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  • Tarnished Halos (Planned Parenthood, ACLU, environmental groups, etc.)

    02/09/2012 12:21:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 9, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    The fact that the Komen Foundation for the Cure has backed off (at least to an extent) its decision to cut loose Planned Parenthood is disappointing but not surprising. What is surprising is that the effort was made in the first place. Planned Parenthood is a particular type of institution that might be called a "halo organization." A halo organization is an outfit that, thanks to the sanctity of its mission, its purity of motives, its rigorous ethics, and its unimpeachable standards, has attained the status of a sacred entity on this bitter earth. It's a kind of secular church...
  • 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...
  • Limbaugh: Obama may reverse contraception mandate since even Muslims oppose it

    Folks, let me tell you something. Dont be surprised if the regime reverses this. Ive heard that theyre rethinking it, that Obama might be rethinking this ban that hes put in effect on the Catholic church and the schools and so forth. And it could be true. It could be true. I mean even Muslim clerics have come out against this decision. If Muslim clerics have come out against this decision, then Obama will hear that, much more than hell hear Catholics being upset about it. ~ Rush Limbaugh weighing in on the controversy surrounding the contraception mandate in the...
  • Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isnt changed, Christians will go to jail

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, February 8, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) One of the most influential evangelical leaders in the United States says Christians should go to jail rather than comply with the Obama administrations mandate to provide all contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, in their health care plans. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told LifeSiteNews.com we will not comply with the Dept. of Health and Human Services mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD. We want the law changed, or else were going to write...
  • 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...
  • [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 nations leading abortion business. The report alleges that millions of dollars of waste, abuse, and potential fraud have been revealed in state and...
  • Top Komen Official Resigns Over Planned Parenthood Reversal

    02/07/2012 10:10:18 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 6 replies
    WeArePolitics.com Blog ^ | 2-7-2012 | Bill Knowles
    Former Georgia Secretary of State and Governor's candidate Karen Handel has announced her resignation as Senior Vice-President for policy from the Susan Komen Foundation because of the foundation's controversial funding of Planned Parenthood. Lifenews.com reported that "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 grant requests but...
  • 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...
  • Komens Karen Handel Resigns After Planned Parenthood Dispute

    02/07/2012 8:18:18 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 45 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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...
  • Feds Abandon Case Against Lance Armstrong

    02/06/2012 6:44:51 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 6 February 2012 11.17 | Richard Williams
    The long struggle to connect Lance Armstrong with doping finally came to an effective halt on Friday afternoon with the announcement that the federal investigation into the seven-times Tour de France winner has been abandoned after the best part of two years. It feels like the end of an era, if not the end of the connection between bike racing and illegal performance enhancers, as could be seen by yesterday's conclusion to the long-running Alberto Contador affair, in which the Spaniard was stripped of his 2010 Tour win and given a two-year ban. But Armstrong's historic series of victories in...
  • What We Can Learn About Planned Parenthood From Komen

    02/06/2012 2:53:49 PM PST · by rhema · 25 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 2/6/12 | Chuck Colson
    No doubt youve been watching the unfolding drama of the Susan B. Komen for the Cure foundations 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 its a tragedy that Komen for the Cure caved. Because all of the rational arguments were on their side....
  • The gall of Planned Parenthood

    02/06/2012 7:02:47 AM PST · by don-o · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | February 4, 2012 | Rod Dreher
    You may not have realized it, but Planned Parenthood has an absolute right to taxpayer dollars so says Planned Parenthood of Tennessee. The organizations Tennessee branch is suing the state government for pulling funding for political reasons. Excerpt: Two Tennessee Planned Parenthood groups sued the state Thursday for denying the nonprofit more than $150,000 in grant money to participate in programs funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Planned Parenthood wants a federal judge to intervene and asked for an injunction against the state. In the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood accuses the state of arbitrarily denying the...
  • George Will: 'Historians will marvel' over American liberalisms defense of abortion (Video)

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

    02/04/2012 2:06:57 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 4, 2012 | James Taranto
    Of course, it also doesn't mean they're not going to get anything. The Daily Caller reports that Komen's donations doubled in the two days after the Planned Parenthood assault began, presumably because lots of people wanted to support its apolitical work against breast cancer but did not want to give money to a group that was subsidizing a group that both performs and advocates for abortion. If that describes you, you might consider following the advice of our friend Susan Carusi: Give to a local breast cancer support group, "which provides counseling and assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer....
  • No more excuses -- Girl Scouts now accept credit cards

    02/04/2012 8:23:32 AM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies · 3+ views
    LAT ^ | February 3, 2012 | Deborah Netburn
    When Girl Scout cookie season starts up in your neighborhood, those earnest young saleswomen bearing boxes of sweets may be armed with a new secret weapon: a mobile credit-card reader attached to their smartphones. That's right people. The Girl Scouts have firmly entered the digital age, and our waistlines may never recover. Think of the implications: Before, if you saw a tempting table laden with Samoas and Thin Mints outside the grocery store, being low on cash could prevent you from buying a box or two, or five, or 10. Not anymore.
  • Vanity: Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger on Charity, Disease and Sterilization

    02/04/2012 8:40:42 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 7 replies
    Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease. Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding and perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents and dependents."The Pivot of Civilization", Page 108 It [charity] encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader...
  • Mark Steyn: Komen has its awareness raised

    02/04/2012 4:49:27 AM PST · by rhema · 67 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/3/12 | Mark Steyn
    [ . . . . ] Liberals take the same view as the proprietors of the Dar al-Islam: Once they hold this land, they hold it forever. Notwithstanding that those who give to the Foundation are specifically giving to support breast cancer research, Komen could not be permitted to get away with disrespecting Big Abortion. We don't want to return to the bad old days of the back alley, when a poor vulnerable person who made the mistake of stepping out of line had to be forced into the shadows and have the realities explained to them with a tire...
  • Race for the Smear: A cancer charity gets a brutal lesson in abortion politics.

    02/04/2012 4:28:54 AM PST · by rhema · 12 replies
    'Politics have no place in health care," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement Thursday. That pronouncement may strike New Yorkers, who've spent a decade complying with Mr. Bloomberg's nanny-state mandates on smoking and trans-fats, as ironic. Most recently, his administration has come under fire for using fake photos of diabetic amputees in subway ads about the dangers of sweetened beverages. But Mr. Bloomberg was referring to the one area of "health care" that he believes should be left to individual choice: abortion. He announced a personal donation of $250,000 to Planned Parenthood, America's leading abortion provider, in response to...
  • LIVESTRONG Joins Mayor Bloomberg with Donation to Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund

    Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, champion cyclist and LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, issued the following statement: For 15 years, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has served people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. We join Mayor Bloomberg and our partners in the philanthropic community today in their efforts to preserve access to cancer screening for women throughout the U.S. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will add an additional $100,000 to Mayor Bloombergs matching challenge for Planned Parenthoods cancer services fund. As Dr. King said, there is no greater injustice than inequality in health care. Cancer, on the other hand,...
  • It's Called 'Abortion', Professor Harris-Perry

    02/03/2012 6:27:32 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melissa Harris-Perry might have set a new world record in the use of euphemism to avoid calling abortion by its name. The Tulane professor, soon to be a host of her own MSNBC show, used a string of politically-correct evasions to say anything but the a-word during her appearance on Al Sharpton's show this evening. It came in the context of discussing the Komen Foundation's cave on funding Planned Parenthood. View the video here.
  • Komen Funding Flap Exposes Planned Parenthood's Lie

    02/03/2012 4:30:57 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/3/2012 | IBD Staff
    On the surface, the Komen Foundation's reversal of its Planned Parenthood grant cut-off shows the left's power to enforce conformity. What it really reveals is that Planned Parenthood doesn't need taxpayer support.
  • Abortion clinic sign: Use deadly force only if necessary

    On January 28 pro-lifers gathered to pray at the New Woman All Women abortion mill in Birmingham, Alabama, one week after there had been two botched abortions committed in the span of 30 minutes there. During that week the clinic, apparently stressed for business, had prepared a huge Call for Abortions sign, which youll see in the following little video clip. Apparently angry about all the pro-life attention to their botches the week before, the clinic had also prepared another more ominous sign, photo above. Youll also it in the video to the left of and a little behind the...
  • Pro-life leaders call for prayer, vigilance in wake of confusion over Komen statement

    02/03/2012 2:05:44 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 3, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, February 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After confusion spread Friday in the wake of further statements from the Susan G. Komen Foundation on its decision to defund Planned Parenthood, pro-life leaders are calling upon the pro-life community to respond with prayer and vigilance in the days and months ahead. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) ignited a media firestorm against Komen and founder Nancy Brinker after news broke this week that the breast cancer organization would no longer be funding Planned Parenthood with grants. Brinker on Thursday said the decision was based mainly on the fact that Komen had...
  • Clueless Komen Foundation Runs Up Against the Sacrament of Liberalism

    02/03/2012 12:06:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Susan G. Komen bunch, the Race for the Cure, whatever? They have caved big time to the feminazis at Planned Parenthood. It is stunning! Yesterday everybody was holding firm, and today Nancy Brinker who runs the Susan Komen group (I think it was her sister) made a big time cave. Biiiig time. Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of liberalism. Nobody is gonna mess with that money's flow. Nobody is gonna mess with that pile of money. Nobody's gonna mess with that at all. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to talk about this Susan G....
  • Komen apologizes for 'recent decisions,' pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood

    02/03/2012 8:36:36 AM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 02/03/2012 | By Tom Benning
    Komen for the Cure just released the following statement from Nancy Brinker and the Susan G. Komen Board of Directors: We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives. The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.
  • Komen releases new statement

    February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a new statement on the Susan G Komen Foundation website, the organization says it wants to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving womens lives. The statement is from Susan G. Komen Board of Directors and Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker. It purports the foundation will amend its funding criteria to indicate disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. Congressman Cliff Stearns of Florida launched an investigation of Planned Parenthood to determine whether it misuses federal...
  • Komen apologizes for 'recent decisions,' pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood

    02/03/2012 8:33:19 AM PST · by alancarp · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/3/2012 | Tom Benning
    Komen for the Cure just released the following statement from Nancy Brinker and the Susan G. Komen Board of Directors: We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives. The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not. Our original desire was...
  • Komen officials resign after pulling of Planned Parenthood funds

    02/03/2012 4:35:19 AM PST · by NCjim · 36 replies
    WRAL ^ | February 2, 2012
    Raleigh, N.C. The communications manager for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's affiliate in the Triangle has resigned due to the national office's decision to pull hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer awareness and screenings. The cancer charity recently decided to halt the grants $680,000 last year and $580,000 the year before to 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates over the past two years to target the underinsured because Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress. The probe was launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion...
  • Top Susan G. Komen Foundation official resigns over decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding

    02/03/2012 7:17:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2012 | Tine Korbe
    The drama continues to deepen.When the board of directors of the Susan G. Komen Foundation decided to halt funding to notorious abortion provider Planned Parenthood, abortion activists launched an informal investigation. Something sinister was happening here; some pro-life plague had to have infiltrated Komen. They pinned their attention on Komen’s relatively new VP, Karen Handel, an admittedly pro-life former Republican candidate for the governor of Georgia. They pointed out that the announcement of Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns’ investigation into Planned Parenthood preceded Komen’s revision of its grant eligibility criteria, which now excludes any organization under investigation by local, state or...
  • Planned Parenthood Launches TV Ad Campaign To Defend Obamas Attack On Catholics

    02/02/2012 6:15:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/2/12 | zip
    Planned Parenthood Launches TV Ad Campaign To Defend Obamas Attack On Catholics Payback for all support (and taxpayer cash) Obama has bestowed on Planned Parenthood. Via LifeNews: The Planned Parenthood abortion business is defending President Barack Obamas decision to put in place a mandate forcing religious employers to pay for insurance coverage for their employees that covers birth control or drugs that may cause abortions. The Obama Administration issued a statement re-iterating the contraceptive mandate requiring all insurance providers cover the full range of FDA-approved drugs and devices would remain intact. This mandate, issued in August, includes drugs that work...
  • 6 CENTS of every 100 DOLLARS. Yup, that is all PP was getting from the Komen Foundation

    02/02/2012 3:28:58 PM PST · by HD1200 · 53 replies
    $600,000 from the Komen Foundation against the BILLION DOLLARS in funding PP gets every year = 6 cents on $100 dollars.
  • Komen head: Planned Parenthood lost funding because they dont do cancer screenings

    02/02/2012 5:21:17 PM PST · by topher · 35 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    February 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a tense exchange with MNSBCs 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 doesnt 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 Komens possible political...
  • Komen Speaks on Planned Parenthood (still funding three P.P. chapters)

    02/02/2012 5:17:04 PM PST · by kristinn · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Sarah Kliff
    Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation CEO and Founder Nancy Brinker. (Matt McClain for The Washington Post) I just got off a call with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure CEO Nancy Brinker and President Elizabeth Thompson, in which the two officials spoke at length about the groups new policies that would bar the funding of Planned Parenthood. A few takeaways: SNIP So why did Planned Parenthood lose funding? Brinker says it has to do with the fact that they do not provide mammograms to women, but only provide mammogram referrals. It was nothing they were doing...
  • Inside story on Komen split from Planned Parenthood (split in the works since December)

    02/02/2012 2:45:48 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    JillStanek ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    I was on the road yesterday afternoon when the news broke that Susan G. Komen for the Cure was defunding Planned Parenthood.Since then abortion proponents and news organizations have worked themselves into a frenzy speculating why it happened and who is to blame – from George W. Bush, to new SGK VP of public policy Karen Handel.This is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write what I know.I have a source who reaches into the SGK board of directors. My source told me in December this split was in the works but that SGK did not want...
  • Pelosi: Girl Scouts' Relationship With Planned Parenthood Very Valuable

    02/02/2012 2:02:35 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 1, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Planned Parenthoods relationship with the Girl Scouts of America is very valuable, Wednesday, at a congressional reception to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the organization for young girls. Rep. Pelosi was featured at the reception with a group of female government leaders to promote the Girl Scouts new initiative To Get Her There, which seeks to create gender balanced leadership in one generation.After the event CNSNews.com asked Pelosi: The Girl Scouts has had some ties to Planned Parenthood, do you think thats a valuable relationship to have working together?The Girl...
  • NYC mayor gives $250K to Planned Parenthood (To offset Susan G. Komen)

    02/02/2012 1:48:47 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 02/02/2012 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving up to a quarter-million dollars to Planned Parenthood to offset funds that were cut by the Susan G. Komen (KOH'-men) for the Cure breast cancer foundation. Spokeswoman Samantha Levine said Thursday the mayor has promised to match future donations to Planned Parenthood, up to $250,000.
  • For Dems, Abortion Trumps All

    02/02/2012 11:06:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    How charming. Democrats are attacking the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation because it has declined to give yet another grant to Planned Parenthood. Note that Planned Parenthood itself doesn't even do breast screenings . . .by its own admission, it only "connects" women to entities that do provide cancer screenings and mammograms. How can one argue thatKomen has done something wrong by concluding that its money wasn't best spent handing grants to the nation's best-known abortion provider -- one that provides no direct services pertaining to breast health? And that isn't even the stated basis for the foundation's decision....
  • Breaking: Two dozen Senators call on Komen to reverse Planned Parenthood decision

    02/02/2012 11:28:30 AM PST · by alancarp · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/2012 | Greg Sargent
    The pressure on the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to reverse its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for poor people a decision which has caused an uproar among womens groups and on social media is about to get significantly more intense. Nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray. Im told that 22 Dem Senators have signed on to a toughly worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision, which Komen has justified by citing a new rule prohibiting it from funding any group under investigation by the...
  • Pelosi: Girl Scouts ties with Planned Parenthood, other organizations, very valuable

    02/02/2012 10:07:51 AM PST · by topher · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, February 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When asked about Girl Scouts of Americas (GSUSA) connections to Planned Parenthood, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that the relationship between the two groups is very valuable. Nancy PelosiCNSNews.com asked the former House Speaker following a Girl Scouts-sponsored event, The Girl Scouts has had some ties to Planned Parenthood, do you think thats a valuable relationship to have working together? The Girl Scouts have relationships with many organizations, and, yes, I think they are all very valuable, Pelosi replied. Pelosi had been featured at the reception to promote To Get Her There,...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood, OPPOSING bill to stop taxpayer funded abortions (BARF ALERT)

    02/02/2012 9:58:53 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    VA Planned Parenthood email
    We are 23 days into the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly, and things are moving fast! Over the past few days, we've had some really awful legislation pass committees, including HB62. HB62 is an attempt to repeal Medicaid funding for abortion for women whose pregnancies have been diagnosed with severe fetal abnormalities. These cases are rare and often these pregnancies are very wanted by the families. HB62 will punish the poorest women of Virginia by adding a crippling financial impact to a devastating diagnosis. Please take action and let your Delegate know you OPPOSE HB62!
  • Komen deluged with pro-abortion complaints: pro-lifers urged to rally in support

    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Komen deluged with pro-abortion complaints: pro-lifers urged to rally in support by Patrick B. Craine Wed Feb 01, 2012 13:18 EST Comments (8) Tags: abortion, komen for the cure, planned parenthood DALLAS, Texas, February 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) Pro-life leaders are calling on supporters to rally to the defense of the Susan G. Komen Foundation as the organization is being barraged with criticism from pro-abortion advocates in the wake of its decision to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood. Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam),...
  • The disturbing video Planned Parenthood wishes everybody would just forget about

    Drowning an abstinence advocate in a garbage can full of water, blowing up zombie pro-life protesters with giant condoms shot from a gun, cooking a pro-life senator in a boiling cauldron these are all things Planned Parenthood thought were so funny and so clever that they included them in a promotional video put out by its former Planned Parenthood Golden Gate affiliate in 2005. After pro-lifers raised an outcry that spilled over into the media, Planned Parenthood pulled the Superhero for Choice video from their website without comment or apology. At this point Planned Parenthood would simply love it...
  • Amid abortion debate, Komen cancer charity halting grants to Planned Parenthood

    01/31/2012 2:23:00 PM PST · by Yossarian · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/31/12 | AP Editors
    NEW YORK The nations 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. (snip) Were kind of reeling, said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood...
  • Planned Parenthood purchases NYC headquarters for $35 million

    01/30/2012 4:33:02 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/30/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, January 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After years of renting the property, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America has purchased its headquarters in New York City for $34.8 million. The nations largest abortion provider has rented the commercial condominium where its headquarters are situated since 2002, and had reportedly originally signed for a 20-year lease for 104,000 square feet of the property at around $35 per square foot, according to The Real Deal, a local real estate news source. Although legally a nonprofit organization, Planned Parenthood reported over $1 billion in net assets in 2009-10 according to its...
  • Corrupting the Girl Scouts

    01/29/2012 8:39:26 AM PST · by G Larry · 50 replies
    Vanity | 29 January, 2012 | Self
    It's time to resolve the problem at the top and quit picking on the kids, in hopes some vague message trickles up. Are you among those upset with the Girl Scout promotion of Planned Parenthood and boys joining Girl Scout because parents nurture the confusion of a 7 year old? There's been a recent campaign on the internet, to show those Girl Scouts just how upset we are by boycotting the annual drive to raise money for the Girl Scouts, buy refusing to buy their cookies. After all, 90% of the proceeds go to the upper strata of Girl Scout...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood opposing SB 484 (BARF ALERT)

    01/29/2012 7:46:14 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    PP email
    Yesterday, the Senate Education & Health Committee passed Senate Bill 484, which would force women to have an ultrasound 24 hours prior to having an abortion for politicalnot medicalreasons. Your Senator is expected to vote on this bill early next week. Tell Your Senator: VOTE NO ON SENATE BILL 484! This bill is an intrusion into private, personal medical decisions that women should make in consultation with their physician. It and others like it are being pushed this year by opponents of womens health in states all across the country. Mandatory ultrasounds and waiting periods are simply delay tactics that...
  • Parents in School District Push Back on Planned Parenthood

    01/28/2012 6:04:47 AM PST · by motoman · 29 replies
    WNYT, Albany New York ^ | 1/10/2012 | Jessica Layton
    CLIFTON PARK - The year 2012 starts with a renewed firestorm over an old controversy -- sex education -- at Shenendehowa schools. The district pulled Planned Parenthood experts from its health curriculum after 20 years. But the group of parents that wanted Planned Parenthood out is now asking the district to go a step further by implementing Sexual Risk Avoidance Education. This type of program, advocates say, would include state-mandated information on AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and contraception, while encouraging abstinence.
  • Planned Parenthoods cheeky new ad campaign

    01/27/2012 2:01:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is running a cheeky and irreverent new ad campaign online, on buses, and in local newspapers Id call the ads tacky and tawdry, but Im just a dowdy pro-lifer. I do wonder about the cheekiness, coming at a time when Planned Parenthood is trying to repair its shattered brand. But who am I to get in the way of Planned Parenthoods gutter double entendres? What I do find most interesting is the money PPNNE apparently has to blow on marketing. According to PPNNEs Fall/Winter 2011 newsletter it hired design powerhouse Jager Di Paola Kemp...
  • A hidden cause of Baltimore's population loss: abortion

    01/26/2012 4:22:37 PM PST · by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 23, 2012 | Diana Schaub
    Population increase is a natural sign of political health. By that measure, Baltimore has been sick a long time. Six straight decades of depopulation have reduced the city by a third. The "experts" assert that immigration is the key to a population rebound. In his Persian Letters, Montesquieu reflects on the fate of the great cities of Constantinople and Isfahan: "People, attracted for a thousand reasons, ought to flock to them from every direction. Yet they are decaying internally and would long since have perished, had not their sovereigns in almost every century caused entire new nations to enter and...
  • Truth detector [Lila Rose's undercover work reveals Planned Parenthood's ugly nature]

    01/26/2012 3:30:22 PM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    WORLD ^ | 1/28/12 | Grace Howard
    Lila Rose walked into the Santa Monica Planned Parenthood, heart hammering. She was wearing flip-flops and an old T-shirt. A camcorder was buried inside her purse. Stepping out of the elevator, she saw six women sitting in the reception area, waiting for their appointmentswaiting to extinguish a life. Lila stared at their faces, weight pressing on her heartthese women carried two lives. Soon, that second life would be gone. The green wall behind them featured an elegant mural with the word Esperanza (meaning "hope") flourished across it. Rose thought, "This must be the most hopeless place in Santa Monica." When...