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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Not unexpected. Reminds me very much of when Dayton/Hudson stores decided to stop funding Planned Parenthood and then quickly reversed course.
You are either of the world or you are of God and if you are of the world, you will not see clearly the pain caused by abortion and will succumb to the financial pressure to live as the world does. I’m sure the Komen people would face serious loss of funding if they weren’t promoted by the liberal media and liberal groups. After all, there’s no way the Komen people would be everpresent in the media without towing the liberal line.
I knew this would come out the way it did but now they have made themselves more publicly aligned with funding Planned Parenthood so more people of God will choose not to support them.
It’s too bad they caved but now their bloodied hands are far more visible. Prior to the events of this week it took a whole lot more explaining to convince people of the Komen-PP link. There are a whole lot more people now who won’t be participating and donating to their walks and other fundraisers. Watch Komen’s donor income plummet over the next year.
Our quilt group raises $1,000 a year, and that is where we send the money, we checked out Breast Cancer Foundation after many of our members asked if they funded PP with our donations, and the answer was NO.
komen will just go under the table to do it!
And I am going to add a piece of advice for ALL women who have had hysterectomies make sure your GYN checks your bladder very thoroughly each time you go for your pap smear. Seems PROLAPSED BLADDER is EXTREMELY COMMON for those of us who have had to have hysterectomies for various reasons. I've had my 'lesson' on this for the past year! Now facing surgery to repair it 25 years later. Why didn't they just tack the bladder in it's proper place while they were doing the hysterectomy in the first place so it would not Prolapse years later?
My cousin is a breast cancer survivor, and gave, ran, etc for K, once educated by me NO longer funds or walks for the K foundation. We are both committed Christians.
Old ladies walk they don’t run, and we both are that.
Is anyone actually surprised?
LOL, I knew they would. I feel sorry for all of you sent money to them as a show of support. At least, with this out in the open, my wife and I won’t have to spend as much time explaining why we don’t make any donations to them or support them in any way, even though my wife is a breast cancer survivor.
Here is one large contributor. http://www.water.com/susangkomen
Comprising of these bottled water brands.
DS WATERS OF AMERICA,CONTRIBUTIONS TO BREAST CANCER CAUSE WILL RISE TO $1.2 MILLION
Abortion is highly correlated with an increase in breast cancer, but hey, never let the facts of science get in the way of a progs desire to exterminant the innocent.
KOMEN CAVES...the abortion Nazis won again.
The baby killers won again!
I quit supporting this group sometime ago.
I consider life a gift and in this day and age cannot
understand the use of abortion for any kind of birth control.
I can understand the main three exceptions and can live with that but anything else I just don’t think so.
I really hate all the pink ribbon stuff and related stuff.
Then this outfit needs to be written off, should not donate a penny to them, maybe they will now endorse Mitt Romney.
54+ Million in the USA alone since Roe v Wade! GENOCIDE BY ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT! Time for Christians to wake up, and start spreading the TRUTH, and go back to the Bible’s teaching about killing. Maybe we ought to take heed of the book of Jeremiah better.
4Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
8Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
9Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
10See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
11Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. 12Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
13And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. 14Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. 15For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah. 16And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands. 17 Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them. 18For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
19And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.
You lost me on the last line
I don’t think they actively hide any research but I think the research you site is controversial even among pro-lifers.
In recent years I've avoided "pink ribbon" grocery items, even of products I normally buy.
Are you talking about the three main exceptions to abortion, rape, incest and life of the Mother?
I find those reasonable.
The whole country now knows they’re joined at the hip to Margaret Sanger’s death machine. I look forward to seeing to seeing a lot less pink running ribbons at the grocery store this October. And now, any company that sponsors Komen in anyway gets a lifetime ban from me.