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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, ( 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 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 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. 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.