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  • 11 Komen for the Cure Affiliates Give Planned Parenthood Hundreds of Thousands in Donations

    07/29/2015 2:48:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    As the scandal over Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of unborn babies escalates, pro-life advocates are increasingly turning their focus onto companies and organizations that fund the abortion giant. Years ago, the breast cancer charity Komen for the Cure, after several years of protests and opposition from pro-life groups, finally announced that it would no longer fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood, in turn, used its supporters in Hollywood and the mainstream media to so thoroughly castigate and trash Komen that it was bullied into resuming funding. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately Now,...
  • Planned Parenthood hires same crisis management firm Komen hired to fend off PP

    07/28/2015 4:13:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    Well, isn’t this rich. Politico is reporting that Planned Parenthood has hired crisis management firm SKDKnickerbocker “as it scrambles to deal with the ongoing scandal”: SKDKnickerbocker is no newbie to working on Planned Parenthood issues. The Democratically aligned firm is run by well-connected operatives, including Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen. It also worked with the group during the 2012 election cycle, according to SKDKnickerbocker’s website. SKDKnickerbocker is also the group Susan G. Komen for the Cure hired in 2012 when it was trying to fend off Planned Parenthood after deciding to break financial ties with the abortion giant. At the...
  • US House nixes funding for Komen over Planned Parenthood ties

    07/16/2015 3:04:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Steve Weatherbe
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life Republicans in the House of Representatives amended a commemorative coin bill to cut Susan G. Komen for the Cure off from a potential $4.75 million in revenues. This because the breast cancer research charity funds Planned Parenthood (PP), America's largest abortion provider.The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act was passed by the House 429 to 1 Wednesday afternoon after all references to Susan G. Komen for the Cure were removed. It now calls for the  minting of gold and silver commemorative coins bearing a design about breast cancer research, with the...
  • Susan G. Komen’s Moral Dilemma

    11/06/2014 4:33:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10.09.14 | JUDY ROBERTS
    As a two-time breast-cancer survivor, Eve Sanchez Silver once supported the Susan G. Komen organization in her personal fight against a disease affecting hundreds of thousands of U.S. women each year.  But when she found out while serving on the group’s National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council that Komen was giving money to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s No. 1 abortion provider, she knew she had a problem.“Here was a breast-health organization — a very life-affirming organization, from my perspective — funding an organization that essentially kills people. I couldn’t understand why they thought that was okay.”  Sanchez Silver, a retired medical-research analyst...
  • Susan G. Komen Suffers 22% Drop in Donations, Due to Planned Parenthood Abortion Controversy

    01/08/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Susan G. Komen suffered a 22 percent drop in donations last year, which may have been due to the controversy it recently had regarding its monetary ties to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. A spokeswoman for the breast cancer awareness organization acknowledged a strong decline in donations, according to the Associated Press. "Citing audited financial statements posted on its website this week, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions - including donations and corporate sponsorships - dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year...
  • Komen sees 22% decline in donations following Planned Parenthood funding controversy

    01/06/2014 12:04:43 PM PST · by topher · 37 replies ^ | Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:20 EST | by Susan Michelle Tyrell
    Jan. 6, 2014 ( - The Race for the Cure has hit a wall. Breast Cancer giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in funding controversies, and a new report shows that its revenue is plummeting, not only for its once-popular race, but also for its organization at large. Reports show that Komen experienced a 22% drop in donations in the year after the controversy over its grants to Planned Parenthood. Reports also showed that “fewer people took part in its fundraising Races for the Cure across the country. The organization announced last summer that it would...
  • Komen Sees Big Drop in Contributions After Dispute

    01/06/2014 12:02:07 PM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-January-2014 | By JAMIE STENGLE
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure saw a 22 percent drop in contributions in the year following the controversy over its decision, quickly reversed, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.
  • Planned Parenthood Cuts Breast Screenings 34% After Exploiting Komen for Millions

    12/13/2013 7:16:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Kelsey Hazzard
    I hate to say I told you so. That’s usually an empty phrase. Let’s face it: most people love to say “I told you so.” But in this case, I really do hate it—because I successfully predicted that something pretty awful would happen. Back in February of 2012, the Susan G. Komen controversy was at its zenith. You’ll recall that Susan G. Komen announced that it would stop funding Planned Parenthood, which it had been doing to the tune of about $600,000 a year, and use that money for other projects instead. Planned Parenthood responded with an extensive media campaign...
  • Komen Still Sends Big Bucks to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    10/22/2013 8:42:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 10/22/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Komen for the Cure was the subject of national controversy when it decided to stop providing grants to the Planned Parenthood abortion business and, following pressure from abortion advocates and the media, reversed course days later. The headlines were an alert to pro-life advocates to not trust the breast cancer charity and its donations and number of Race for the Cure event participants have suffered as a result. Since then, Komen has restablished itself as a reliable funder of the nation’s biggest abortion company — to the tune of $700,000, according to one pro-life leader. Keith Mason of Personhood USA,...

    10/16/2013 6:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies ^ | October 16th, 2013 | Sid Saraf
    October is the pink month for the NFL. Players, coaches, cheerleaders and even stadiums are adorned with the color to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The league also sells pink merchandise (hats, jerseys, etc.) and donates a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. How much of the proceeds? Well, not a whole lot. ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting (via Business Insider) that the league takes a “25 percent royalty from the wholesale price (1/2 retail), donates 90 percent of royalty to American Cancer Society.”
  • What Really Happened at the Komen Foundation

    06/22/2013 4:15:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 6/21/2013 | Austin Ruse
    The clean sweep at the Komen Foundation is finally complete. A few days ago Komen founder Nancy Brinker finally lost her job as CEO. It took a while but they finally got rid of her, the woman who watched her sister suffer and die from breast cancer, who dedicated her life to eradicating the disease, who created one of the most successful global health charities in the world. They removed her for the crime of trying to defund Planned Parenthood. She’s being replaced by a woman some say had a hand in developing Obamacare and who has never run a...
  • New Komen CEO Won’t Reveal Her Abortion Position But Donated to Obama

    06/24/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/24/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The new president of Komen for the Cure is refusing to detail her position on abortion. That will likely only add to the furor the breast cancer charity has caused within the pro-life community — where its initial decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood and its backtracking days later cost it dearly with pro-life Americans. As LifeNews reported, Komen has a new president and CEO. The breast cancer charity named Judith Salerno to replace founder Nancy Brinker, whose promise to her dying sister begat a fundraising powerhouse has faced significant controversy. Brinker announced last summer she would step down following an...
  • New Komen for the Cure CEO headed group behind HHS birth control mandate

    06/19/2013 4:18:20 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/13 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Embattled breast cancer awareness group Komen for the Cure has announced the selection of a new CEO, Judith A. Salerno. Salerno currently serves as executive director and chief operating officer of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a chief adviser to the Obama Administration regarding the implementation of Obamacare. Under Salerno’s leadership, the IOM told the Obama Administration that insurance companies should be forced to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-causing drugs for all women, without co-pays. That recommendation became the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate, which requires employers to provide such insurance plans for their female employees or face heavy fines,...
  • Komen cancels 3-Day walk in District, six other cities in 2014

    06/04/2013 7:18:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    washington post ^ | 6/4/2013 | By Lena H. Sun
    The Susan G. Komen foundation canceled its signature 3-Day walk in Washington and six other cities next year, slashing the number of the fundraising events by half, as participation continues to drop more than a year after a funding controversy involving Planned Parenthood. Komen called its decision to pull out of the event one that “was not made lightly, as this bold and empowering event has touched the lives of thousands of participants.” Spokeswoman Andrea Rader cited economic uncertainty and competition from other charities as factors in the decision — the same reasons Komen has cited for the drop in...
  • Komen for the Cure founder hosts fundraiser for top gay activist organization

    02/07/2013 3:47:59 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 7, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Eric and Nancy Brinker at the reception for Lambda Legal WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2013, ( – Nancy Brinker, the founder of the breast cancer research organization Komen for the Cure, has thrown her weight behind another controversial cause: gay activism.  Together with her son Eric, Brinker hosted a reception for the gay legal advocacy organization Lambda Legal last month in Washington, D.C.  Lambda is one of the leading organizations promoting the homosexual agenda in the country.  The decision to host the reception comes almost exactly a year after Brinker's organization announced that it was cutting funding for Planned Parenthood,...
  • Planned Parenthood should be defunded

    10/30/2012 6:46:18 AM PDT · by MockTurtle · 3 replies
    Iowa Right to Life News ^ | 10/30/12 | Jenifer Bowen
    The Des Moines Register printed a Letter to the Editor from Iowa Right to Life this morning, that was a response to a very one-sided Associated Press story that ran in the Register a few days ago. Here is the IRTL letter: Planned Parenthood should be defunded The Register recently ran a news piece slamming Mitt Romney’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood. ("Why it matters" 10/25/12) Planned Parenthood should be defunded. Here’s why: 1. Planned Parenthood duplicates services offered by county health. With overhead costs, this is an inefficient use of taxpayer funds. 2. Planned Parenthood pressures Title 19 low-income...
  • Catholics (RC Diocese of Atlanta) end Komen support

    10/07/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Cherokee Tribune ^ | October 7, 2012
    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 that’s 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...
  • WWE and John Cena Go Pink with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    09/16/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies
    WWE via Yahoo! Finance ^ | 16 September 2012
    WWE® and John Cena® Go Pink with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (WWE) today announced a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure featuring WWE Superstar John Cena co-branded, pink and black ring gear, which will be debuted at tonight’s Night of Champions pay-per-view event in Boston. Cena will wear the Special Edition gear through October in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Fans can purchase the merchandise, including co-branded hats, t-shirts, headbands and wristbands, at live events and online at, and WWE will donate 100 percent of its profits (at least 30...
  • Planned Bullyhood: Ex-Komen VP’s Tell-All Book Exposes Planned Parenthood’s Dirty Tricks

    09/11/2012 4:48:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies | September 11, 2012 | Kristen Walker
    Unless you are a resident of Georgia or followed the Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy closely, you may never have heard of Karen Handel. Get ready for that to change. Today, her book Planned Bullyhood will be released, and kids, it is a doozy. Did you watch the news, listen to the radios, and read the blogs earlier this year for those 72 tense hours when the controversy was raging and think, “I wonder what’s really going on behind the scenes”? Well, now you get to find out. Writing with clarity, credibility, and humility, what Handel reveals about Planned Parenthood’s deceptiveness and...
  • Komen controversy drags down San Francisco breast cancer walk participation

    09/02/2012 9:02:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/2/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The last time Alice Heiman participated in the Susan G. Komen walk in San Francisco to raise money for breast cancer, she gathered a group of friends and made a big trip from her home in Reno to support a cause close to her heart. This year, though, nine months after the national organization sparked outrage when it refused to fund Planned Parenthood, she's ignoring donation requests that keep popping up in her inbox and has no plans for a return trip. She's not alone. Just days before Sunday's 5k Race for the Cure along the Embarcadero...
  • Fmr. Komen Foundation insider’s new book will expose ‘Planned Bullyhood’

    08/16/2012 1:27:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.16.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The full story of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood will be told next month, when former employee Karen Handel releases her new book for Simon & Schuster. Planned Bullyhood, The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure ( will be available on September 11. Earlier this year Komen announced it was cutting off funding from Planned Parenthood because of a new policy not to fund organizations under investigation by the government, and because Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms. Komen spokeswoman Leslie...
  • Fmr. Komen Foundation insider’s new book will expose ‘Planned Bullyhood’

    08/16/2012 10:50:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/15/12 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, August 15, 2012, ( - The full story of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood will be told next month, when former employee Karen Handel releases her new book for Simon & Schuster. Planned Bullyhood, The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be available on September 11. Earlier this year Komen announced it was cutting off funding from Planned Parenthood because of a new policy not to fund organizations under investigation by the government, and because Planned Parenthood does not...
  • Komen president resigning, founder shifting roles

    08/09/2012 3:22:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 8/9/12 | Terry Wallace
    The president and the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are both stepping down from their roles, the nation’s largest breast cancer foundation said in announcing a major leadership shake-up. The high-profile departures come in the wake of continuing fallout from Komen’s decision earlier this year to briefly end funding for Planned Parenthood... It’s the latest shake-up since news emerged in January that Komen had decided to eliminate its funding for Planned Parenthood... Komen restored the funding after a three-day firestorm, but it didn’t quell the criticism. At least five other high-ranking executives also have resigned, and organizers...
  • Superheroes for Planned Parenthood? Marvel Comics to support the Komen foundation

    07/03/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 3, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 2, 2012, ( – Fresh off its decision to celebrate “LGBT month” by incorporating a homosexual “marriage” storyline into its X-Men comic books, Marvel Comics has announced it is marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Superheroes in several comic lines will be drawn with a special pink cover to mark the comic line’s affiliation with Komen. The comics specifically involved include the Avengers, Captain America, Captain Marvel, the Fantastic Four, Invincible Iron Man, Mighty Thor, Uncanny X-Men, and Wolverine. In...
  • Marvel Teams with Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    06/27/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 21 replies
    Newsarama ^ | June 25, 2012 | Newsarama Staff
    Marvel is teaming with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to observer Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with several pink-tinged variant covers, plus a one-page advertorial supplement educating readers on the issue. The following comics, all out in October, will have Komen-themed variant covers: · Avengers #31 · Captain America #18 · Captain Marvel #5 · Fantastic Four #611 · Invincible Iron Man #526 · Mighty Thor #21 · Uncanny X-Men #20 · Wolverine #315 "Marvel is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen For the Cure to support their unparalleled efforts to raise awareness about the risk of...
  • Komen Announces New Funding for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    06/18/2012 4:11:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/18/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Another Komen affiliate is sending thousands of dollars to the nation’s biggest abortion business following the national controversy over Komen’s initial decision, and subsequent reversal, to deny Planned Parenthood funding.The North Jersey affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Friday that Planned Parenthood is among the recipients of more than $1.2 million in total grants to 18 local organizations. A news report reveals the Komen chapter had given a $20,000 grant to the local Planned Parenthood abortion business last year and chose to renew the grant this year. Komen North Jersey spokeswoman Kathi Edelson Wolder said Friday the...
  • Komen Foundation; laying down dogs coming up with fleas, but probably doesn’t care

    06/01/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies ^ | June 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We are winning; defeating the evil that is liberalism in large and small battles ways every day. What is happening to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation governing board is a good example of our victories. Last January when the Komen board was confronted with the fact that secretly produced videos proved Planned Parenthood would knowingly arrange an abortion for a supposed under aged prostitute, it did the right thing and stopped funding the death mills. They listened to their donors who demanded they stop giving their money to a group devoted to killing babies. Nevertheless, within days...
  • More Bad News for Komen: Vice President Biden Will Skip D.C. Event [Too Bad So Sad]

    05/04/2012 8:54:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/4/12 | Abigail Pesta
    As the Susan G. Komen foundation gears up for its most high-profile event of the year, its Global Race for the Cure in Washington, Vice President Joe Biden will not be hosting a kickoff barbecue for the annual D.C. race, as he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have done in previous years. Meanwhile, U.S. Congressman Mike Honda, who formed a team for the race last year that raised more than $10,000—making him the top fundraiser on Capitol Hill—told The Daily Beast that he will not be participating this year, linking the decision to Komen’s move to cut funds to...
  • Injectable contraceptive doubles risk of breast cancer, study shows

    04/23/2012 8:32:07 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/5/2012 | Monica DyBuncio
    An injectable form of birth control doubles breast cancer risk among young women, according to a new study. The study examined younger women, ages 20 to 44, and confirmed a link between depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) - the main ingredient in the contraceptive sold under the brand name Depo-Provera - and breast cancer risk.
  • Komen quietly resumes Planned Parenthood funding

    04/16/2012 9:13:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/13/2012 | reuters
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure has quietly resumed funding for Planned Parenthood, two months after the leading U.S. breast cancer charity set off an angry and debilitating debate about abortion rights by cutting off funds to the prominent women's health network. The Dallas-based Komen foundation said on Friday that its local chapters have awarded grants to at least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates for breast-cancer screenings and breast-health services for the fiscal year that began on April 1. The grants are comparable in number and dollar value to what Planned Parenthood received last year, when $680,000 in Komen funds helped...
  • Komen Grants Flowing To Planned Parenthood [$680,000 Breast Cancer Research Funds Abortion]

    04/12/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2012 | Lena H. Sun and Sarah Kliff
    Komen Grants Flowing To Planned Parenthood By Lena H. Sun and Sarah Kliff April 12 Grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure are flowing to Planned Parenthood, as the women’s health organizations seek to rebuild their relationship after the controversy in February over the breast cancer charity’s unsuccessful attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. At least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates will be funded this year, about the same number that received grants in 2011, according to a tally provided by Komen. The total amount of the grants, which are for breast-cancer screening and other breast-health services, is still...
  • Funding fight appears to be affecting Komen's Race for the Cure sign-ups (Ft Worth)

    03/16/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 03/16/2012 | Alex Branch
    FORT WORTH - Early registration is down nearly 50 percent for Komen's Race for the Cure Greater Fort Worth, a sign that hard feelings linger over the recent funding controversy with Planned Parenthood. Only 2,125 people had registered for this year's race as of Friday, down from 4,178 at this point in 2011.
  • U.S. Catholic bishops pressured Komen breast cancer charity over Planned Parenthood

    03/16/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Faith World ^ | March 16, 2012 | David Morgan
    When he visited the United States four years ago, Pope Benedict XVI blessed a box of silver ribbon-shaped pins for breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure and sent them to its founder, Nancy Brinker. Brinker was touched by the gesture and thanked the pontiff in person on the day of his departure. “He took my hands and blessed me for my work. I couldn’t help myself. I burst into tears,” she recalls in her memoir, “Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer.”Pope Benedict’s blessings marked a high point in the...
  • GOP goes to extremes to demonize women

    02/27/2012 8:05:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/12 | Denny Freidenrich
    I remember the uproar over the first "Girls Gone Wild" videotapes. People really were upset. Times certainly have changed. Witness the cover of the new Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit" issue on stands now at the grocery store. It's revealing enough to make a grown woman blush or angry. Or both. So are the very public spectacles that have unfolded in the last three weeks. First, one of the most conservative board members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation was wildly applauding the organization for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood. That was until public opinion swamped Komen and the board member...
  • CARTOON: Planned Parenthood really is fighting breast cancer, you see

    02/16/2012 9:22:17 AM PST · by rhema · 4 replies
    Cagle Cartoons ^ | 2/15/12 | Gary McCoy
  • Freedom to Choose Applies to Komen

    02/16/2012 6:22:38 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 11 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 16, 2012 | Melanie Sturm
    “Give Boobs a Chance,” reads the sign at the pink “Boob Camp” desk where I registered for my first Susan G. Komen race. As I crossed the finish line to the applause of grateful survivors, I sensed the praise of my mother and grandmother, in whose honor I ran. I return to Komen events, impeccably managed by flocks of dedicated volunteers, for the sense of community and because I feel like Rocky in a fight to reorder global karma — to help Komen realize its goal “to end breast cancer forever,” the disease that kills more women worldwide than any...
  • My Local "Women's Club" Dropped Support for Komen Today (VANITY)

    02/15/2012 8:16:38 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 20 replies
    me ^ | 2/15/2012 | me
    I belong to a women's club (bit like Junior League AKA sorority for grown-ups) in our area where we raise money for various charities. We have normally given to the Komen Foundation in the past. Today, the President of the club said that we now are going to give to "Relay for Life" because of the controversy (thank God!) Does anyone know about this organization? Do they also contribute to the destruction of life? Someone in the meeting said they are tied to the American Cancer Society and that it was "OK"....but reading online.....not so much. Any insight, greatly appreciated.
  • The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

    02/10/2012 1:29:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | February 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The story here is 2007. I've had a number of people tell me they didn't know --- they hadn't heard --- about this link between abortion and breast cancer. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. This is 2007. "The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published a study yesterday entitled, 'The Breast Cancer Epidemic.' It showed that, among seven risk factors, abortion is the 'best predictor of breast cancer,' and fertility is also a useful predictor. The study by Patrick Carroll of PAPRI in London showed that countries with higher abortion rates, such as England & Wales,...
  • Komen fundraiser calls for Brinker’s resignation

    02/09/2012 6:40:14 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/9/2012 | Caroline May
    Well, that didn’t take long. A major Susan G. Komen for the Cure donor has called for the breast cancer foundation to “clean house” including Komen founder and chief executive Nancy Brinker. In a letter to friends and family, published by The UK Guardian Wednesday, Eve Ellis, who spent six years on Komen NYC’s Board and raised over $250,000 for the group, explained that she does not believe Brinker’s claims that the decision to cut grants to Planned Parenthood were not politically motivated. Ellis wrote, in the letter sent Monday, that in order to restore her trust Komen must replace...
  • Planned Parenthood's Hostages

    02/09/2012 6:36:20 AM PST · by rhema · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/6/12 | ROBERT P. GEORGE AND O. CARTER SNEAD
    The abortion provider uses a vast media and political network to maintain its subsidies from government and private charities. The Susan G. Komen Foundation, an organization dedicated since 1982 to fighting, and one day curing, breast cancer, decided to extricate itself from the culture wars by discontinuing grants to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions. The grants Komen had been making amounted to $650,000 last year, funding some 19 local Planned Parenthood programs that offered manual breast exams but only referrals for mammograms performed elsewhere. The reality is that Planned Parenthood—with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion—does little in...
  • Former Susan G. Komen VP Karen Handel: Planned Parenthood "Hijacked This Great Organization"

    02/09/2012 1:40:52 AM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | Lylah M. Alphonse
    Ousted Susan G. Komen for the Cure vice president Karen Handel accused Planned Parenthood of "hijacking" the breast-cancer charity and conducting "the most unbelievable shakedown that I think we've seen in a long time" in an interview with the Associated Press in Atlanta yesterday. "Planned Parenthood unleashed, unleashed a premeditated, vicious attack not only on Komen, but also on Ambassador Brinker as well," she said. "It was absolutely outrageous what transpired here." During the interview, Handel again contradicted Komen founder and CEO Nancy Brinker's assertion that Handel hadn't been involved in the organization's decision to cut off funding for breast-cancer...
  • Komen VP resigns following Planned Parenthood reversal

    02/07/2012 10:18:10 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2012 | Caroline May
    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s senior vice president for public policy, Karen Handel, resigned from her post Tuesday morning following the breast cancer group’s decision to de-fund, then re-fund, Planned Parenthood.Due to her outspoken pro-life views when she ran for Georgia governor in 2010, in the days and week following the decision to revoke funding from the abortion provider and the subsequent reversal of that decision, Handel became the name most closely associated with the policy changes that lead to Komen’s decision to pull funding.Noting the important role the breast cancer organization has been playing for more...
  • Media Defends Planned Parenthood, Not Catholic Church

    02/08/2012 2:43:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2012 | IBD staff
    Journalism: When the abortion giant's funding was in jeopardy, the media provided 24/7 coverage with a decidedly liberal slant. When the feds assaulted First Amendment religious freedom, you could hear the crickets chirp. Secular progressive bias in the media was never more evident than in the past few weeks with the difference in coverage of two major news stories — the temporary cutoff of funds from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Planned Parenthood and the ultimatum from the Obama administration that the Catholic Church and its institutions had a year to find a way to violate their consciences and...
  • Women in California Legislature not ready to reconnect with Komen

    02/08/2012 8:16:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: The Buzz ^ | 2/8/12 | Torey Van Oot
    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's efforts to defuse the controversy over its funding dispute with Planned Parenthood hasn't done much to improve its standing with the California Legislative Women's Caucus.Sen. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, said this week that the caucus has no plans to restore its partnership with the breast cancer charity. The Komen incident left lingering questions about "whether their highest priority is women's health care," Evans said in an interview. "Basically, the fundamental problem is this incident politicized women's health care. And I don't believe that should be a political football," she said.Evans had announced...
  • [Feb. 7] Report: Planned Parenthood Groups Engage in Medicaid Fraud

    02/07/2012 3:18:07 PM PST · by rhema · 1 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 2/7/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A report released today by two leading pro-life organizations alleges more Planned Parenthood affiliates have engaged in fraud than the ones that have already become public knowledge and part of an investigation of the abortion business by Congress. Today the Alliance Defense Fund and the Susan B. Anthony List released a new report to Congress identifying waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood. ADF attorneys prepared the report to aid Congress in its investigation of the nation’s leading abortion business. The report alleges that millions of dollars of waste, abuse, and potential fraud have been revealed in state and...
  • A media-driven controversy for Komen foundation

    02/07/2012 9:42:26 AM PST · by rhema · 13 replies
    Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 2/6/12 | ROSS DOUTHAT
    In the most recent Gallup poll on abortion, as many Americans described themselves as prolife as called themselves pro-choice. A combined 58 percent of Americans stated that abortion should either be "illegal in all circumstances" or "legal in only a few circumstances." These results do not vary appreciably by gender: In the first Gallup poll to show a slight pro-life majority, conducted in May 2009, half of U.S. women described themselves as pro-life. But if you've followed the media frenzy surrounding the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's decision -- which it backpedaled from, with an apology, after a...
  • Komen’s Karen Handel Resigns After Planned Parenthood Dispute

    02/07/2012 8:18:18 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 45 replies ^ | 02/07/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Karen Handel, a top Komen official who was said to be instrumental in putting in place the changes in Komen policy that essentially resulted in cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, has resigned her position. As LifeNews reported last week, Komen initially decided in December to revise its grant-making process to funds grants to agencies that provide direct health services for women — which would eliminate Planned Parenthood since it does not do mammograms. After Planned Parenthood, Democratic members of Congress and the media pounced on Komen for its decision, Komen clarified that Planned Parenthood would still be allowed to submit...
  • What We Can Learn About Planned Parenthood From Komen

    02/06/2012 2:53:49 PM PST · by rhema · 25 replies ^ | 2/6/12 | Chuck Colson
    No doubt you’ve been watching the unfolding drama of the Susan B. Komen for the Cure foundation’s decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood — and then its stunning reversal. What you saw last week was a concerted, intentional effort by an ideological minority — the radical pro-abortion forces — not just to make their case in public, but to destroy the opposition. Using incendiary language, accusing Komen of endangering the lives of women, they made no pretense to pursue civil discourse. And it’s a tragedy that Komen for the Cure caved. Because all of the rational arguments were on their side....
  • Planned Parenthood: How advocacy writers open your wallet with a deceptive key

    02/06/2012 8:57:40 AM PST · by Elvina · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2012 | Peter Bella
    The Senators, Ms. Pelosi, and media onslaught against the non-profit group, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, was not just some spontaneous flash mob of bullies and donors. Planned Parenthood was notified of Komen group’s decision to defund them in December. That left two months for professional advocates and their copywriters to design and coordinate a media, Internet, and social media onslaught, a public relations free-for-all where Planned Parenthood, the Senators, Ms. Pelosi and others could make any accusations they want.
  • George Will: 'Historians will marvel' over American liberalism’s defense of abortion (Video)

    02/05/2012 9:29:28 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies
    TheDC ^ | February 5, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Washington Post columnist George Will said that last week’s decision — and subsequent reversal — by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to take funding away from Planned Parenthood was strictly about abortion and less about women’s health, adding that the case illustrates how far liberals are willing to take the fight to defend abortion. “This is not about women’s health. This is about providing 300,000 abortions a year. Planned Parenthood cleverly cast this saying, ‘We are in the mammogram business.’ They’re not in the mammogram business — they are in the referral of...