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Breaking: Two dozen Senators call on Komen to reverse Planned Parenthood decision
Washington Post ^ | 2/2/2012 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 02/02/2012 11:28:30 AM PST by alancarp

The pressure on the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to reverse its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for poor people — a decision which has caused an uproar among women’s groups and on social media — is about to get significantly more intense. Nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray.

I’m told that 22 Dem Senators have signed on to a toughly worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision, which Komen has justified by citing a new rule prohibiting it from funding any group under investigation by the government. (This has conferred legitimacy and signficance on the probe into Planned Parenthood that has been launched by anti-abortion GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida.)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; abortion; abortionfunding; breastcancer; komen; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood; proaborts; sgk
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The pressure is building on Komen concerning their (correct) decision to stop back-door funding of Planned Parenthood. This despite their prior claims of all donations going directly to cancer research.

Now the meme is that poor people are going to be hurt by this defunding decision. Balderdash.

ADDITIONALLY: a tweet I caught within the past hour from this linked source indicates that the "Top public health official" with Komen-for-the-Cure has resigned over this building controversy.

California Democrat abortion nazis are also voicing their displeasure. This is most probably not over.

1 posted on 02/02/2012 11:28:44 AM PST by alancarp
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To: alancarp

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2 posted on 02/02/2012 11:31:44 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: alancarp

Does Planned Parenthood actually coduct mammograms or do they do manual test for lumps? Susam G. Komen only deals with breast cancer, right?


3 posted on 02/02/2012 11:31:51 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: alancarp

Please. PP doesn’t even do the screenings, from what I’ve read, they just send the women someplace else. Plus, those donations were fungible to be used for whatever they wanted. And it’s obvious what they spend most of the money on and it’s not preventative care.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 11:32:18 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: alancarp

Send $$ to Susan G Komen thanking them. Vote w/ your $$.


5 posted on 02/02/2012 11:32:18 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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6 posted on 02/02/2012 11:32:49 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GoCards

Money is fungable.
It ALL supports killing babies.

Did you ever audit a drunk’s budget, to decide how much to give him?


7 posted on 02/02/2012 11:33:33 AM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: alancarp

They’re pro-choice, until their choice is not chosen.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 11:34:13 AM PST by lurk
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To: alancarp

Who the hell do these 22 ‘RAT buffoons think they are? What the Komen Foundation does with its money is none of these commie bass turds’ business. ‘RATS Gone Wild again.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 11:34:52 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: GoCards
"Does Planned Parenthood actually coduct mammograms"

No. They don't have the equiptment.

10 posted on 02/02/2012 11:36:04 AM PST by circlecity
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You have to keep in mind the motivation behind most pro-aborts. It’s that they viscerally KNOW it’s murder of the most innocent, and don’t want any reminders from anywhere that there might be a moral component to abortion. Any indication that there might be something less than moral about abortion, including not fully publicly funding it, leads inexorably to the conclusion that they advocate the murder of innocents in the name of convenience.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 11:39:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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12 posted on 02/02/2012 11:39:35 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: alancarp

If the Komen organization turns and runs on this issue they are done-for as an organization. The cat is out of the bag, and the only way for them to continue is to hold firm and stick to their mission’s stated purpose.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 11:41:50 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: circlecity

So they are misleading folks.... sending them offsite for mammograms but taking all the money for ????? damn them.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 11:42:00 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: alancarp

“Hello, I thought you were dedicated to fighting cancer, saving lies.... you man the money we donate goes to a group that has slaughtered millions of babies??? What does that have to do with fighting cancer? Are you people insane?”

Not that I have anything to donate but if I did it wouldn’t be Komen or Girl Scouts for sure


15 posted on 02/02/2012 11:43:04 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: alancarp

I respect a senator just slightly less than I respect the local maggot.

Shove it your collective (very) smelly Obamas, senators.

After that, shove it again.

Don’t forget to breathe, buttholes.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 11:43:37 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: secret garden

saying the money you give them doesn’t go for abortions is like saying you only fill up the shallow end of the swimming pool.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 11:44:32 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: alancarp
PP did over 322,000 abortions last year at an average cost of $450. When compared to their annual income, it is approximately 38% of their budget, not the 3% the claim.
18 posted on 02/02/2012 11:44:48 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: alancarp
PP did over 322,000 abortions last year at an average cost of $450. When compared to their annual income, it is approximately 38% of their budget, not the 3% they claim.
19 posted on 02/02/2012 11:45:34 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: GeronL

Exactly.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 11:46:42 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: alancarp

This shows this was not about mammograms, but about the idolatry of abortion. No one ever anywhere should ever be able to reverse a position favoring abortion. The Feminazi’s are showing their TRUE COLORS.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 11:47:57 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: alancarp

I just went to the SGK facebook page and liked all the pro life comments. I would say that the hate filled angry ones are running about 2:1 to the positive comments. If you want to wade in, be my guest.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 11:49:07 AM PST by Mercat
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To: alancarp

All Communists right?

Ther had better not be a SINGLE Republican supporting this ongoing abomination.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 11:49:22 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: alancarp

22 Dem Senators?

Follow the money. Abortions are BIG BUSINESS.
When are the 22 Dem Senators going to accuse
PP of being Capitalists? That’s there spin nowadays.
Anyone making money are evil Capitalists.

Oh and that should include the forked tongue pelousie, reid, and all the other WEALTHY dimocRATS C.A.P.I.T.A.L.I.S.T.S! They didn’t get wealthy by giving hard earned money to the poor.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 11:51:01 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: FreedomProtector

Not so fast. Komen hasn’t said they are permanently halting the funding just that they won’t provide said funding while Planned Parenthood is under investigation. Wait and see what happens once the investigation is concluded.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 11:51:41 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: WashingtonSource

Is there a link between breast cancer and abortions? Just asking.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 11:53:05 AM PST by codder too
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To: WashingtonSource

“The Feminazi’s are showing their TRUE COLORS.”

Correction.

“The Feminazi’s are showing their TRUE COLOR - Red for their political identity, red for their anger, and red for the innocent blood they love to spill.”


27 posted on 02/02/2012 11:53:15 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: alancarp; wagglebee; little jeremiah

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28 posted on 02/02/2012 11:53:29 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: alancarp

Is Planned Parenthood saying they can’t do breast examinations without the money from the Komen foundation? Why doesn’t Planned Parenthood do their own fundraising for money for mammograms??????????????????????


29 posted on 02/02/2012 11:59:46 AM PST by petitfour
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To: WashingtonSource

True colors. Yes, indeed!

To the degree it’s up to me, I will not allow the the term “pro-choice” to be used in my presence ever again, and will cite this story. Shall we not all consider doing the same?

HF


30 posted on 02/02/2012 12:11:02 PM PST by holden
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We have a completely out of control federal government, for one thing. it is NOT the business of the federal government to concern itself with this! If the Komen Foundation wants to shed its connection with the slaughter of the unborn, what right does the US Senate have to interfere???? STRIP the fedgov of its unconstitutional involvement and that alone will solve many problems - much bitter poisonsous fruit will quickly wither and die without fedgove involvement and money!

31 posted on 02/02/2012 12:14:36 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: GoCards

"Does Planned Parenthood actually coduct mammograms...?"

Apparently not:

"...what is the stated mission of Planned Parenthood?

A quick visit to their website shows quick links to topics such as Abortion, Birth Control, Morning After Pill and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The only mention in regards to breast cancer is their front page screed about Komen pulling their funding...

Finally, under the Women’s Health tab, I found a reference to breast cancer along with this information.

Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses teach patients about breast care, connect patients to resources to help them get vital biopsies, ultrasounds, and mammograms, and follow up to make sure patients are cared for with the attention they need and deserve.

Reading that I would come to the conclusion that Planned Parenthood doesn’t actually do the screenings but rather refer you to someone who will. In other words, breast cancer screenings were never high on their list of things to do."

http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/planned-parenthood-continues-blackmail-scheme-against-susan-g-komen/

32 posted on 02/02/2012 12:16:21 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

If Komen receives more $$ by not supporting Planned Parenthood, they are more likely to permanently halt the funding.


33 posted on 02/02/2012 12:27:46 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: alancarp

Planned Parenthood is all about killing babies.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 12:31:41 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: alancarp
It is important that people let Susan G. Komen that good Christians support their decision to defund Planned Parenthood.
35 posted on 02/02/2012 12:33:52 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: codder too

Yes. Women that have abortions have an increased risk of getting breast cancer.


36 posted on 02/02/2012 12:34:33 PM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Myrddin

And PP just bought their NYC headquarters they’d been leasing for decades for $35,000,000.....which is a drop in the bucket from their stash of $1,000,000,000. Non-profit my a$$!

Their president (Cecile Richardson, Anne’s daughter) makes $400,000/year and gets an NYC apartment. If they wanted to, they could buy their own mammogram machines and put one in every state, and still have beaucoup bucks left over.

So it’s obviously not important enough of an issue to force them to use their OWN money to help prevent breast cancer in the women they profess to care so deeply about.

Mrs. Prince of Space


37 posted on 02/02/2012 12:55:05 PM PST by Prince of Space (Obama cares a lot about the poor. In fact, he wants to make more of them.)
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To: alancarp
Senator Jim DeMint. Paging Senator Jim DeMint. Please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby.

Surely you can collect more than two dozen Senators to applaud Komen's decision and offset this 'abortion trumps all' cabal.

38 posted on 02/02/2012 12:57:03 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: FreedomProtector
I quit sending money to Komen more than a couple of years ago when I found out they were funding Planned Parenthood and their abortion efforts.

There's no way they deserve any kind of support now for just doing the right thing by cutting off Planned Parenthood.

39 posted on 02/02/2012 1:09:07 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Jukeman
Planned Parenthood is all about killing babies.

...so is the U. S. Government.

40 posted on 02/02/2012 1:14:55 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: alancarp

That’s 2 dozen Senators that need to be rejected at the polls.


41 posted on 02/02/2012 1:23:44 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: GoCards

The whole cancer industry is a fraud. Money for abortions, money for ‘researchers’ and money for liberal ideologist opportunists.


42 posted on 02/02/2012 1:25:50 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: codder too

It was thought for a while that there was link, but the final study concluded no link. Not even an elevated number.


43 posted on 02/02/2012 1:30:24 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: youngidiot

Link between abortions and increase chance of breast cancer could explain why they want to break off association. If proven,law suits could follow.


44 posted on 02/02/2012 1:34:40 PM PST by codder too
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To: GeronL

I guess that no one at SGK has read the research showing a significant correlation between having an abortion and subsequently developing breast cancer. That, alone, should justify the denial of any funding for PP by SGK.


45 posted on 02/02/2012 1:35:13 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: alancarp

How about Great Leader just issue an edict from on high demaning the Komen organization provide on-demand abortion and give half of all their proceeds to Planned Parenthood? That would solve the problem, right? I mean, it’s not like the Federal Government has limits on private individuals or organizations or anything. Golly people - get with the pogrom.


46 posted on 02/02/2012 1:37:51 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: alancarp

So contra-intuitive. Groups that have high levels of abortion literally decrease their percentage of the population, breeding themselves out of existence. Natural selection’s a bitch.


47 posted on 02/02/2012 1:38:52 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: codder too
Abortion and Breast Cancer Linked
48 posted on 02/02/2012 1:44:40 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: who knows what evil?

That’s for sure.


49 posted on 02/02/2012 1:44:40 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Who the hell do these 22 ‘RAT buffoons think they are? What the Komen Foundation does with its money is none of these commie bass turds’ business

Exactly.

50 posted on 02/02/2012 1:57:34 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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