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Komen head: Planned Parenthood lost funding because they donít do cancer screenings
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | By Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 02/02/2012 5:21:17 PM PST by topher

February 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a tense exchange with MNSBC’s Andrea Mitchell Thursday, the founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure explained that her group stopped funding Planned Parenthood because the abortion organization doesn’t actually provide cancer screenings, but simply refers patients to other clinics.

While extreme vitriol has been aimed at the breast cancer foundation following the news of their decision this week, Komen founder and CEO Nancy Brinker says the decision was simply the result of putting “metrics, outcomes, and measures” to their grants for better use of funds. Mitchell objected, questioning Komen’s possible political motivations, pointing out that Komen’s grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening “have nothing to do with any contraceptive or abortion counseling.”

“That’s not the issue, because that’s not our issue,” Brinker replied. “Our issue is grant excellence. [Planned Parenthood clinics] do pass-through grants with their screening grants: they send people to other facilities. We want to do more direct service grants.”

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Nancy Brinker, CEO and founder of Susan G Komen

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; cancer; cancerscreenings; exploitingwomen; komen; komenscam; liveactionorg; mammograms; nancybrinker; pinkscam; plannedparenthood; prolife; sgk
Now these 22 US Senators have egg on their face. Need to get a list of the Senators that were upset about Planned Parenthood losing its funding...
1 posted on 02/02/2012 5:21:24 PM PST by topher
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To: topher
The article states that Planned Parenthood provides screenings (mammograms) to women, but a Live Action sting found that in fact Planned Parenthood does not offer this service...
2 posted on 02/02/2012 5:27:16 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

Komen’s funding of PP never made sense to me for just this reason, regardless of one’s feelings about abortion.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 5:27:19 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: topher

So much for PP claiming most of their money isn’t earned or directed at abortion. Cat’s out of the bag by another liberal group. To hell with both of them. Like breast cancer is the only cancer that has to get attention over all other forms.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 5:28:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: topher
See Also: Komen's donations up 100% in past two days
5 posted on 02/02/2012 5:29:09 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: topher
An important excerpt from the article:

The Daily Caller reported Thursday that Komen for the Cure’s donations have doubled in the past two days.

Link to this story:

Komen donations up 100 per cent after cutting ties to Planned Parenthood

6 posted on 02/02/2012 5:30:28 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

FOX (Shemp) proudly proclaimed this evening that the baby killers have pulled in more money since Komen pulled their funding than the amount they were receiving from Komen. If that’s true, what the hell is the problem? The baby killers should be thrilled that Komen pulled their funding.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 5:31:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: Keith in Iowa

You beat them to posting this info, but I needed to make the info stand out (formatting)...


8 posted on 02/02/2012 5:32:19 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

I have been trying to get on Komen’s website to donate and have not been able to upload their site...on the other hand had no trouble pulling up the Planned Parenthood site...I hope no liberal scum is messing with Komen...


9 posted on 02/02/2012 5:32:36 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: topher

Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas. Komen should never have touched Planned Parenthood with a ten foot pole. Hopefully this controversy will awaken many supporters of Susan G. Komen as well as those who have had breast cancer or who have loved ones who had breast cancer. This is really a public relations disaster for Planned Parenthood. It is a good thing that this toxic organization that rode the crest of the feminist wave is finally being exposed to women, many of whom have been brainwashed by the “prochoice” lies.

Planned Parenthood wants to bully people, they want people to be afraid of them. They forget that bullies don’t have many friends. Planned Parenthood will be losing many of their donations and will no longer be seen as a “mainstream” organization. It’s about time.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 5:34:36 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Wpin
The Komen website was hacked.

See the article on Freerepublic.com:

Pro-aborts hack Komen website over cutting Planned Parenthood

Instead of having text about the run for the cure, the hackers put:

... “Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank.”

11 posted on 02/02/2012 5:36:53 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Komen's donations are up dramatically right now, so it is a win situation for Komen.

But the 22 Senators who claimed it was wrong for Komen to pull the funding should read this article. It is my opinion they have egg on their faces...

12 posted on 02/02/2012 5:39:51 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: colorado tanker
It makes even less sense when you understand that abortion is a risk factor for breast cancer.
13 posted on 02/02/2012 5:42:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Wpin

They will never get a from me... they aren’t in the least concerned about a cure for breast cancer... Their top employees make almost half a million dollars a year...


14 posted on 02/02/2012 5:44:35 PM PST by DrewsMum
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To: topher
Everyone should donate now that the vile PP is not getting cash from them.

I've lost two good friends to breast and cervical cancer, women in their 30's and it's got to stop.

15 posted on 02/02/2012 5:44:35 PM PST by Regulator
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To: topher
The article states that Planned Parenthood does not do screenings and that's why the Komen people pulled their plug.
16 posted on 02/02/2012 5:46:57 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: topher
Two articles about the Planned Parenthood claim that it does Mammograms [since Planned Parenthood claim they do perform Mammograms, they must provide no Mammograms] One can always bet on what Planned Parenthood says is a lie...

The articles:

Live Action News and Blog: Planned Parenthood CEO’s False Mammogram Claim Exposed

LifeSiteNews.com: Mammograms? What mammograms? New video exposes Planned Parenthood false claim

17 posted on 02/02/2012 5:49:04 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Abortion is an intrusion on pregnancy which is a natural process. Abortion involves using sharp instruments and suctioning out a baby who is not ready to come out. During the birth process, the baby comes out at his/her own time which is followed by the passing of the placenta leaving the uterus free of any tissue that does not belong there. Abortion is totally unnatural and dangerous to both mother and child.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 5:54:04 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: topher

PP just does breast exams. Breast exams are not that important in the age group of women who need real screening. They need mammograms which PP does not do. Self breast exams are much better than once a year exam by anyone including a physician. I know this cause I am a physician. Unless the woman is mentally challenged someway they always find the lump first. PP is not needed in the breast cancer fight. Komen would be much better off giving grants for mobile mammography to areas where it is needed. Not some dang PP clinic.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 6:01:39 PM PST by therut
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To: Regulator
A good resource for young women and women (and girls) is the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

The head of this organization is a breast cancer surgeon who has lost her own mother to breast cancer. She is an MD. There a number of other MD's (Medical Doctors) on the board of this organization. The exception is a PhD in Biology who specializes in hormone research (estrogen) and other aspects that impact breast cancer...

Breast Cancer incidents started going up after the introduction of the pill in the 1960's. Why? Estrogen is a carcinogen -- the constant release of the hormone in the body is bad for women.

Additionally, the estrogen in the birth control pill is an artifical hormone -- hard on the body in general, and hard on the liver.

Abortion is also a breast cancer risk because it starts a natural process (pregnancy) abruptly.

A normal pregnancy will end with childbirth and breastfeeding.

Both of these factors PREVENT breast cancer.

There are four types of cells in the breast for women -- Types I, II, III, and IV. After childbirth, the woman normally only have Type IV -- which do not cause cancer.

On the other hand, abortion causes the breast to start to mature, but normally occurs after producing lots and lots of Type II cells -- the type most associated with breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute has some good literature but the best is the Breast Cancer: Risks and Prevention (4th Edition)

Get the booklet to your friends. You can purchase information from them or use the online information. They have pamphlets as well.

Donating money to this organization might be better than donating to Susan G. Komen.

I would hope that you and your friends would make time to read the information from this organization.

20 posted on 02/02/2012 6:02:52 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: DrewsMum

“hey will never get a from me... they aren’t in the least concerned about a cure for breast cancer... Their top employees make almost half a million dollars a year...”

Just because they do not pay well does not mean that they do not care about a cure for breast cancer...they obviously have taken a strong stance on the moral issue of life. If they fell that way about life, they are fine for cancer cures...they have my support.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 6:04:51 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: therut
Hopefully you are aware of:

Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

Their head is:

Angela Lanfranchi, MD, FACS, [Breast Cancer Surgeon] Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ.

They also have a number of other MD's on the board.

But they also Joel Brind, PhD in Biology and Endocrinology.

There are not too many folks with that speciality (Endocrinology) and that is a necessary field to be an expert in to study Breast Cancer.

You might want someone in your medical office to download or look at:

Breast Cancer: Risks and Prevention (4th Edition) by this organization. They are very leading edge in terms of research in this field (especially in terms of prevention).

22 posted on 02/02/2012 6:09:48 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: Wpin

You don’t get it. They didn’t pull funds because they are prolife. It has nothing to do with abortion.

They are also vultures on small cancer charities. Suing them for trademark infringement for using the word “cure”. Do you REALLY think they NEED another dime?


23 posted on 02/02/2012 6:11:05 PM PST by DrewsMum
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To: Mr. Lucky
That is correct.

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards claimed they did provide Mammograms (which is false).

The reason this issue came up was because of the state of Indiana denying funding to Planned Parenthood.

But Live Action.org/Lila Rose exposed this as a lie.

I posted links to a couple of articles on this in REPLY #17 in this thread -- just after your reply...

Link to #17:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2841766/posts?page=17#17 -- links to articles that proves Planned Parenthood DOES NOT provide Mammograms

24 posted on 02/02/2012 6:18:29 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I have not given t Komen in years due to their ties to Planned Parenthood. That’s in spite of family members who had breast cancer. Why would I want to fund killing babies? Once they are completely “divested” of PP, I will donate.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 6:34:15 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

Yes, I know it’s not ABOUT the abortions.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 6:36:27 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

Same here.


27 posted on 02/02/2012 6:38:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: topher

Video: Straight Talk from Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen has spent 30 years providing real help to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women, and recent changes to Komen's granting policies only reinforce our commitment. Recent reports about those policies aren't getting it right. See the real story from SGK Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker in this "Straight Talk" video.
28 posted on 02/02/2012 7:38:10 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: madison10

Good post. Spot on. The hell with Komen. Another liberal front group that has lots of people on F.R. fooled. They will go to the ends of the earth to cover up the BC - Abortion link. Too bad so many of you are duped.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 7:49:41 PM PST by 4PublicSchools (Proud protectionist of American interests.)
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To: Wpin
...does not mean that they do not care about a cure for breast cancer...they obviously have taken a strong stance on the moral issue of life. If they fell that way about life, they are fine for cancer cures...they have my support.

I'm not convinced that is their true motive.

There's an urban legend that says Michael Jordan was once approached to endorse a democratic candidate, and he refused. Was it because he was secretly Republican, they asked? No, he explained - he wouldn't get involved because "Republicans buy sneakers, too."

From recent reports, it sounds like PP is going all in to reelect Obama, and it could get quite ugly. It's just MHO but rather than having a moral epiphany, Komen is merely protecting itself. They don't want to lose 1/2 of their potential donations.

I'ts understandable to me that Komen doesn't want to be linked to PP - in the moral continuum they're nearly opposites...

30 posted on 02/02/2012 7:52:31 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Brown Deer

Like Komen, here are some other famous non-profits & govt agencies that have helped the poor:

Acorn
March of Dimes
Planned Parenthood
NAACP
Freddie & Fannie
HUD
Rainbow Coalition

Nice try.


31 posted on 02/02/2012 7:54:34 PM PST by 4PublicSchools (Proud protectionist of American interests.)
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To: Wpin

Looks like they haven’t ceased their PP giving after all...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2841763/posts?page=1


32 posted on 02/02/2012 8:06:09 PM PST by DrewsMum
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To: 4PublicSchools
Planned Parenthood

So you believe that Komen should help finance the organization that has murdered over six million defenseless babies?

Nice try.
33 posted on 02/02/2012 10:59:19 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: topher

Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide breast cancer screening.

They said that recently but I can’t remember where. They simply refer women to other places, but take Komen’s money anyway.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 11:08:51 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
See Reply #17 in this thread.

There are links to articles about the FALSE Claims of Planned Parenthood providing Mammograms.

I probably should have been more careful in my wording. But just because Planned Parenthood claims something does not make it true...

35 posted on 02/03/2012 1:54:19 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

Agreed.

I tend to think Planned Parenthood lies most of the time.


36 posted on 02/03/2012 10:46:33 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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