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Komen reverses decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood
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Posted on 02/03/2012 8:51:47 AM PST by mockingbyrd

Susan G. Koman for the Cure has reversed its decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood after twenty-two Democratic senators sent a letter to the group's founder and CEO urging it to reconsider the decision

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And this is why the left is successful. Throwing tempertantrums still works.

I don't get how giving in to people who hacked your website to mock you is in your best interest. But whatever. Komen looks like a joke. And since I detested how they spent the money they raise (lots of waste) I don't feel bad about not giving them any.

1 posted on 02/03/2012 8:51:55 AM PST by mockingbyrd
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To: mockingbyrd

so.. PP gets more money than ever - they get all the money pledged sonce Koman withdrew their grant (Including bloonberg’s matching contribution) and they get the origional money from Komen.

remind me not to give to Komen.


2 posted on 02/03/2012 8:56:50 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: mockingbyrd

Well, AT LEAST, many people are now more aware of where their donation money could end up.

Some nasty people within the culture of death...


3 posted on 02/03/2012 8:58:03 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: mockingbyrd

Incredible. I wrote them an e-mail supporting their decision to stop giving to PP, and I’m sure many others did too. They actually do good work, aside from that, and it’s really sad to see them putting their priorities on a project that is not even their own.

But to Dems, abortion is a sacrament and PP is its church.


4 posted on 02/03/2012 8:58:12 AM PST by livius
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To: mockingbyrd

Komen and Planned Parenthood did this to extract money from Pro Lifers and use that cash to murder babies.


5 posted on 02/03/2012 8:58:47 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: mockingbyrd
So the Susan G Komen group supports abortion. Now any company that supports Susan G Komen is just as guilty as them for supporting abortion.

I see a massive drop in their donation jars.

6 posted on 02/03/2012 8:58:47 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: mockingbyrd

I was considering giving money to Komen, but I wanted to see if they had the guts to hold.

They didn’t.

Glad I waited.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 8:59:03 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: mockingbyrd

So, the pro-death people win. No money to Komen from me, EVER. I’m horrified.


8 posted on 02/03/2012 8:59:33 AM PST by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: livius

We need to bombard them with the facts of the link between ABORTION and BREAST CANCER.


9 posted on 02/03/2012 8:59:57 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: mockingbyrd

As far as I’m concerned, all these “cure” organizations are scams.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 9:00:03 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: mockingbyrd

I’m trying to find their contact info to demand my donation back as it was generated under false pretenses. Their donantions doubled over two days, make them return the money. Make it hurt.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 9:01:00 AM PST by mockingbyrd
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To: Psycho_Bunny

The phones and web-site at Kommen are melting!!!!


12 posted on 02/03/2012 9:01:13 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Westbrook

Me too- and breast cancer prevention and treatment is a huge issue for me, as my beautiful cousin has been fighting BC for 5 years now. I’m so disgusted.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 9:01:46 AM PST by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: mockingbyrd
Very very foolish of them. They raised the awareness greatly of this issue, and now have pulled the rug out from people who were coming to their defense.

I think they will see a very strong backlash.

14 posted on 02/03/2012 9:04:38 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: mockingbyrd

The only good that can come of this is that the link between the Komen Foundation and the culture of death has been exposed for all the world to see.

Ye shall know them by their fruits.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 9:04:43 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: mockingbyrd

“Make them return the money. Make it hurt.”

My thoughts, exactly!! Maybe it was a scam to raise money for both organizations.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 9:05:27 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: mockingbyrd

FUSK


17 posted on 02/03/2012 9:06:36 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: mockingbyrd

Therefore... anyone who donates money to the Komen foundation, or buys any of those ubiquitous pink-marked products is supporting abortion — end of story.

A hundred specks of truth used to float one lie, or how a little leaven spoils the whole loaf.

NO DONOATIONS TO KOMEN


18 posted on 02/03/2012 9:11:09 AM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: mockingbyrd

I applaud people who donate their time and money to a cause as worthy as fighting cancer. However, now the Komen Foundation
has caved to the biggest baby killer group in the U.S. I will no longer give one penny to them to support abortion.
And I am sick and tired of seeing pink on every professional baseball and football player for an entire month
every year. Pink bats, pink gloves, pink shoes. Enough already!


19 posted on 02/03/2012 9:12:04 AM PST by SwatTeam
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To: mockingbyrd

The rotten news just keeps coming today.


20 posted on 02/03/2012 9:12:28 AM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: All

The attack on Komen was manufactured, orchestrated and promoted entirely by the leftest main stream media.

A long as the Left controls NBC,CBS,ABC,CNN,NYT,WP conservatives will remain virtually powerless to turn around the decline of America.

No politician, no organization, no corporation no matter how large, no matter how rich, no matter how popular can stand up to them.
Likewise no group on the left; teachers unions, unions in general, environmental extremists, race baiters, Democratic politicians Hollywood filth merchants and America haters could survive the scrutiny of an honest un-biased media. The survival of all the hateful tentacles of the leftest beast are dependent on their maintaining control of the main stream media. All efforts to weaken these tentacles will fail as long as the left controls the main stream media.

All the complaints and exposes by MRC, Fox News and Newsbusters are insufficient. Unless conservatives are willing to take some direct concrete action to punish financially the lefts propaganda machine and the corporations whose advertising dollars support this machine nothing will change for the better.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 9:15:16 AM PST by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: crosshairs

Rochester NY is now giving out condoms in their high schools. I believe this will be just another base for Planned Parenthood under a different name, i.e., a referral center. ALL PAID FOR BY THE GOVERNMENT.


22 posted on 02/03/2012 9:15:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Jonah Johansen

You got talkradio and the internet for the conservatives, but that is about it.


23 posted on 02/03/2012 9:17:07 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mockingbyrd

let’s not forget how Komen’s donations skyrocketed since they announce no more PP funding. One wonders if they’ll return all that money???


24 posted on 02/03/2012 9:21:00 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: mockingbyrd

Now for my little tantrum. I won’t buy any product with that pink ribbon on it.


25 posted on 02/03/2012 9:21:18 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: mockingbyrd

Cowards.


26 posted on 02/03/2012 9:21:29 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SumProVita

Why do they call it PLANNED PARENTHOOD when it involves UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES and MURDER ?


27 posted on 02/03/2012 9:21:41 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: mockingbyrd

BTTT

At least the mask is now off.


28 posted on 02/03/2012 9:22:31 AM PST by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: mockingbyrd

Reading into this that they will continue to explore ways to get away from future grants to PP. What a mess. Reading the posts on facebook, SGK has managed to piss off people on all sides of the issue. At least the issue has been raised and has even given traction to the issue of PP supporting the Girl Scouts. Yay for that.


29 posted on 02/03/2012 9:22:43 AM PST by Mercat
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To: mockingbyrd

Cowards...

The liberal Death Factory is up and running again...can’t let those infants slip through the cracks, now...

Komen...fighting breast cancer to let adults live...while giving money to the Murder Machine to deny infants a chance to.

Yeah...that’s about right.

Mike Savage was right...liberalism IS a mental disorder.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 9:35:32 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Not to mention the fact that Abortion seems to increase the risk of breast cancer based on some recent studies.

This is because when a woman is pregnant her body prepares for the baby by increasing the growth rate of the breast tissue, an unexpected end to that pregnancy causes the body to be disrupted hormonally.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 9:41:33 AM PST by GraceG
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To: mockingbyrd

It’s not that throwing tantrums works. It’s that people who can wield the power of government, writing a private group “urging” them to do something, essentially threatening them with force, works.


32 posted on 02/03/2012 9:47:43 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mockingbyrd

What a kick in the face. Now all the donations they got from pro-lifers will go to fund abortions. Wow.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 9:48:03 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: GraceG

“..Not to mention the fact that Abortion seems to increase the risk of breast cancer ...

Those people are frigging insane. Justifying murder on the one hand, but yet “fighting for life” on the other hand.

But hey...WE’RE the “extremists”, right....go figure.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 9:49:39 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: mockingbyrd; Polyxene

If you used your credit card you can contact you credit card company directly and have them give you the charge back. It happened to me on another instance and I had no trouble getting the money back.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 9:53:59 AM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Many of these charities are businesses pure and simple. You really want to help out with the fight against cancer ? Help the person ! Help them with bills that tend to build up when something like this affects them and their families. Be a listening ear, help with transportation, babysitting, meals etc....


36 posted on 02/03/2012 9:54:49 AM PST by HangingTuff
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To: mockingbyrd

Was only a matter of time.

Hopefully people will reserach their charities more carefully.


37 posted on 02/03/2012 9:56:11 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: camle

If one made a pledge based on their decision to end PP support, one only has to renege on the pledge and tell them to stick it.


38 posted on 02/03/2012 9:57:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mockingbyrd

I’m sure glad I didn’t reward them yesterday with a donation. Now... they get nothing... ever.


39 posted on 02/03/2012 10:05:15 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Gaffer

i lkinda like the idea of findong out what companies donate to them, and not buy from those companies.


40 posted on 02/03/2012 10:13:53 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: mockingbyrd

Now it is up to donors. Namely, the donors need to stop sending money to Komen.

Komen is a pretty liberal organization so it is not surprising to see them stay with Planned Parenthood.

The only way to fight liberalism is to starve it to death.


41 posted on 02/03/2012 10:20:49 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: mockingbyrd
make them return the money

I'd cancel the check.

42 posted on 02/03/2012 10:22:43 AM PST by wbill
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I’m sure glad I didn’t reward them yesterday with a donation

I strongly disliked Komen - principally, their strong arming of donations at work, and incessant promotions. They had replaced "United Way" as my least favorite charity.

Then, yesterday, I said, "Hmmm. Nice to see them respond to the concerns of their donors. Maybe they're worth a second look".

Guess not. I'm composing a letter to them, with these very points. Will see what happens. Most likely, I'll feel better, and Komen will email a canned response.

43 posted on 02/03/2012 10:28:34 AM PST by wbill
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"Ye shall know them by their fruits."

Those were the first words out of my wife's mouth this morning upon hearing of Komen's cowardice and perfidy.

But now, all of the country can know Komen for what they are.

44 posted on 02/03/2012 10:40:00 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Now for my little tantrum. I won’t buy any product with that pink ribbon on it.

I also shun any product with the word "Green" on it.

The Earth-Goddess-Worshipping environmentalists have always been in the same camp with the abortionists.

45 posted on 02/03/2012 10:43:58 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: chessplayer

-—Now all the donations they got from pro-lifers will go to fund abortions.-—

But the effort was not in vain. Now this Komen organization is known as a duplicitous, pro-abortion group.

The mask is off.


46 posted on 02/03/2012 10:53:18 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Psycho_Bunny

-—As far as I’m concerned, all these “cure” organizations are scams.


At least in the following sense. When you pay for research, you get... research.

When you offer a reward for a cure, you get.... cures.

Can you imagine if wanted posters offered money to people to look for the bad guy?


47 posted on 02/03/2012 10:58:35 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: mockingbyrd

Hardly surprising. Yesterday I said it’s real easy to just make a statement saying you’d quit, and whether they actually did was a totally different issue.


48 posted on 02/03/2012 11:34:26 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

They are. There are many good people working for them, but they aren’t in on the scam.

It’s mainly about guilting people into donations, to propagate the group’s existence, turn them into ‘experts’ to raise their profile and power, and throw money over to certain research scientists so that it will never be used to ever make a cure.

For example the people researching natural anti-cancer compounds are not being funded by any of these ‘cure’ groups. You can’t patent natural substances. They do know they could patent pills and solutions of natural substances that are enhanced and compressed and released in patented special delivery systems (time released, etc), but they don’t want to touch natural compounds.


49 posted on 02/03/2012 11:39:55 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mockingbyrd

“And this is why the left is successful. Throwing tempertantrums still works”.

Yes.... however only when the media supports what you are tantrumming about!


50 posted on 02/03/2012 11:41:35 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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