Friday, February 3, 2012

Has Komen Reversed its Decision to Stop Funding Planned Parenthood?

Not so fast, according to Jill Stanek.

It's a story that certainly bears watching.

Here's what has happened so far:

They finally decided to de-fund the distribution of what they know causes the breast cancer under the delusion that screens to keep tabs on the cancer was helpful in the fight against breast cancer. As the worms turned, Planned Parenthood was not even doing the screening, they were only passing out referrals.

Komen defunded them. Women who know the pill and abortion are among the major causes of breast cancer, the demoralization and exploitation of women, started funding them.

There was a public row. Pressure. Then an announcement from Komen they were reversing their decision.

Here's the spin:

Komen had initially funded 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates and, in the wake of new funding policies, will only continue funding three of those chapters. The three that will continue to receive funds are in Northern Colorado, Southern California and Waco, Tex., because “they are the only provider” of breast health services in the areas they serve, Brinker said.

I love Jill but I don't see the brilliance of Komen's spin.

They apologized. Said they are re-instating funding.

Might not be as much of a reversal as the Planned Parenthood claims it is.
But, is it good enough to let women continue to be in the dark about the connections between the pill, abortion and breast cancer when you are the most influential foundation in trying to prevent it?

Not in my book.

See ya later, alligator.

Good summary here.


Karen said...

So sad that SGK caved in to the terrorist tactics of PP and their supporters. As an interesting aside, funny how the Democratic senators felt a need to get involved in a PRIVATE charity and add to the pressure - what a suprise, NOT! SGK has now managed to betray both the pro-life and pro-aborts. Just like Judas and his 30 pieces of silver, this won't end well for SGK either. Such a shame!

Anonymous said...

The Komen foundation also financially supported embryonic cell research in the past. That funding, around $12 Mil/year, was discontinued at the same time that the PP grants were discontinued, but right now the status of Komen regarding embryonic cell research is not clear. I have not contributed in the past because of both positions.

StevenD-Jasper said...

alot of pro-lifers who just made donations to Komen should demand their money back.

Some weakling caved.