page for several hours yesterday, the foundation has released a statement insisting that their decision to defund Planned Parenthood wasn’t political, because they’re not a political organization. Bullshit.
http://jezebel.com/5881277/susan-g-komen-foundation-begins-backpedaling-for-the-cure
******************

This feature documentary visits some of the massive fundraising runs and questions where the money goes and asks ‘who really profits from pink ribbon campaigns?’. We meet women with metastatic breast cancer from the IV League support group of Austen, Texas who openly tell us their stories.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3QPZfcYTUaA
******************

(CNN) - Planned Parenthood reported on Wednesday raising $400,000 in the 24 hours following its announcement that a major backer, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, was ending its partnership with the group.
The major breast cancer research group cut its funds for breast screenings at Planned Parenthood amid increased scrutiny from Congress over how the prominent family planning organization provides abortion services.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/01/planned-parenthood-sees-fundraising-spike-after-losing-big-supporter/
******************

Furor Erupts Over Susan G. Komen Halt Of Grants To Planned Parenthood
The reaction has been intense this evening to the news from The Associated Press that “the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates.”
Much of it is highly critical of the charity, such as this message from Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.:
“Komen’s decision hurts women — it puts politics before women’s health. @komenforthecure should be ashamed.”
http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=103943429&date=1-31-2012&archiveAnchorId=146129736#archivestory146110055
******************

“We are alarmed and saddened that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation appears to have succumbed to political pressure. Our greatest desire is for Komen to reconsider this policy and recommit to the partnership on which so many women count,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truth-out.org%2Fnations-largest-cancer-charity-caves-right-wing-pressure-ends-relationship-planned-parenthood%2F132810&h=gAQF6t6gTAQH3XIWTQHqGu5Z6sB2vAMnjcBc-nW4ozHgOFg
******************

“At the heart of this issue is the shameful ‘investigation’ of Planned Parenthood by House Republicans trying to score political points and appease their extreme right-wing base,” said Senator Patty Murray in a statement. “Komen should not allow these sort of partisan games to put women across America at risk… this decision will cut women off from the health care providers they rely on for critical preventive care.”
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/02/01/komen-defunds-breast-cancer-screenings-for-poor-women
******************

More Reasons to Take Your Breasts and Run From Komen

Reality Check has an exhaustive article on Komen, its rabidly pink-ribbon waving, anti-choice staff and board members, and the dirty politics and hypocritical justifications behind the breast-cancer monolith’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings.
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/02/01/more-reasons-to-take-your-breasts-and-run-from-komen
******************

It’s probably the fastest-spreading story in Internet history about the relationship between two non-profits. Late Tuesday afternoon, Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure announced that Komen would be withdrawing grants given to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Despite Komen’s lame attempts to claim otherwise, it was widely understood that this was about Komen aligning itself with the anti-choice movement, despite the anti-choice movement’s long history of opposing not just safe and legal abortion, but also access to contraception and even the prevention of cervical cancer through the use of the HPV vaccine.
http://www.alternet.org/story/153976/breasts_yes,_vaginas_no_race_for_the_cure_group’s_bizarre_capitulation_to_right-wingers_(and_how_to_hit_them_where_it_hurts)?page=entire
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Sign Petition:
“…When you go after Planned Parenthood and the people they serve, you go after ME. I stand with Planned Parenthood. I stand with them against anyone who wants to stop women from receiving the health care they need. I stand with them today, tomorrow, and for as long as I need to…”
https://secure.ppaction.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=pp_ppol_I_Stand_with_PP_2012&s_src=IStand_0212_c3_fb
******************

Sign Petition:
“…Planned Parenthood is often the only provider of health care services for low-income and underserved women….”
https://secure3.convio.net/pn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1846
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