Support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation!
Yes, because they work with organizations that help and support Individuals.
Yes, because they work with various organizations to research and find a cure for cancer.
Yes, because they work with organizations to educate individuals.
Yes, because they work with various organizations to help prevent cancer.
YES! Because they now have truly proven that they really DO CARE about women’s health.
Komen’s new vice president, Karen Handel, had run for governor of Georgia in 2010 on an aggressively anti-abortion and anti-Planned Parenthood platform and was endorsed by Sarah Palin because of her opposition to reproductive choice. Handel wrote in her campaign blog that she “do[es] not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.”
Neither do I!
Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun told The Associated Press that the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. Aun said 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.
Support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation because they need to know that what they did is Right!
Support the Komen Foundation with a Clear Conscience. Here is why.
The Grant that SGK provided Planned Parenthood with was for Breast Screenings. And contrary to what many are posting on SGK’s FB Page:
You just condemned many poor women to death from breast cancer. This will cost you big time in support and money. Cowards!
Planned Parenthood is a major provider of mammograms to poor and working class women, who last I checked, still get breast cancer, which makes them a vital and key link in fighting breast cancer. Cutting ties because of obnoxious blowhards doesn’t show devotion to a cause. Talking the talk for the cure, but not walking the walk for the cure.
I will JOYFULLY clarify that PP does NOT…let me repeat that…DOES NOT Provide Mammograms. Much contrary to what NPR’s article “Komen Charity Ends Grants To Planned Parenthood” by the Associated Press states:
According to Planned Parenthood, its centers performed more than 4 million breast exams over the past five years, including nearly 170,000 as a result of Komen grants.
Here you go…
Planned Parenthood challenged on purported mammogram claim ~ Washington Post
A conservative activist group seeking to discredit the Planned Parenthood Federation of America released audio tapes Wednesday that it said contradicts claims the organization made that it provides mammograms.
A spokesman for Planned Parenthood, however, immediately denied that the group claimed to provide mammograms and pointed to a television interview with the group’s president it said showed her statements were taken out of context.
The dispute comes as Planned Parenthood tries to fight off efforts in Congress to cut off the group’s funding.
Here is a the audio…
Of course, being the Washington Post, you know that the article is unbiased, right 😉
The bottom line is this, as speaker and writer Mary Beth Bonacci states:
Just want to remind everybody that the Susan G. Komen foundation is dedicated to fighting breast cancer. What do you think is going to happen to the 1/2 million dollars that would have otherwise gone to Planned Parenthood? It’s going to to the cause of screening at risk women for cancer, because that’s what Komen DOES. Heck, I bet some of it will go to organizations that actually provide mammograms for low-income women, instead of just “referring” them, as Planned Parenthood acknowledges is their policy. So there will be no reduction in the services provided to at-risk women.
Poor Susan G. Komen for the Cure … they are really taking some nasty hits on their FB page for taking away Planned Parenthood’s funding. I left a message thanking them and the nasty replies made my heart all warm and gooey. Wanna have some fun… drop Susan a line and say “Thanks. We support your decision”.