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Amid abortion debate, Komen cancer charity halting grants to Planned Parenthood
The Washington Post ^ | 1/31/12 | AP Editors

Posted on 01/31/2012 2:23:00 PM PST by Yossarian

NEW YORK — The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups.

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“We’re kind of reeling,” said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia — recipient of a 2010 grant from Komen — and whose wife, Betsi, is a veteran of several Komen fundraising races and is currently battling breast cancer.

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Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. According to Komen, this applies to Planned Parenthood because it’s the focus of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., seeking to determine whether public money was improperly spent on abortions.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; breastcancer; fundingtheleft; komen; komenscam; pinkpredators; pinkscam; plannedparenthood; prolife; radicalfeminists; usingfear
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Yes, the article has tons of bias wording and BS in it, but this is great news!
1 posted on 01/31/2012 2:23:11 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: NYer; wagglebee; CounterCounterCulture; Salvation

Pro-life victory (a battle, in a larger war) PING!


2 posted on 01/31/2012 2:24:10 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

Very good news indeed!


3 posted on 01/31/2012 2:25:15 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Yossarian
. . . organizations that have assisted millions of women

Unreal.

4 posted on 01/31/2012 2:25:58 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Admin Moderator

Hi AM-

I just realized when I posted this article, that I left the “AP Exclusive:” off the start of the article title.

The full article title is: “AP Exclusive: Amid abortion debate, Komen cancer charity halting grants to Planned Parenthood”

If that needs changing, please change it, and my apologies....


5 posted on 01/31/2012 2:26:46 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I thought the Komen people have claimed for years they HAD no association with Planned Parenthood.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 2:27:34 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Yossarian

Yay!!!!


7 posted on 01/31/2012 2:28:42 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Yossarian

Thank You Holy Lord for prayers answered.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 2:30:03 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Yossarian

YES!!!!!!!!!!!

Just looked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Facebook page. The demons are out with their knives now. Very vile creatures.

https://www.facebook.com/susangkomenforthecure?sk=wall&filter=12


9 posted on 01/31/2012 2:31:03 PM PST by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: Yossarian

It’s a PR embarrassment for Komen and PP, but I would not be surprised to learn that funds are being smuggled to PP through a friendly intermediary. God rot them all.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 2:33:26 PM PST by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Yossarian

This is a big victory!
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/31/komen-to-stop-grants-to-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/


11 posted on 01/31/2012 2:33:42 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge-http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php)
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To: RabidBartender

Listen to them squeal...


12 posted on 01/31/2012 2:35:09 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: netmilsmom

Now we will need to pray that they receive enough money to make up for the donations they will lose from the choicers.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 2:36:03 PM PST by newheart (What this country needs is a good dose of bran. Attack Muffins Unite!)
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To: Deb
Talk is WAS cheap
14 posted on 01/31/2012 2:38:40 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Yossarian

HAH!

The liberal lefties at NPR have their pink panites all in a knot.

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/31/146160911/susan-g-komen-halts-grants-to-planned-parenthood

Every year there is a benifit run for Susan G. Komen group in Austin... not only will I be boycotting it this year, I will actively protest it.

So I take it that means you are for the early death of hundreds of thousands of women because they could not get access to the free breast examines offerred by PP because of the previous grants? Wow, you really are evil.

Why does the right wing care nothing about the lives and well being of women? Do they really think that women are just empty vessels for having babies?

more....


15 posted on 01/31/2012 2:40:04 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Newt or else. What part of "Join or Die" don't you understand?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Figures.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 2:41:56 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Those posts at NPR are unbelievable! Is Komen about fighting cancer or funding abortions?, how revealing!


17 posted on 01/31/2012 2:47:42 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Yossarian
“....two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women......” (Planned Parenthood being one of them)

They KILLED 25 million of them. A real big help. 25 million female babies who will never become women. So sad, to say they are “helping” women. As if “helping” women kill their babies is virtuous.

These Lyrics from Keith Green's, A billion Starving People, tell it like it is.

I find it hard to just ignore, the murdered unborn children,
Yes times have changed, but still God warns, you shall not take a life.
I want to save a life today, I want to keep one alive for my Father,
Who will avenge the blood!
Of weak and helpless ones someday - whose lives are spilled out like water,
Lambs in the slaughter, and each one is handmade by Jesus.

18 posted on 01/31/2012 2:49:31 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: madprof98
Apparenty the Washington Post would have us believe that Planned Parenthood only murders male children.
19 posted on 01/31/2012 2:52:04 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Yossarian
Good news, if true. I don't trust them.
20 posted on 01/31/2012 2:57:26 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Romulus
It’s a PR embarrassment for Komen and PP, but I would not be surprised to learn that funds are being smuggled to PP through a friendly intermediary.

That'd be at least two of us thinking that way. I don't trust either organization to tell the truth.

21 posted on 01/31/2012 3:00:24 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Yossarian

Komen has assisted cancer research.

Planned Parenthood has helped kill millions of Americans.
They have also worked to supress the correlation between abortion and the later development of breast cancer.

It seems to me that eliminating PP furthers the work of Komen.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 3:00:29 PM PST by Jemian
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To: matthew fuller; Yossarian; Servant of the Cross; Deb; NoGrayZone; netmilsmom; newheart

>....big victory

Komen and the whole smear of charitable diseases in this culture of death, still fund embryonic stem cell research. Dont start recommending or donating on this news!

>Now we will need to pray that they receive enough money to make up for the >donations they will lose from the choicers.

Newheart.... DONT!


23 posted on 01/31/2012 3:00:41 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: Yossarian; onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; ...
IF TRUE ...


24 posted on 01/31/2012 3:05:35 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Yossarian

Let’s see if they do it under the table now.


25 posted on 01/31/2012 3:15:08 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well...that IS interesting....I’ve refused to do anything with KOMEN for years because of all this...maybe NOW I will (I’m a walker from way back).


26 posted on 01/31/2012 3:18:24 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Responsibility2nd
So I take it that means you are for the early death of hundreds of thousands of women because they could not get access to the free breast examines offerred by PP because of the previous grants? Wow, you really are evil.

I guess she means the "free mammogram screening" that Planned Parenthood really doesn't offer at 95% of their clinics but uses as a front to try to look legitimate?

You can read more about it at the link below but here's a blurb:

Every Planned Parenthood, without exception, tells [the Live Action caller] she will have to go elsewhere for a mammogram, and many clinics admit that no Planned Parenthood clinics provide this breast cancer screening procedure. “We don’t provide those services whatsoever,” admits a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona. Planned Parenthood’s Comprehensive Health Center clinic in Overland Park, KS explains to the caller, “We actually don’t have a, um, mammogram machine, at our clinics.”

So much for the "free breast exam" at PP saving millions of lives. Just more bs from the lying, baby killing liberals.

Planned Parenthood CEO’s False Mammogram Claim Exposed

27 posted on 01/31/2012 3:39:26 PM PST by Reagan is King
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To: Responsibility2nd
So I take it that means you are for the early death of hundreds of thousands of women because they could not get access to the free breast examines offered by PP because of the previous grants? Wow, you really are evil.

I guess she means the "free mammogram screening" that Planned Parenthood really doesn't offer at 95% of their clinics but uses as a front to try to look legitimate?

You can read more about it at the link below but here's a blurb:

Every Planned Parenthood, without exception, tells [the Live Action caller] she will have to go elsewhere for a mammogram, and many clinics admit that no Planned Parenthood clinics provide this breast cancer screening procedure. “We don’t provide those services whatsoever,” admits a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona. Planned Parenthood’s Comprehensive Health Center clinic in Overland Park, KS explains to the caller, “We actually don’t have a, um, mammogram machine, at our clinics.”

So much for the "free breast exam" at PP saving millions of lives. Just more bs from the lying, baby killing liberals.

Planned Parenthood CEO’s False Mammogram Claim Exposed

28 posted on 01/31/2012 3:39:54 PM PST by Reagan is King
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To: Reagan is King

Oops! Sorry for the double post!


29 posted on 01/31/2012 3:41:01 PM PST by Reagan is King
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To: Jemian
Planned Parenthood has helped kill millions of Americans.

Let’s put this into perspective:

Each “+” (cross) represents 10,000 deaths (or fraction thereof)

Revolutionary War 6,188
+

War of 1812 4,505
+

Mexican War 4,152
+

U. S. Civil War (both sides) 498,332
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Spanish-American War 2,446
+

World War I 116,516
+ + + + + + + + + + + +

World War II 405,399
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Korea 54,246
+ + + + + +

Vietnam 58,167
+ + + + + +

Desert Storm 293
+

Afghanistan/Iraq Liberation 3,500
+

Grand Total all U.S. Wars 1,150,744
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Abortions in the U.S. (Since Roe v. Wade in 1973) 54,559,615
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30 posted on 01/31/2012 3:47:29 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: newheart

Lol I doubt SKG will lose one red cent. Liberals never spend their own money. They want to spend tax payer money. I however still don’t feel comfortable supporting SKG because the reason given was NOT the link between breast cancer and abortion but because they are under investigation.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 3:47:48 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Yossarian

Guaranteed this is because the Koman people saw their donations dwindling after the PP connection was disclosed. I used to particpate in the walk for the cure twice a year and raised good money for them. I stopped completely when I learned they were in bed with PP. I know many other people who were the same way. This was a financial decision pure and simple.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 3:59:27 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Yossarian

I walked in the first ‘Revlon-Run/Walk for the Cure’ in 1993. This PP association is why I stopped sponsoring walkers/runners. My company sponsored a team but I resisted. I doubt this will be permanent but what good news for now!


33 posted on 01/31/2012 3:59:34 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Responsibility2nd
So I take it that means you are for the early death of hundreds of thousands of women because they could not get access to the free breast examines offerred by PP because of the previous grants? Wow, you really are evil.

How do you know that irradiating your breasts isn't causing breast cancer?

Mammograms cause breast cancer (and other cancer facts you probably never knew)

34 posted on 01/31/2012 4:08:12 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Chilling.


35 posted on 01/31/2012 4:20:24 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Reagan is King

Thanks for the info! Oh, and bump...


36 posted on 01/31/2012 4:24:38 PM PST by jurroppi1
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To: Yossarian
Yes, the article has tons of bias wording and BS in it, but this is great news!

Of COURSE it does; it's Ezra Klein's (journolist) blog! The article was written by someone else but I'm sure met with his approval.

37 posted on 01/31/2012 4:37:28 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Yossarian

Wow I had no Idea Susan G Komen foundation gave money to planned parenthood. I thought it was an anti-cancer advocacy and research charity.


38 posted on 01/31/2012 4:40:40 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Yossarian

This is wonderful news and it shows that all is not lost. Kudo’s to many pro-life organizations.


39 posted on 01/31/2012 4:44:50 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

2 points before people reach for their wallets and lace up their shoes:

-— The reason SGK is (allegedly) ending its PP funding is BECAUSE PP is under investigation by Congress, and NOT for moral or other reasons.

What happens when the investigation ends?? I wonder if we’ll even hear about it ending and funding resuming as usual (if support ever really stops).


40 posted on 01/31/2012 4:58:57 PM PST by Yooper4Life (They all lie.)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


41 posted on 01/31/2012 5:00:06 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: Yossarian

I haven’t given a dime to either organization. At least Komen did the right thing. Finally.


42 posted on 01/31/2012 5:01:53 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Yossarian

Wow, now maybe I don’t have to feel negative about my sister (Stage IV) having pink-ribbon stuff and supporting all of that.


43 posted on 01/31/2012 5:03:12 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Yooper4Life

Really doesn’t matter the reason. Send money and note that it’s because the PP stuff stopped. Maybe that’ll keep ‘em that way.


44 posted on 01/31/2012 5:11:24 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Yossarian
Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities.

The key to this is the phrase I bolded in the above statement.

I suspect Komen had a meeting to determine how best (from a PR standpoint) to get away from PP. They concocted a great way to do it. Accomplishes their goal and minimizes the negative publicity.

I am so glad to hear about this!

45 posted on 01/31/2012 5:21:42 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Yossarian
“We’re kind of reeling,” said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia — recipient of a 2010 grant from Komen — and whose wife, Betsi, is a veteran of several Komen fundraising races and is currently battling breast cancer.

The CEO of PP is hard up for money to pay for his wife's treatments? I doubt that. Probably makes as much as Warren Buffet's secretary before taxes.

46 posted on 01/31/2012 5:23:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (When is President Obama going to cut Warren Buffett's secretary's tax rate? She gets $200-500k/yr)
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To: Yossarian

Or is he a lowlife rat bastard like John Edwards who milked his wife’s cancer for sympathy while he was cheating around on her siring bastard children?


47 posted on 01/31/2012 5:24:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (When is President Obama going to cut Warren Buffett's secretary's tax rate? She gets $200-500k/yr)
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To: madprof98

. . . organizations that have assisted millions of women

They mean PP is an organization that has killed millions of little girls.

Good news, but I’ll still not donate to Komen


48 posted on 01/31/2012 5:25:28 PM PST by No Socialist
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To: Responsibility2nd

No one else offers free breast cancer screenings? I mean, apart from the lowlifes who go door to door?

Meanwhile the pink garbage trucks and races are all to benefit the ladies. Why no major push to eradicate prostate cancer? Do liberals really thinks that men are just wage slaves for paying taxes?


49 posted on 01/31/2012 5:27:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise (When is President Obama going to cut Warren Buffett's secretary's tax rate? She gets $200-500k/yr)
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To: Yossarian

Thank God!

I’m no longer going to have to bang my head off the wall every October because of all the pink at football games.


50 posted on 01/31/2012 5:33:55 PM PST by WPaCon
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