Skip to comments.Komen apologizes for 'recent decisions,' pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood
Posted on 02/03/2012 8:33:19 AM PST by alancarp
Komen for the Cure just released the following statement from Nancy Brinker and the Susan G. Komen Board of Directors:
We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives.
The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.
Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.
Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.
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Interesting how nowadays these people find funding only by trickery and theft. It’s the new fad that Obama is leading and the economy is going to hurt as a result.
I never paid much attention to who was running Komen - I guess because I didn’t care. I’ve known for awhile they had an alliance with PP, so I wrote them off.
The women I personally know who LOOOOOVE them? Well that’s a different story.
These are nice ladies. Christians.
They simply didn’t know.
Now they do.
This is about to get extremely interesting, and it has sparked an unexpected battle between liberal pro-death women and pro-life, independent-republican-conservative women.
It’s always funny to see the liberal chicks’ reaction when they get challenged. They just don’t know how many of us there are.
While excited at the prospect that that they wouldn’t be funding Planned Parenthood, I was a bit disheartened by the way they had worded their decision. They didn’t say they would no longer fund Planned Death because Planned Death takes the lives of unborn children. That, to me, would have indicated they had truly woken up. Rather, they said they wouldn’t fund Planned Death because Planned Death is under investigation, thus leading me to believe they would resume their funding after the investigation. I was hoping, however, that they would see they could get more donations during this period of time and decide not to go back. Alas, the pro-death machine beat their drums and threw an epic tantrum at the fact that Komen would no longer be funding an unborn child murdering outfit like Planned Death, and Komen, who was likely going to resume funding post-investigation anyway, caved like a house of cards.
What astounds me is how anyone could ever think of Komen as anything other than a PC-leftist slush fund. Breast cancer? Gimme a break, it was always about the money.
Most of you are missing the point...
Komen is back in the fold now. They are politically-correct again. All is well in the world.
The media will trumpet them for this “Brave!” decision, and Oprah will pimp for them. And the sheeple will still send them tons of money, because the magic talking box in the living room they stare at all day tells them it’s OK.
actually, I think your local diocese would be a good bet. For hundreds of years they were the force behind the great medical schools and hospitals in this country, and did a fine job of it.
If a child was conceived in incest or rape, how is that the child’s fault?
Why does the child have to die becuase of the sins of the father?
If you belive in Christ you cannot support abortion for any cause. If you don’t than anything goes since you’re just kind making it all up as you go along.
I don’t feel sorry for them. Didn’t do their homework. Komen continued to admit they were still funding some PP the whole time.
I will never fund another KOMEN event as I have in the past. I will not fund any organization that funds hate-filled leftwing baby butchers.
I wonder if Komen funds research into the hypothesis that abortion can increase the incidence of breast cancer????
Komens decision to initially stop its contributions to PP was a calculated ploy to increase contributions to Komen. Once contributions to Komen increased 100 fold, Komen reverts back to contributing to PP. A simple marketing ploy, nothing more.
Most of these organizations are scams, IMO, anyway. They raise lots of money, but if any of them have actually contributed to research that has gotten us closer to a cure for cancer, wouldn’t they be trumpeting such news?
There is a website that rates charities in terms of how they spend their money in terms of putting it toward the actual goal. Komen, IIRC, is around 60%, so that 40% is going to what? Salaries, their stupid events, and all those annoying pink themed product pushes.
How much money would they save, I wonder, if they did not try to make all of the participants in their events feel so “special” with the t-shirts, the headbands, the tote bags, etc.
I am sure that the woman who started the whole thing had the best of intentions, but I have to wonder about the people who run it now.
funny how the establishment tells us social issues are not be be spoken because they are not important
The MSM tells us the same but bloody ell go after one of their pets n the social scene and websites get hacked, death threats happen, Dems in power use their power and corruption, Bloomberg gives a quarter of a million
Yea social issues are not important ARF.
It should have read: saving already born women’s lives.
Give the pink back - to the babies.
And done in the USA!
Not surprising. Komen is an ultra-leftist org anyway. I didn’t think they would ignore their constituents.
“the Komen corporation has dirty fundraising hands. this is and was ALWAYS about money. period.”
Exactly, FRiend. They may call these operations “non profits” but they are quite profitable to those people that run them and take home fat pay checks.
Completely unreasonable. It is still murder.
1. Suppose it is discovered that you were actually fathered by your mother's uncle, not your "dad". Would it be OK to kill you now by sucking your brain into a sink? And how is that different if you were only 9 months old? 2 months old?
2. Suppose it is discovered, after long years of being buried because of your Mom's shame, that you were fathered by a brutal rapist, not your "dad". (This HAPPENED to someone very close to me.) Can we put a scalpel through your nose, and flush your brains with saline now? And why is that different than if you were 9 months old?
Once people really understand what abortion is, they understand that these "exceptions" are not reasonable.
Reverse the charges on your CC, or cancel the check?
Statement from Family Research Council:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2012
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397
FRC Responds to Susan G. Komen’s Reconsideration of Abortion-Neutral Stance
February 03, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council responded today to news reports that Susan G. Komen for the Cure may be loosening its grant eligibility requirements and also reconsidering its abortion-neutral stance. The Komen statement released today doesn’t promise new funding for Planned Parenthood but does make future funding an open question.
Jeanne Monahan, Family Research Council’s Director for the Center for Human Dignity, had the following to say:
“The Susan G Komen Foundation made two policy changes this week to ensure money would be better spent to save women’s lives. The first policy change ensured that grants are more directly focused on results. Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms. The second new requirement is that Komen will not award money to organizations that are under federal investigation. Both of these policy decisions ensure money would be better spent to save women’s lives while also making Susan G. Komen abortion-neutral.
“It would be heartbreaking for women who suffer from breast cancer if Planned Parenthood has bullied Komen into loosening their higher standards. Women deserve the best. Komen should stay focused on saving lives, not supporting the nation’s largest abortion provider.
“It is truly unbelievable that the nation’s largest abortion provider has been able to take what has been considered one of America’s most well respected and beloved organizations and demonize it overnight for simply making their grants results-oriented. Planned Parenthood is putting their abortion ideology above the health of women,” concluded Monahan.
Yep, Komen should have stood firm. Now, PP has benefitted from other donors and from Komen in the short run. In the long run, Komen got the feeling they were finished because of their original decision. Now they will be finished because of the flip and flop. In the process, the PP goal of finishing Komen off will come to fruition and PP will pick up the slack by advertising addtional services. Hardball at its best. Catholics and evangelicals, Komen and any other entities with morals and ethics better get the steel spine and quick.
You see emotion takes over and logic takes a walk.
Now what would you do if you had a young daughter in one of those positions would your answer still be the attitude that you wrote to me???
Frankly I had for a very long time question why seperate organizations in regards to breast cancer. Cancer is cancer, regardless of where it hits. Besides what kills women more is heart desease.
I have even question the value of the Koman organization way, way before this brehaha came to light.
I absolutely HATE seeing grown men (well, males of any age) running around and playing football in PINK. The color was likely used because it is a feminine color, so why dress up males in it??? How about a more masculine color like blue??
The PINK SICKNESS has now moved to high school and even down to POP Warner football.
Someone in here on FR told me that “the reason doesn’t matter, just be happy and donate...”.
I replied the reason does matter - for the reasons you state - and as shown by their re-reversal.
I can’t say for sure I guess.
That’s why I have already mde the decision to never murder anyone, especially my grandchildren.
Me too!! As a breast cancer survivor, I've always said it is a way for the "do-gooders" to feel good about helping those who have cancer. I don't want/need any reminder, thank you very much.
Side note: MLB is big on promoting Komen and having those pink ribbon days.....
Another reason I’d like to get rid of Selig.
This whole country is full of cowards. Which is just one of many reasons this country is headed straight to hell.
This whole country is full of cowards. Which is just one of many reasons this country is headed straight to hell.
The child lives. No matter who its father is. It is my grandchild. To kill it is evil.
Komen for the Kill.
Being a victim (of sorts) of something other than breast cancer, I prefer to earmark my donations to Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, which affects more people every year that breast cancer and heart disease combined.
As it stands now, with the CDC, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and monies that could go for research into the causes and possible cure of CFIDS (insidious, nasty disease) we get what’s left after AIDS and breast cancer research.
If you need enlightenment on the disease and how it affects victims and their families and friends, go to cfids.org/symptoms. A lot of us could have been productive a lot longer than we were.
I refuse to give cancer research any funds at all, though I’m sure part of my donations will end up there unless I specifically tag it for CFIDS research.
SGK also said they were going to continue to give PP the usual $300,000+ payments several more times before stopping as they had a contractual obligation to do so. Their funding would have likely continued for the next year, sad to say. They truly have blood on their hands, and now that their dirty little secret has been exposed, I hope they wither on the vine and die after this bone-headed decision.
Mrs. Prince of Space
You didn’t answer the questions he raised, however. Would it be okay to kill you after finding out, years later, that your conception was the result of a rape or incest? And would it make your life any less valuable?
Mrs. Prince of Space
It was definitely too soon to donate. We had to be sure they were doing it for the right reasons and we could trust them. They showed their true colors very quickly and proved our doubts were correct.
I would choose life.
It's still a precious baby, no matter how he was conceived. That is of little importance to that baby. That baby will fight to live even under the most harrowing medical circumstances. Shouldn't we give him that right?
“Redbob apologizes for recent decisions, pledges to discontinue funding of the Susan G Komen Foundation”
There are other charities out there who don’t fund abortions.
I had a cancer scare last year, yes, in my chest, yes, Susan Komen related, I defintely donated money last year
Here is the website to the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
Please see post number 147. Thanks!:)=^..^=
So, after their fund raising increased by 100% (read: they’d raked in the dough from those folks who want to help others but not kill babies), they had a convenient change of heart and decided to use all that newly found money on the very same projects those who gave it find so abominable.
Yep, sounds about right. Welcome to Barry’s World.
Did you or anyone else get an email from an pro-abort newbie?
From OregonMom | 02/03/2012 3:37:27 PM PST new
Komen was right to reverse course. Having an abortion is a decision that should be made between a woman and her doctor. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD STAY OUT!