Komen Foundation cuts off Planned Parenthood — permanently?

posted at 11:05 am on February 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Give the ultimate credit for this decision to Lila Rose and Live Action.  While the Susan G. Komen Foundation made the decision to halt grants to Planned Parenthood because of Congressional investigations into its activities — especially in defying legal requirements to report child abuse — those investigations got started because of the investigative work done by Live Action and the intense follow-up from many more pro-life organizations:

After years of protests and criticism from pro-life advocates, the biggest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced it is halting further grants and donations to the Planned Parenthood.

Figures from August directly from the Komen for the Cure foundation show 18 affiliates of the breast cancer charity gave a total of more than $569,000 to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2010. That was down from the $731,303 Komen officials publicly confirmed in October 2010, when they acknowledged that 20 of the 122 Komen affiliates gave to Planned Parenthood during the 2009 fiscal year.

Now, Komen says it is halting all grants because of public pressure from pro-life groups and due to the impending investigation in Congress of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The policy makes it so no further Planned Parenthood grants will be given unless the investigation results in Planned Parenthood’s favor.

According to Fox News, Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said “the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. According to Komen, this applies to Planned Parenthood because it’s the focus of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., seeking to determine whether public money was improperly spent on abortions.”

And this is not temporary, either, at least not if one takes the Komen Foundation statement at face value:

Austin Ruse, the president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CFAM) tells LifeNews that the AP report is wrong and that the Komen funding is not a temporarily decision based solely on the fact that Planned Parenthood is under investigation at the federal and state level.

He told LifeNews.com that the official Komen statement announcing the decision does not mention that it is conditioned based on the results of the Congressional investigation and that it not a temporary change based on a change in how grants are allocated — pointing to the sentence in the Komen statement saying, “We also implemented more stringent eligibility and performance criteria to support these strategies.

“What you take from the Komen statement is that it is about a change in funding criteria which does not rely on the success or failure of an investigation. You can infer from this that the decision is long-standing and not temporary,” Ruse says. “Pro-lifers should be happy today that Planned Parenthood gets yet another black-eye. Susan G. Komen Foundation should be congratulated for making this important decision.”

The key in the Komen decision is the grant criteria it uses to make grants. That has changed from “pass-through” grants, which allowed agencies like Planned Parenthood to receive grants that allowed it to make referrals for women to receive mammograms from other agencies to outcome based programs. (Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms at any of its centers across the United States, something Komen has acknowledged). This reportedly has the effect of ending Planned Parenthood funding even if the Congressional probe finds Planned Parenthood free of any wrongdoing.

That’s why this goes beyond the Congressional investigation over abortion funding.  Several states have opened investigations into Planned Parenthood activities after Live Action’s sting operations show clinic workers actively attempting to hide cases which the law required to be reported to the state, in order to protect children from sexual abuse.  Others show nurses instructing patients about how to lie to judges.  Planned Parenthood has become politically toxic, and the Komen Foundation hardly needs that kind of baggage from its grant recipients.

Needless to say, Planned Parenthood isn’t terribly happy about this, and predicts dire consequences:

Planned Parenthood, in an email to its supporters, is putting the blame squarely on pro-life groups.

“I wanted to share some extremely discouraging news from a partner and longtime ally for women’s health — news that could have devastating consequences for women,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards writes to top supporters of the abortion business in an email LifeNews received. “The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced that it will stop supporting lifesaving breast cancer screening for low-income and underserved women at Planned Parenthood health centers.”

“It’s a deeply disappointing decision — made even more alarming because politically motivated groups and individuals determined to undermine women’s access to care appear to have successfully intimidated the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to withdraw this critical support,” she said. “But when anti-choice groups began criticizing the Komen Foundation for partnering with Planned Parenthood, the foundation ended its support for Planned Parenthood health centers. We know our opponents put their ideology over women’s health and lives. What we never expected is that an ally like the Komen Foundation would choose to listen to them.”

The email asks for an “emergency donation” to the abortion business to replace the donations Komen sent.

Funny — from our perspective, it looked like Planned Parenthood was putting both its ideology and its revenue ahead of both the health and lives of its underage customers, in states all across the nation.  From Congress, it looks like Planned Parenthood was putting public money into abortions.  The Komen Foundation had little choice but to recognize reality.

Kudos to the courageous Lila Rose, Live Action, and the pro-life organizers who put Congress’ feet to the fire on Planned Parenthood funding.


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I choose Life!

HerneTheHunter on February 1, 2012 at 11:07 AM

This is huge…hardest hit? Mitt…

right2bright on February 1, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Let’s hope so. Conveniently murdering some to save others strays well into Mengele territory.

viking01 on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Will fetus’ be saved from this maneuver?

The Nerve on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Hope more and more funds dry up for that organization.
JugEars will find a way to shovel them more money…EO coming soon!

KOOLAID2 on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

— from our perspective, it looked like Planned Parenthood was putting both its ideology and its revenue ahead of both the health and lives of its underage customers, in states all across the nation.

Kudos to the courageous Lila Rose, Live Action, and the pro-life organizers who put Congress’ feet to the fire on Planned Parenthood funding.
excerpts: Ed Morrissey

Yes, and YES.

God bless you, Lila Rose.

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

This is very good.

One of the owners of my company is Catholic and I lobbied him to drop support for the Komen Foundation over the PP connection.

Looks like I might be able to run in their 5K this year.

Spannerhead on February 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Fantastic news! My wife is a 17-year breast cancer survivor and we’ve always wanted to donate to and participate in Komen activities, but haven’t been able to because of their support of Planned Parenthood. Now we can, and will.

Trafalgar on February 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Democrats, quacks, child rapists and molestors hardest hit.

NoDonkey on February 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Hope so.

If the Komen Foundation is truly having a change of heart, our family, friends and others might begin considering supporting them.

As it has currently stood, we have avoided supporting said Foundation whenever possible – quite often people unknowingly/unwittingly wind up “supporting” causes (Ever bought something that had a pink ribbon on it? I do believe some of your purchase money went to Susan G. Komen).

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Just a question—If this foundation is for finding a cure for breast cancer, why is it giving grants to Planned Parenthood? Is Planned Parenthood doing research in breat cancer cures?

Maybe they are—I really don’t know.

dirtseller on February 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I doubt congressional investigations had anything to do with the Komman decision – that’s just the fig leaf they are offering. The real reason is that contributions have been declining significantly since it came out they were in bed with PP. The decision was based on finances not ethics.

tommyboy on February 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I wouldn’t believe them for a second. Remember this is the same “charity” that I believe sued other charities for the use of three words (“for the cure”). Any right thinking person knows that means that someone, somewhere was making out like a bandit on the back of said words. People don’t give to charities to fund fundamentally evil, misguided lawsuits. Screw ‘em.

Hot Gas on February 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

BTW Ms. Richards, those against your slaughter of life are not anti-choice just the choice you give women.

Happy Nomad on February 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Komen is a very prolific fundraiser at the local level. Almost every town in the country has at least one Komen sponsored event each year. The Planned Parenthood donations have gained significant notoriety across the country. Over the last year, I’ve heard of several Komen event organizers mention that individual donations/sponsors had dropped out of their event because of the Planned Parenthood grants. I suspect that Komen was under significant pressure from it’s own grassroots to do away with the Planned Parenthood ties.

2nd Ammendment Mother on February 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

The reaction from Lefties is both amusing and boring because it’s sooooo predictable. If “Planned” Parenthood is in the mainstream, they should be able to function without the help of other charities. They have a fund-raising arm, don’t they?

SouthernGent on February 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

tommyboy on February 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Whatever the reason, not giving money to the death merchants is a great thing.

Trafalgar on February 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

This is good news.

A while back, our Catholic school had a fundraiser during breast cancer awareness month and the proceeds were going to go to Komen. When the Komen/Planned Parenthood connection became known, we switched to American Cancer Society. I suspect many other donations followed suit. Alas, free market competition, even for charitable donations, works every time!

monalisa on February 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Great! I have a dear friend whom I’ve not been able to support in her “walk for the cure” because of Komen’s support of PP. She did not know of their one former support, and became disinclined to participate. Now my conscience is clear and I can finally support Komen’s now completely worthy cause.

Yippee!

marybel on February 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

The Portland libs are going nuts. They are denouncing Komen Foundation, and some are demanding that the Susan G Komen Cancer Marathon not be allowed to be held in Portland this year.

What a bunch of babies.

portlandon on February 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Just a question—If this foundation is for finding a cure for breast cancer, why is it giving grants to Planned Parenthood? Is Planned Parenthood doing research in breat cancer cures?

Maybe they are—I really don’t know.

dirtseller on February 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM

One of the arguments as to why people support PP is that they don’t just do abortions, but help women in other ways, breast exams being one of them. Of course that’s not where the money is and people rarely go there for that sort of thing. Think of it more like a human shield defence. Sad really.

Gatsu on February 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Murder Incorporated’s response: “Millions of minority women will DIE because of this! Millions! Tens of millions!”

Bishop on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Someone asked last night and I thought it worth repeating. Why is one charity giving to another charity and still asking for more money? This makes no sense to me. It seems like if a group is trying to raise money, giving money away is counterproductive.

Flange on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

If I remember correctly did’nt Brietbart and his people start this whole thing.

VegasRick on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

This is George Bush’s fault.

acyl72 on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Just a question—If this foundation is for finding a cure for breast cancer, why is it giving grants to Planned Parenthood? Is Planned Parenthood doing research in breat cancer cures?

Planned Parenthood also offers primary care for poor, young women (mammograms and referrals).

But that’s a small part of PP’s work and it’s largely irrelevant. There are plenty of places that do both.

NoDonkey on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I hope they don’t change their mind.

changer1701 on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

“I wanted to share some extremely discouraging news from a partner and longtime ally for women’s health — news that could have devastating consequences for women,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards writes, “We must all face the consequences of their actions. The failure to support the killing of countless female fetuses will mean an increase in the number of breast cancer cases in the decades ahead. Planned Parenthood has been committed to lowering the number of breast cancer patients through our tireless efforts to kill as many female fetuses (especially minority female fetuses). Remember our women’s health credo, ‘A dead fetus will never have breast cancer!’.”

/fixed for eugenicist leftists

mankai on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

From the nearest lib

“Why does the Komen Foundation hate women?”

OR

“The Komen foundation wants to see women die of cancer!”

Skwor on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Planned Parenthood’s gyno clients are mostly too young to get routine mammograms. They are also mostly too young to get most forms of breast cancer. Most Planned Parenthood clinics don’t even have access to a mammogram machine, because they won’t make enough referrals to pay for the machine. It is difficult to see where anything PP does helps enough in preventing breast cancer to justify the grant from Komen. Add to that the pro-life groups likely to withhold funds over the PP funding, and it’s just not worth it.

Sekhmet on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Why on earth were they giving money to PP in the first place?

BuzzCrutcher on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

tommyboy on February 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Exactly.
Komen still supports Murder Inc-they just can’t ‘support’ Murder Inc.
Speaking of which-today’s one of the kill days @ my local PP. Since I can arrange to pass by it on the way to the gym-I’m going to.
To pray…

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

clinic workers actively attempting to hide cases which the law required to be reported to the state, in order to protect children from sexual abuse.

The alphabet overloads of the Americans have ruled that it is misogynistic to mention facts of that sort, Ed.

kunegetikos on February 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Murder Incorporated’s response: “Millions of minority women will DIE because of this! Millions! Tens of millions!”

Bishop on February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Good to know that I’m not the only one that refers to them as that.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Is that AllahPundit’s picture?

faraway on February 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Will fetus’ be saved from this maneuver?

The Nerve on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Who knows? Even if it is one life saved, it’s worth it.

Regardless, the point is that many people want to support the SGKF but found their support of PP not only abhorrent but contradictory to what SGKF supposedly stood for – life.

On a tangential note, we have a pro-life organization in St. Louis called ThriVe. One of the things they offer is free ultrasounds. These ultrasounds “cost” $55 a pop – when you consider the equipment, time, personnel, etc (and as an aside our church just did a drive to raise some money specifically to fund such ultrasounds for ThriVe). Anyhow, according to ThriVe or other pro-life stats, around 90% or more women who have an ultrasound and had been considering abortion change their minds.

In other words, it doesn’t take much. And if the Susan G. Komen Foundation dropping their support of PP saves even one life by making it more financially unprofitable and bugetarily harder for PP to abort a baby, then that’s a good thing and worth it.

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Seriously, are they the only charity looking “for the cure”? I believe there are some other diseases in need of one, too.

That lawsuit was enough to tell me that no matter what good they may have done, they have at some point become an evil organization siphoning money off of the name of a terrible disease, and their past support of PP backs that up nicely. Do your own research before this makes you start giving to them.

This is just my opinion, of course… please don’t sue me SGK!!!!! I’ll even pretend you’re the only ones in need of a cure!!!!

Hot Gas on February 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Hope more and more funds dry up for that organization.
JugEars will find a way to shovel them more money…EO coming soon!
KOOLAID2 on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Catholic institutions should take this opportunity to drive the big wedge between people of consciousness who made the biggest mistake of their lives and Draculobama. He will try something, but an EO will smack of naked retaliation. I doubt he’ll go that route. He can always sneak it into a continuing resolution and Boehner will say, Yes Sir, can I have another.

Western_Civ on February 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Planned Parenthood also offers primary care for poor, young women (mammograms and referrals).

That was the alleged excuse until it came out that PP does not perform mammograms and doesn’t have the equiptment to do so.

tommyboy on February 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

“The Komen foundation wants to see women die of cancer!”

Skwor on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

“Stop breast cancer tomorrow by killing female babies today!”

mankai on February 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Donate to Komen!

Apologetic California on February 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I did not know of the Komen/Planned Parenthood connection until recently. It made me furious.

Komen has been a huge help to my sister who is a 2-time breast cancer survivor.

I now will up my contributions to Komen in the name of my wonderful sister.

I know it is too slow, but we are making progress.

Seaplane Driver on February 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

But-but-but Plannned Parenthood prevents breast cancer in every female baby they kill !

/s

viking01 on February 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Guess I missed the fact the Komen Foundation gives moeny to PP.

Thought they were engaged in finding a cure for breast cancer.

I can say no more dontations to them…even with them stopping the funding now. Wonder how many babies my pink ribbon donations killed?

adplusone on February 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

The Komen Foundtion has realized that it is easier to get someone to survive breast cancer if they can get them to first survive an abortion.

Who knew…?/

ted c on February 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

The pass-through grants never made sense in the first place.

Instead of giving a grant to organizations that perform mammograms directly Komen gave a grant to an organization that then referred women to organizations that give mammograms.

It seems like there are far too many middle-men in there taking a cut of the donation.

More and more I wish there were a Kiva-type organization that allowed you to fund research and treatment directly rather than passing it through big aggregators that use some of the money for overhead and then pass the donations along to organizations that you may or may not approve of.

JadeNYU on February 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Why are you all so riled up against abortions? Sacrificing unborn infants is an ancient Pagan tradition that aims to please the Gods of Chaos and replenish magical pools. It is most effective when performed around Solstice…

Oops, wrong forum.

Archivarix on February 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Why on earth were they giving money to PP in the first place?

BuzzCrutcher on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I believe Susan G. Komen herself was pro-choice iirc. There’s probably some excuse about women’s health. The SGKF is ostensibly about reducing/ending cancer – specifically for women and PP claims they’re about women’s health.

So, the SGKF sees nothing wrong with funneling money that people give them to ease/reduce/end cancer instead to organizations that have nothing to do with ending cancer – and instead conversely probably causing some cancer.

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 11:24 AM

There are other breast cancer Support/advocacy groups.
Y-me was founded by two Chicago South Suburbanites(Homewood if I remember correctly) in the early ’80′s.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Here in Texas, sonograms are the law. Part of informed consent.

The libs hate it. Can’t have women think that the baby growing inside of them is anything other than a blob of cells.

NoDonkey on February 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

NoDonkey on February 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Didn’t Jindal also sign a similar bill into law?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I don’t get the whole notion of a charity donating to another charity. Not just Komen or PP. Any charities.

If I give money to cause X, I want my money used for Cause X. I don’t want it sent on to causes Y and Z. If I want to support Y and Z, I’ll donate to Y and Z, I don’t need X as the middle man.

angryed on February 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Speaking of which-today’s one of the kill days @ my local PP. Since I can arrange to pass by it on the way to the gym-I’m going to.
To pray…
annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Good idea.

At least the ‘offering of prayer’ while passing by a planned parenthood is still “legal”, right?

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

It’s disturbing watching social cons having a circle jerk over something like this when access to legal abortion is, and always has been, the majority opinion. The question is just over government funding. And this isn’t government funding. So what’s the circle jerk about? Just another way that social conservatives try to politically marginalize themselves, ironically, at a time when they say the most important goal in the history of mankind is winning an upcoming election.

keep the change on February 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The donations to PP made no sense. They don’t have mammogram machines because they don’t have enough gyno clients in need of a mammogram to justify the expense. Mammograms are supposed to be routine over the age of 40. This means that the number of over-40 gyno clients for PP is not significant enough to justify the money they are getting. The evidence is, the poor potential breast cancer patients are already being served by somebody other than PP. I really don’t see why all the liberal butthurt.

Sekhmet on February 1, 2012 at 11:33 AM

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

What’s so…cool…here is that the pro-life pregnancy center is like 50ft from Murder Inc.
Catholics and orther Christian denoms. come by all day on Wed/Thurs to pray. I’m bringing my rosary.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Good. I can buy pink-ribbon products again.

skydaddy on February 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM

SouthernGent on February 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

My FB lib friends are going OFF THE RAILS (predictably) this morning.
/oh well

hoosiermama on February 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM

It’s disturbing watching social cons having a circle jerk over something like this when access to legal abortion is, and always has been, the majority opinion.

keep the change on February 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time

darwin on February 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

What we need too work on is making sure any woman who doesn’t have money cannot have free pap smears and cancer screenings. It isn’t fair to those of who who pay for ours. Thank you Susan G. Komen Foundation!

stingray9813 on February 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Just checked.
Looks like he did.
No surprise there.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

It’s disturbing watching social cons having a circle jerk over something like this when access to legal abortion is, and always has been, the majority opinion. The question is just over government funding. And this isn’t government funding. So what’s the circle jerk about? Just another way that social conservatives try to politically marginalize themselves, ironically, at a time when they say the most important goal in the history of mankind is winning an upcoming election.

keep the change on February 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Evil is evil, no matter how popular it is at the time. 200 years ago abolitionists celebrated their small victories, one by one, and slave owners had the hissy fits.

RBMN on February 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

My FB lib friends are going OFF THE RAILS (predictably) this morning.
/oh well

hoosiermama on February 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Kinda like this…

What we need too work on is making sure any woman who doesn’t have money cannot have free pap smears and cancer screenings. It isn’t fair to those of who who pay for ours. Thank you Susan G. Komen Foundation!

stingray9813 on February 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

LOL

angryed on February 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM

More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time

darwin on February 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I prefer to use the term ‘anti-abortion’ because to be truly ‘pro-life’ I’d have to be against the death penalty.
I’m not.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:39 AM

It’s disturbing watching social cons having a circle jerk over something like this
keep the change on February 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Yeah, we already know you sit firmly with the liberals on this subject.

Bishop on February 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Always track where charities are actually sending the money and what percentage gets lifted for third-party fund raising costs.

If you give money to the United Way thinking it will go to the Boy Scouts then consider how much they steer towards Planned Parenthood. Then remember that United Way chief clown named Aramony who was caught back in the 1990s spending a big chunk of donations on hookers and booze.

viking01 on February 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

It’s disturbing watching social cons having a circle jerk over something like this when access to legal abortion is, and always has been, the majority opinion

No it isn’t and hasn’t. Depending on how the question is asked the plurality generally don’t support abortion.

tommyboy on February 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

How much in donations does Komen receive in the week following yesterday’s announcement… That will tell a story.

phreshone on February 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Wasn’t aware of that but I hope so.

NoDonkey on February 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

SGKF = Preserving life!

PP = Enforcing death!

Any questions?

JohnnyD on February 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

NoDonkey: He did, indeed.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I’m still not supporting Komen or the pink ribbon garbage. How exactly does walking 60 miles cure breast cancer? I find the whole thing cultist.

Give the color pink back to little girls…

Fallon on February 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

What we need too work on is making sure any woman who doesn’t have money cannot have free pap smears and cancer screenings. It isn’t fair to those of who who pay for ours. Thank you Susan G. Komen Foundation!

stingray9813 on February 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Komen is not a cervical cancer charity. And the lack of mammogram machines owned by Planned Parenthood is a really good indicator that they don’t have enough gyno clients in the demographics most likely to get breast cancer. Usually, a woman on the brink of menopause has had a child or some other issue well outside Planned Parenthood’s scope of gynecological care, for which she has been referred to someone who gives more comprehensive care–and that guy is the one who catches the breast cancer, not Planned Parenthood.

Sekhmet on February 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I posted on this back in October. I had a real problem with Susan G Komen not disclosing the fact that some of those donations from what might be very pro-life folks could wind up at Planned Parenthood.

The walk-a-thon monies might have been channeled to another breast cancer research charity.

tree hugging sister on February 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Congress should require Planned Parenthood to split off its abortion services to a separate organization if they are going to receive taxpayers’ money for anything. Force their hand regarding the disingenuous contention that they provide lots of other health services to women.

Of course they do, but it’s the abortions that people care about, on both sides of the issue.

It’s like the $200 flatscreen television on Black Friday: the abortions are what get people in the door.

Hot Gas on February 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Fallon on February 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Because I walk so much I was guilted in to trying the ’3 Day’ years ago.
In order to walk-you are REQUIRED to raise between $1500-2000. If you are struggling to make that goal and don’t drop from the program soon enough you are STILL required to find the $$$.
I managed to ‘drop’ soon enough.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM

It’s disturbing watching social cons having a circle jerk over something like this when access to legal abortion is, and always has been, the majority opinion. The question is just over government funding. And this isn’t government funding. So what’s the circle jerk about? Just another way that social conservatives try to politically marginalize themselves, ironically, at a time when they say the most important goal in the history of mankind is winning an upcoming election.
keep the change on February 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

(MEGA-MULTIPLE EXPLETIVES DELETED)

Boy, am I glad I let that out. I feel much better, now. : )

NOW then, a good question to be put to a national referendum:

“Should abortion-on-demand be legal for healthy women who conceived from consensual sex?”

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Sekhmet on February 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

In November, 2006 I needed a mammogram but didn’t have insurance. Because I lived in St. L. at the time i was put in a program that helped women 35+(I was 36) get mammos free of charge. We were referred to major HOSPITALS-never Murcer Inc.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM

‘Murcer’=MURDER.
*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM

It’s disturbing watching social cons having a circle jerk over something like this when access to legal abortion is, and always has been, the majority opinion.

keep the change on February 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

You base this claim on what evidence? If access to abortion was the majority opinion states would have allowed it and it wouldn’t have had to be foisted on us by judicial activism. Prior to Roe v. Wade abortion was illegal in 30 states and was only legal on-request in 4 states, with the remaining 16 states allowing it in cases of rape, danger to the mother’s life. So much for it always being the majority opinion. There are at least 18 states with legislation banning abortion written and ready to go the second Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Trafalgar on February 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM

It is a bit strange. A sister in law tried to guilt me into laying out a cool grand to help her make her walking goal, I was told she would “get in trouble” if the goal wasn’t met. Didn’t work on me and I don’t know what happened in the end.

Bishop on February 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

NoDonkey on February 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Half of Missouri – effectively Kansas City and Missouri – is liberal/Democrat. I believe such bills have been tried and failed. I do not recall such a law existing here.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM

As far as I know, there is now only one abortion clinic left in the whole state of Missouri and it’s here in St. Louis. Over the course of the last several years for several reasons the handful of other abortion clinics in the state have closed up shop – there are still however abortion clinics in Kansas and Illinois that are close to the metro areas of Kansas City and St. Louis thus “service” them.

The pro-life organization ThriVe has its headquarters a few blocks away from the remaining abortion clinic in St. Louis and this past year created a new program: a mobile unit. It’s an RV with an ultrasound set-up in the “bedroom”. ThriVe began parking the RV once a week across the street from the abortion clinic. They discovered that eventually the clinic began rescheduling all of their appointments to other days of the week to avoid the possibility of potential clients visiting the RV first.

ThriVe intends on using the RV to go into the neighborhoods, specifically those where poverty is rampant as is abortion, etc. They also intend on buying another RV and outfit it with an ultrasound machine. Then, they’re going to park that RV across the street from the abortion clinic EVERY SINGLE DAY of the week.

If the abortionists are that afraid of an RV and an ultrasound that they’ll reschedule appointments, what will they do when ThriVe is there every day?!

We can only hope and pray that they close up shop and Missouri will have NO abortion clinics.

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I still won’t support Komen, because they continue to deny the evidence linking abortion to breast cancer

JannyMae on February 1, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Why would an organization dedicated to saving womens lives give one-friggin’-thin-dime to planned parenthood?

That money should go to cancer research grants FFS.

Had I known, I’d have never given Komen a penny. Pay for your own damned abortion.

Tim_CA on February 1, 2012 at 11:57 AM

“Should abortion-on-demand be legal for healthy women who conceived from consensual sex?”

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

No.
When I got preggers in 1993 Murder Inc. would have consider me to be the poster girl for ‘choice’. I was soo effed up.
It wasn’t my ‘baby’s’ fault.

Fast forward to today: If me, his dad, and the step-parents continue to allow him to breathe*wink*…the little bastard weasel will turn 18 2 months from today.
While Spawn can be infuriating at times(like mother-like son) I’m glad that he’s in the world.
He’s a mensch. The world needs more of those.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I used to live in Mehlville and still have family in So. County.
I think I’m familiar w/the Murder Inc. that you speak off.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

What’s so…cool…here is that the pro-life pregnancy center is like 50ft from Murder Inc.
Catholics and orther Christian denoms. come by all day on Wed/Thurs to pray. I’m bringing my rosary.
annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Extremely surprised here, that Planned Pare . . . (oops, sorry) . . . I mean Murder Inc. would not try some legal action that would force the Pro-Life Pregnancy Center to relocate.
I’m NOT complaining, mind you. That’s GREAT. That’s where anti-abortion pregnancy centers should be. : )

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Because I walk so much I was guilted in to trying the ’3 Day’ years ago.
In order to walk-you are REQUIRED to raise between $1500-2000. If you are struggling to make that goal and don’t drop from the program soon enough you are STILL required to find the $$$.
I managed to ‘drop’ soon enough.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM

?!

What would they have done? Sued you?!

I can understand them saying we want people to raise money for us and this walk is to raise money, etc. But to force people not only to raise money to be able to get in on the walk seems absurd, and more so to say that you HAVE to raise a specific amount.

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

you are REQUIRED to raise between $1500-2000. If you are struggling to make that goal and don’t drop from the program soon enough you are STILL required to find the $$$.

I managed to ‘drop’ soon enough.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Good for you… to have gotten out while you still could. Just before the local walk, FB is full of people begging for donations. It’s bizarre. It’s a formerly worthwhile “charity” that has gotten too big.

Now, if they bilked their friends and relatives for cash to buy materials to build a house during those three days, they’d have something tangible at the end, rather than blisters on their feet.

Fallon on February 1, 2012 at 12:01 PM

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Remember-this is Lubbock.
PP can’t do sh*t-and they know it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 12:01 PM

access to legal abortion is, and always has been, the majority opinion

it’s not the majority. But the vast majority of those who do think so have no idea of what an abortion actually is. Seeing is believing, head in sand is the crazy cycle.

williampeck1958 on February 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

What do you think about the idea of putting that question to a National Referendum?

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Actually a lot of those ‘walks’ are like that.

I was part of PAWS-Chicago(Pets Are Worth Saving-it’s Chi’s big no-kill shelter)half-marathon team in 2009. I had to raise $900. All but $100 ended up coming out of MY pocket in the end.
I’ll never volunteer for something like that again.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I’m in NoCo. My wife makes jokes about SoCo all the time.

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I don’t know about other organizations or states, but ThriVe specifically set up shops as near as possible to the abortion clinics as they could.

One of the abortion clinics happened to be in a small office building. ThriVe set up their office right down the hall, mere doors down from it.

That particular abortion clinic closed up shop a few years ago because it was a private practice I believe. The abortionist retired and either wouldn’t or couldn’t sell/pass on the practice.

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Planned Parenthood also offers primary care for poor, young women (mammograms and referrals).

Hitler built highways too.

angryed on February 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I guess the Liberals and feminists who are reacting so hysterically over this really just a bunch of abortion increases the risk of breast cancer science deniers.

Blue Collar Todd on February 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

listens2glenn on February 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Support.

If you don’t want to get pregnant-shut your legs.
Though I’ll be 42 this year and got a tubal @ 27-there’s still a chance(albeit VERY slim) that I could get pregnant. If that happened I wouldn’t be happy-but in the end I’d still end up with a second child…because it wouldn’t be the ‘baby’s’ fault.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 12:08 PM

ALT, I was completely unaware of that concerning SGK walks – or any charitable walk like that.

I would never take part in any sort of walk like that if they required such a thing.

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Logus on February 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Jim Lembke was our state rep. He’s a state senator now. Good guy.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 1, 2012 at 12:09 PM

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