Skip to comments.Catholics (RC Diocese of Atlanta) end Komen support
Posted on 10/07/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT by NYer
ATLANTA The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta had told its parishes, schools and other organizations to end their support for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity over a lingering abortion dispute.
That directive from religious leaders came in a memo Monday. It criticized grants given by some Komen officials to Planned Parenthood to support breast screenings. Planned Parenthood also provides abortions, which are against Catholic religious teachings.
But thats not the case in Atlanta. The local Komen affiliate told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it has never given funding to Planned Parenthood Southeast.
Komen Atlanta remains committed to ensuring that all women, especially the underserved, in our community have access to lifesaving breast cancer screening and support services, the charity said in a statement. It did not directly mention the archdioceses policy. Any decrease in support directly impacts our ability to serve these women.
The archdiocese, which represents about 1 million Catholics in North Georgia, said Facebook postings by the local Komen affiliate caused church officials to believe it was working behind the scenes to encourage the national Komen office to resume funding for Planned Parenthood. Those social media postings were several months old.
Until recently, donations to the Greater Atlanta affiliate of the Komen fund did not constitute a direct cooperation with evil, because none of the money they raised went to Planned Parenthood, the archdiocese said.
Earlier this year, the Komen organization abandoned plans to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. The group changed course after a three-day furor from political leaders and Komen affiliates who criticized the policy change and suggested the charitys leadership had bowed to anti-abortion pressure.
I don’t believe the Atlanta Komen grp..
Ga right to life http://www.grtl.org/?q=node/283
there are other reputable breast cancer grps to give to...
such as Breast Cancer Research Foundation..
The Komen “brand” is toast. They alienated everyone.
Should make no difference. The Archdiocese did not say to stop contributing to the Atlanta chapter, it said quit Komen period.
Komen did quit PP and then got cold feet and wimped out. They are screwed as a result.
Good for them. Let’s hope other dioceses follow suit.
I’m glad to know there are alternatives out there. That needs to be publicized.
I don’t support anything with the Komen name on it - that’s water over the dam.