Former Komen VP Karen Handel: That Planned Parenthood is pretty vicious, huh?

posted at 6:00 pm on February 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Fox News Insider, her first interview since Komen learned the hard way that the left treats donations to Planned Parenthood as a lifetime commitment. The lingering question: How much did Handel influence the decision to cut PP off? According to her resignation letter today, not much:

I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, its rationale, and my involvement in it. I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve. However, the decision to update our granting model was made before I joined Komen, and the controversy related to Planned Parenthood has long been a concern to the organization. Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone’s political beliefs or ideology. Rather, both were based on Komen’s mission and how to better serve women, as well as a realization of the need to distance Komen from controversy. I believe that Komen, like any other nonprofit organization, has the right and the responsibility to set criteria and highest standards for how and to whom it grants.

According to HuffPo, it was all her:

“Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria,” the source, who requested anonymity for professional reasons, told HuffPost. “She said, ‘If we just say it’s about investigations, we can defund Planned Parenthood and no one can blame us for being political.’”

Emails between Komen leadership on the day the Planned Parenthood decision was announced, which were reviewed by HuffPost under the condition they not be published, confirm the source’s description of Handel’s sole “authority” in crafting and implementing the Planned Parenthood policy…

“Komen’s been dealing with the Planned Parenthood issue for years, and you know, some right-wing groups would organize a protest or send out a mailing every now and then, but it was on a low simmer,” the source said. “What Karen’s been doing for the past six months is ratcheting up the issue with leadership. Every time someone would even mention a protest, she would magnify it, pump it up, exaggerate it. She’s the one that kept driving this issue.”

A key subplot here that I wasn’t aware of until today was that Handel’s run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Georgia two years ago ended up failing in part because it turned out that she had once voted as a county commissioner to approve federal funds for — ta da — Planned Parenthood. Read this nifty AP story on how Nathan Deal made it an issue in the primary; Handel actually beat him by double digits in the first round, but he beat her in the runoff by just 2,500 votes, equivalent to less than one half of one percent. Think she’ll have that problem if/when she runs for office in Georgia next time as a political martyr to the pro-life cause?

Exit question: Why didn’t Komen offer to fund some sort of alternate breast-cancer screening program for poor women with the money it saved by defunding Planned Parenthood? They knew there’d be an outcry once they pulled funds, and they also surely knew that the left would pretend it was angry that they were cutting off money for health services to poor women rather than that they were stigmatizing America’s premier abortion factory. Komen could have prepared for that by reallocating the funds immediately to, say, clinics in lower-income neighborhoods. Since the very beginning of this clusterfark, I can’t fathom what their PR team was thinking.



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I hope these fools at Komen understand that they’re about to lose/are losing at the moment…more donations to their organization than they think.

Abortion = murder!

Aizen on February 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Handel is an idiot. Komen is going to pay a price for pissing away breast cancer research money on abortions. PP will continue to be the abortion factory it always wanted to be.

David in ATL on February 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

A key subplot here that I wasn’t aware of until today was that Handel’s run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Georgia two years ago ended up failing in part because it turned out that she had once voted as a county commissioner to approve federal funds for — ta da — Planned Parenthood.

You are not as smart as you think.

promachus on February 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Think she’ll have that problem if/when she runs for office in Georgia next time as a political martyr to the pro-life cause?

Was this planned by Handel to raise her bonafides since the PP issue may have hurt her the last time she ran for office? Obviously I have no clue, but quite clever if that thought\reasoning crossed her mind.

WashJeff on February 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Exit answer: You know just as well as I that it wouldn’t have made a difference. Senators were on television the very next day calling Nancy Brinker the next Joe McCarthy.

Abortion is a high sacrament to these people. The only way Planned Parenthood’s getting cut off is if the government sugar daddy does it first. That is, a GOP Congress and president.

KingGold on February 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I hope Handel starts her own breast cancer research funding organization. She could give it a ‘baby safe’ denomination, like they put on cans of tuna now.

cynccook on February 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Trusts and charities are riddled with lefties. It’s a job where you don’t have to work to get money. I’m surprised they even got out of the gate with PP defunding.

SMACKRUNNER on February 7, 2012 at 6:09 PM

When it comes to politics, surrendering is ALWAYS the worst course of action.

rayra on February 7, 2012 at 6:09 PM

She was endorsed by cuda if I remember right.

IR-MN on February 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Was this planned by Handel to raise her bonafides since the PP issue may have hurt her the last time she ran for office? Obviously I have no clue, but quite clever if that thought\reasoning crossed her mind.

WashJeff on February 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Hmmm. Not the craziest theory I’ve heard. Seems easier to believe that was the plan considering the alternative: that Komen assumed an organization that kills babies for a living wasn’t going to play hardball with them.

Kataklysmic on February 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I am sure that it was just an oversight that that our healthcare legislation does not include a provision which requires anybody who provides grant money to organizations which promote healthcare must also provide grant money to Planned Parenthood in the interest of “‘women’s health”.

An oversight which will soon be remedied, no doubt. Just as soon as they finish up with those pesky Catholics.

Lily on February 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Good for her for exposing this charity for giving funds to
Planned Parenthood that had little to do with breast cancer.

If donors want to contribute to Planned Parenthood in order
to support abortions, at least, tho misguided and immoral to
others, they do so with an honest intention.

When I give money to a charity I expect my funds to be utilized
for the purpose advertised.

Amjean on February 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Let me straighten out a few things here:

A key subplot here that I wasn’t aware of until today was that Handel’s run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Georgia two years ago ended up failing in part because it turned out that she had once voted as a county commissioner to approve federal funds for — ta da — Planned Parenthood.

Very biased reporting from the AP (not Allah) and the crapweasel who is our Gov, Nathan A. “THE RAW” Deal, took the whole thing out of context for political shenanigans.

The county commissioners have very little flexibility in recrafting a budget the way the commission is constituted. Once submitted by the committee that does that crap than it’s pretty much up or down – and she didn’t have enough normal people on the commission to overturn it anyway. IIRC, the main one that RAW DEAL made an issue of was a budget item for PP for mammograms – no one really checked to see if the mammograms were done on premise. It was close enough for govt I guess.

It’s like claiming that Boehner is for earmarks (even though he’s never put in an earmark for his district) because he’s voted in favor or a budget bill that had earmarks in it.

All poodles are dogs. Not all dogs are poodles.

Branch Rickey on February 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Does it seem like the left has been remarkably shrill since 2010 to anyone else? Heck, since Obama’s election. I have this amorphous idea that everyone seems to realize we can’t continue doing what we are doing as a society (spending tomorrow’s profits today) much longer and everyone is desperate for the last slice of the pie.

Mord on February 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM

“Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria,” the source, who requested anonymity for professional reasons, told HuffPost. “She said, ‘If we just say it’s about investigations, we can defund Planned Parenthood and no one can blame us for being political.’”

Emails between Komen leadership on the day the Planned Parenthood decision was announced, which were reviewed by HuffPost under the condition they not be published, confirm the source’s description of Handel’s sole “authority” in crafting and implementing the Planned Parenthood policy…

Super Duper reporting by huff pooh. Totally believable.

Branch Rickey on February 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Hmmm – whatever/whomever to believe

On one hand we have a woman who has admitted to her role in this clusterf**K and other the other hand we have Huff Po relaying info from Komen who has already shown they have feet of clay by folding to the wailing of those who consider abortion a priority.

Why am I not surprised that Komen is throwing Handel under the bus? They apparently think if they grovel enough PP and the rabid feminists will forgive them for thinking there is more to women’s health than gutting our babies.

If indeed Handel is solely responsible for forcing Komen leadership to do something they were so adament against she obviously has major persuasive skills. Maybe we should be running her for POTUS.

katiejane on February 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

The purpose of this post and its headline? Only one:

Inciting For The Enemy.

williamg on February 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM

An organization that actively promotes the slaughter of unborn children is vicious? You’re kidding! Well, color me surprised…/

butterflies and puppies on February 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Now a Vending machine dispenses ‘morning-after’ pill to college kids

conservativeBC on February 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Never question a libtard’s right to murder their babies.

Southernblogger on February 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Since the very beginning of this clusterfark, I can’t fathom what their PR team was thinking.

Come on Allah, you’re over thinking this looking for a less malignant version.

Sad truth is; this is exactly what happens when you put religious zealots in charge of public policy.

They think they are right, no matter what.

They think everyone agrees with them.

And those who don’t are going to hell so they’re largely irrelevant.

The notion this woman cares, every cared, or even for one second thought about how her decision would affect poor women is laughable.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

You are not as smart as you think.
promachus on February 7, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Actually, none of us are – even on our best days.

Marcola on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Lobotmy4life will be here shortly to gloat about how he as a man of deep Christian faith and his whole deeply religious “pro-abortion” family all are so happy about planned parenthood’s fundraising boom.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 7, 2012 at 6:27 PM

“Social media guru” on NPR yesterday describing how Facebook and Twitter drove the issue. Yeah, sure, the hundreds of stories a day blasting out of the MSM, every one of them siding with PP, didn’t have anything to do with it. Pull the other one.

I can see a new trend in media malpractice: “OMG! The intertubez are buzzing with messages about eeevil Republicans, so I guess we have to reluctantly report that cause we’re sooo down with teh intertubez!!!11!!”

drunyan8315 on February 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM

The notion this woman cares, every cared, or even for one second thought about how her decision would affect poor women is laughable.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Yes, all those poor women who had to go somewhere else to get a referral for a mammogram.

Esthier on February 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Come on Allah, you’re over thinking this looking for a less malignant version.

Sad truth is; this is exactly what happens when you put religious zealots in charge of public policy.

They think they are right, no matter what.

They think everyone agrees with them.

And those who don’t are going to hell so they’re largely irrelevant.

The notion this woman cares, every cared, or even for one second thought about how her decision would affect poor women is laughable.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

You mean help poor people get abortions? Why should Komen a “breast cancer” charity be giving money to Planned Parenthood?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I belong to a huge group Komen for the Cure.

We’re re-grouping. There is a big difference between fighting breast cancer and funding murder.

Komen needs to step up and make a decision on the way forward. The fact that they bowed to PP gives us all a bit of pause.

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

All poodles are dogs. Not all dogs are poodles.

Branch Rickey on February 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Yeah but if it’s not a Border Collie it’s just a dog.

Oldnuke on February 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

This is so sick, it is beyond belief. How Komen could be so stupid as to not have a good explanation of the defunding prepared ahead of time and to not stand strong against the smears has guaranteed several things…
- donations will go down
- the brand is tarnished
- the slime balls on the left and Planned Parenthood have won and are laughing

What the F is going on when the slime balls win and the organization that was in the right on this are losers? Idiots… pussies just like the RINO Republicans…. always kissing the progressive buttocks and wimping out when the going gets tough.

Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms. Simple. Why would a breast cancer organization fund an organization like that in the first place? You mean KOMEN is so stupid that they could not come out with a simple explanation like that to defend themselves? IDIOTS

If that is the strength of purpose of the administration of Komen then maybe they deserve to go down.

PhilipJames on February 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

That Planned Parenthood is pretty vicious, huh?

It’s funny what happens to one’s soul…

… when the death of innocence becomes your livelihood.

Seven Percent Solution on February 7, 2012 at 6:36 PM

You lay with dogs, you get fleas.

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Come on Allah, you’re over thinking this looking for a less malignant version.

Sad truth is; this is exactly what happens when you put religious zealots in charge of public policy.

They think they are right, no matter what.

They think everyone agrees with them.

And those who don’t are going to hell so they’re largely irrelevant.

The notion this woman cares, every cared, or even for one second thought about how her decision would affect poor women is laughable.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

We just don’t belive in murder. Is that so bad? What is my crime?

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM

It’s funny what happens to one’s soul…

… when the death of innocence becomes your livelihood.

Seven Percent Solution on February 7, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I’m more than a little curious as to how this is going to pan out for Komen. When the announcement was made that they were discontinuing donations to PP I got the impression that a lot of people were getting ready to open up their wallets. Now that they’ve reversed that decision will the money dry up?

Oldnuke on February 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM

PhilipJames on February 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

You need to make thing up to be right. That should tell you something but it won’t.

Have you for one second considered that more people object to a fundie political move than think that move had and merit?

Doubt it. You SoCons are the most self absorbed, self righteous group to burden this great country since it’s founding.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

If abortion is just a procedure, like having a tooth pulled or a gall bladder removed, well why not show it on TV.

Thicklugdonkey on February 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Lie in bed with the dogs… don’t whine when you have fleas.

Komen is done, they have shot themselves in both feet.

gdonovan on February 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

We just don’t belive in murder. Is that so bad? What is my crime?

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Murder is legally defined.

You are just demagogic.

If it makes you feel better telling other people what to do, calling other people murderers to justify the nanny state you want to build to keep women down, so be it.

however the only people listening are other demagogs.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

The real lesson here is not for Komen, it is for any other charity out there that might consider donating to Murder Inc.

It’s like dealing with the Mafia, once you make that first payment you know Guido is going to be there every week forever with his hand out. The payment might go up but it sure won’t go down. Best to not deal with them at all.

slickwillie2001 on February 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The notion this woman cares, every cared, or even for one second thought about how her decision would affect poor women is laughable.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

An even bigger laugh is the idea that PP gives a rats about breast cancer research. PP has created a scenario where Komen, who had a worthy mission, may not be abole to provide grants to groups actually doing cancer research. Is PP going to cover that shortfall or did they even think about that outcome before they went on their jhaid?

katiejane on February 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Thicklugdonkey on February 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Duh!!!!

Because you religious zealots would lose your sh@$ if a vagina dared appear on TV.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

You SoCons are the most self absorbed, self righteous group to burden this great country since it’s founding.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

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Now that’s funny. Self absorbed and self righteous troll…accuses others of being self absorbed and self righteous.

Sorry honey..those that are on the side of life…are always right and righteous.

HumpBot Salvation on February 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

How does a organization force another to give donations? Political ir not, doesn’t the word donation mean to give freely?

angrymike on February 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

That Planned Parenthood is pretty vicious, huh?

Apparently Romney’s wife doesn’t think so…

neuquenguy on February 7, 2012 at 6:54 PM

If that is the strength of purpose of the administration of Komen then maybe they deserve to go down.

PhilipJames on February 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Planned Parenthood is an death/abortion factory. Planned Parenthood prevents life and if that is unsuccesful they eliminate life.

The Susan Komen Foundation is devoted to savings women’s lives. Not ending lives.

Point.

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 6:56 PM

How does a organization force another to give donations? Political ir not, doesn’t the word donation mean to give freely?

angrymike on February 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Komen was giving donations/funding to PP thinking that they were funding breast exams. PP took the funds and did nothing.

If I’m wrong, let PP prove where the funds went.

If PP is connected to Kermit Godsell (oops) then Komen could be implicated in partial birth abortions.

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 6:59 PM

You SoCons are the most self absorbed, self righteous group to burden this great country since it’s founding.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

So not wanting to see babies ripped apart or burned to death by acid in the womb makes us self-absorbed and self-righteous?

I’ll tell you what: no one has anything on Planned Parenthood backers for for self-absorption and self-righteousness.

Is it not possible to consider, just for . . . one nanosecond that pro-life people – quite a few are women, by the way – really are moved by sincere convictions and moral concern for the lives of both the unborn and their mothers?

The_Jacobite on February 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM

clusterfark is the best way to describe it. PP solicits your donations and holds you close enough for years to come in order to shiv you in the ribs if you get outta line.

Komen, like many babies, has been left bleeding on the sidewalk by PP>

ted c on February 7, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Who would have thought that a group that murders children would be vicious?

JavelinaBomb on February 7, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Political ir not, doesn’t the word donation mean to give freely?

angrymike on February 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

why yes. Komen had the freedom to give right up until the point that they stopped. It was a donation, then it became a “pay cut” to PP. And you know how them libs feel about any pay cuts….wooooheee *shakes head*…..

ted c on February 7, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I’d rather take on the SMOD than PP after a paycut…./

ted c on February 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The notion this woman cares, every cared, or even for one second thought about how her decision would affect poor women is laughable.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Poor Women?

Dr Evil on February 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I got me a feeling, the ban hammer is very, very close!!!!!”"

angrymike on February 7, 2012 at 7:11 PM

ey West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

The key for me is that Abortions increase a woman’s risk to breast cancer. I cannot get my head around that logic: We are trying to raise money to find a cure or prevent breast cancer, but we’re supporting an organization that practices a procedure that increases the risk of breast cancer. Hugh?

This is what the media should be reporting. Also, how many PP counselors provide this fact to those coming in to learn of their services? I am sure they give them the stats on this, aren’t you?

uhangtight on February 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

So the woman that crashed Komen headfirst into its mess is now trying to blame someone else? Hilarious.

mythicknight on February 7, 2012 at 7:14 PM

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Freshface, I am a breast cancer survivor. I had an abortion at 16. I know for fact that with each abortion (each one for those of you who have had more than one) a woman’s risk of breast cancer increases.

So, tell me what is the logic in saying you are for prevention or curing breast cancer if you are going to donate to an abortion clinic?

You can hurl insults about, you are still uninformed and ignorant. PP does not give the stats to those seeking an abortion regarding the risk for breast cancer. Do you want to speculate as to why this is?

uhangtight on February 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM

This woman keeps praising Komen, even after it did indeed bow to political pressure… from the left.

All of those people who wanted us to donate to and praise Komen for its brief decision to defund PP are now eating crow, and they’ve gone completely silent.

There’s a sucker born every minute.

madmonkphotog on February 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM

uhangtight on February 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I’m not sure if abortions increase the chance of breast cancer. I’m not a scientist.

But I do know that my fellow women, my donations, my dedication to the cause of defeating breast cancer is diametrically opposed to an abortion factory. Susan G. Komen strives to keep women alive. Planned Parenthood puts the unborn to death.

I stand for Life, in whatever form it is born.

Planned Parenthood… gurgle.

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I got me a feeling, the ban hammer is very, very close!!!!!””
angrymike on February 7, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I’ve got that feeling too.

What could we have in common?

listens2glenn on February 7, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Pink is no longer a fitting color for Komen. I humbly suggest yellow.

ZK on February 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I am a breast cancer survivor; and, yes one of the stats they gave me during my treatment, as I was placed into a Mayo Clinic Research study because I had an abortion when a Teenager, was the fact that abortions increase your risk of cancer.

I can tell you this is true. You won’t, however, find any one other than those actually doing research on causes of breast cancer tell you that one.

uhangtight on February 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Abortion kills far more females than the fight against breast cancer.

CW on February 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I am a breast cancer survivor; and, yes one of the stats they gave me during my treatment, as I was placed into a Mayo Clinic Research study because I had an abortion when a Teenager, was the fact that abortions increase your risk of cancer.

I can tell you this is true. You won’t, however, find any one other than those actually doing research on causes of breast cancer tell you that one.

uhangtight on February 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Abortion kills far more females than the fight against breast cancer saves.

CW on February 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Forgot a word.

CW on February 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I am a breast cancer survivor; and, yes one of the stats they gave me during my treatment, as I was placed into a Mayo Clinic Research study because I had an abortion when a Teenager, was the fact that abortions increase your risk of cancer.

I can tell you this is true. You won’t, however, find any one other than those actually doing research on causes of breast cancer tell you that one.

Sorry my prior comment was not to fresh face, but key west.. ugh.. copy paste

uhangtight on February 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Come on Allah, you’re over thinking this looking for a less malignant version.

Sad truth is; this is exactly what happens when you put religious zealots in charge of public policy.

***

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Wait, what?

Since when did the internal governance of a private charity–acting in a manner that’s entirely consistent with its charitable purpose–begin to constitute public policy?

No wonder these liberals sh*theads are going after the Catholic church with a vengeance.

BuckeyeSam on February 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Duh!!!!

Because you religious zealots would lose your sh@$ if a vagina dared appear on TV.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Sorry, you’re sadly mistaken. The left would never–NEVER–allow the broadcast of an abortion to happen. You’re delusional to think otherwise. It would be analogous to that World War II footage that is sometimes run in documentaries on the Holocaust. Sure, the hard left would say, “Whatevs.” But those on the fencepost or only mildly supporting abortion would be so thoroughly revolted that most political candidates would be denouncing abortion the next day.

BuckeyeSam on February 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

So the woman that crashed Komen headfirst into its mess is now trying to blame someone else? Hilarious.

mythicknight on February 7, 2012 at 7:14 PM

She exposed Susan G Komen’s ugly under belly donating -subsidizing charnel houses and the ghouls who make their money off of the less fortunate. Now it’s national news, she did everyone in this country a public service.

Culture warrior Bill O’Reilly seems – naively? – perplexed as to why Planned Parenthood is responsible for 300,000 abortions a year and only 1,000 adoptions. “Shouldn’t it be the other way around?” he asks.

From the headlines Wall Street Journal

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, an organization dedicated since 1982 to fighting, and one day curing, breast cancer, decided to extricate itself from the culture wars by discontinuing grants to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions. The grants Komen had been making amounted to $650,000 last year, funding some 19 local Planned Parenthood programs that offered manual breast exams but only referrals for mammograms performed elsewhere

The reality is that Planned Parenthood—with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion—does little in the way of screening for breast cancer. But the organization is very much in the business of selling abortions—more than 300,000 in 2010, according to Planned Parenthood. At an average cost of $500, according to various sources including Planned Parenthood’s website, that translates to about $164 million of revenue per year.

If only there was more money to be made in the live trafficking human baby business than the dead baby trafficking business.

Pro Choice
Pro killing unborn human beings in the womb. Because there is money to be made in killing humans marked as undesirables by the state.

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. Ruth Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice.

Dr Evil on February 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

”the source, who requested anonymity for professional character assasination reasons

Fixed.

KS Rex on February 7, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I’ve seen some women who I know and love getting extremely vicious at Komen after the decision to defund was made. Some of these women are practicing Catholics. it was as if they were personally assulted. I’m sorry but I don’t understand the anger over this. It seems way over the top and completely irrational. I happen to be agnostic about faith, but If there is a god and one day you must face him, I wouldn’t want to explain why I was a cheerleader for abortion.

steel guy on February 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM

No wonder these liberals sh*theads are going after the Catholic church with a vengeance.

BuckeyeSam on February 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

No one claimed that they were intelligent.

Dr Evil on February 7, 2012 at 8:01 PM

steel guy on February 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM

It’s manipulation the idea is that women’s liberation freed women with the pill and abortion, and that freedom came from not being burdened with a child.

There isn’t any preventative medicine going on at Planned Parerthood otherwise contraception would be reducing pregnancies…but Planned Parenthood doesn’t want pregnancies reduced, because they make a huge amount of money killing human beings in the womb. Exspecially in inner cities and minority babies. If they encourgaged contraception – abortions wouldn’t be the big dollar business it’s become. It’s all about supply, and demand, and they are harvesting babies.

Temple Of The Dog

don’t mind stealing bread
From the mouths of decadence
But I can’t feed on the powerless
When my cup’s already overfilled,
But it’s on the table
The fire is cooking
And they’re farming babies…..

Dr Evil on February 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

If it makes you feel better telling other people what to do, calling other people murderers to justify the nanny state you want to build to keep women down, so be it.

however the only people listening are other demagogs.

freshfacePoopybutt on February 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Sounds to me like you need a diaper change. Maybe you can ask the nanny state you are so fond of to help you out?

Do you not understand what this is about? How is not condoning the destruction of babies inside the womb keeping women down? The babies being destroyed are females as well as males. You are defending murder of a most heinous nature. Do you even know what abortion is? Have you read a description? The trauma to the baby and the woman’s body is In human.

Here are some facts. You should read before you declare this as bringing women down:

When does the unborn baby’s heart begin to beat?

The heartbeat begins on the 21st day after conception. (More Details)

When does the brain begin to function?

Electrical brain waves have been recorded as early as forty days. (More Details)

How early can a baby survive outside the mother’s womb?

Currently, twenty weeks is considered the accepted minimum. However, this time will be reduced as medical technology continues to improve.

What about cases of rape and incest?

Pregnancy from rape is extremely rare. As reasons for legalizing abortion rape and incest are nothing more than emotional screens used by those profiting from abortion.  But we must approach the victim of rape or incest with great compassion. The woman has been subjected to an ugly trauma, and she needs love, support and help. But she has been the victim of one violent act. Should we now ask her to be a party to a second violent act -that of abortion? Unquestionably, many would return the violence of killing an innocent baby for the violence of rape. But, before making this decision, remember that most of the trauma has already occurred. She has been raped. That trauma will live with her all her life. Furthermore, this girl did not report for help, but kept this to herself. For several weeks or months, she has thought of little else. Now, she has finally asked for help, has shared her upset, and should be in a supportive situation. more information

http://abortionfacts.com/abortion/q_facts.asp

FLconservative on February 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Last week the left was in an UPROAR when the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation indicated that it may WITHHOLD funds from Planned Parenthood.. Which PROVES once and for all that liberals support ABORTION more than cancer research.

lovingmyUSA on February 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Much like in Muslim fundamentalism, apostasy (converting from Islam to another religion) is is a much worse offense than simply being an infidel.

PP doesn’t like people that oppose it, but to have been a supporter, and then to remove that support, is unforgivable.

iurockhead on February 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Why do they need donations anyway aren’t they a billion dollar industry?

steel guy on February 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Who are the “hostage takers” and “terrorists” now?

Komen sure found out…the hard way.

OxyCon on February 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Sorry, you’re sadly mistaken. The left would never–NEVER–allow the broadcast of an abortion to happen. You’re delusional to think otherwise. It would be analogous to that World War II footage that is sometimes run in documentaries on the Holocaust. Sure, the hard left would say, “Whatevs.” But those on the fencepost or only mildly supporting abortion would be so thoroughly revolted that most political candidates would be denouncing abortion the next day.

BuckeyeSam on February 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I’ve also seen natural births on TV, back when one of those TLC/A&E type channels were showing one operation a week.

slickwillie2001 on February 7, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Note that the Progs are forcing very graphic stuff on us re cigarette smoking, like pictures of lungs, people with holes in their necks, etc, -all in an effort to stop us from smoking.

But God forbid a woman that wants to kill her baby should have to look at an ultrasound image of her child. A fetus on a billboard absolutely sends the Progs into hyperventilation.

Why is this?

slickwillie2001 on February 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I don’t know why Handel is taking the brunt of this. She is not the CEO or even in the top decision making group. She is fairly a new hire if you will and doesn’t have that kind of authority. She supported their decision as she said and is pro-life and doesn’t support PP. But Brinker and others knew that when they hired her last year.

Miss Handel said the discussion had started before she arrived at the organization last year and was approved at the highest levels of the charity.

CEO Nancy Brinker said this on 2/2/12:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the women’s health foundation under intense criticism for breaking ranks with Planned Parenthood, denied Thursday that political considerations played any role in its decision to cut off funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider.

We will never bow to political pressure,” Nancy G. Brinker, Komen founder and CEO, said in a 3 1/2-minute video statement posted on its website and on YouTube. The message said the reason was based on other factors, including that Planned Parenthood doesn’t generally provide mammograms.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201Ho2/feb/2/susan-g-komen-defends-cutoff-of-planned-parenthood/

(I couldn’t get the Youtube video to work)

However, I did find the video of the interview that Brinker had with Andrea Mitchell on 2/2/12 which was interesting.
Among other things, Brinker said: “Karen did not have anything to do with this,” said Brinker.

From that interview with Mitchell it was clear that this decision was not Handels alone.

This was on 2/2/12, so can’t remember when they reversed course. My opinion is that is why Handel resigned, hard to tell.

bluefox on February 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Had a phone call & then forgot to provide the link to the Mitchell Video:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/susan-g-komen-founder-tells-shocked-and-angered-andrea-mitchell-they-didnt-de-fund-planned-parenthoo/

bluefox on February 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Freshface, I am a breast cancer survivor. I had an abortion at 16. I know for fact that with each abortion (each one for those of you who have had more than one) a woman’s risk of breast cancer increases.

How do you know this thing that the American Medical Association, the National Cancer Society, the World Health Organization, etc., have looked into and do not know?

I’m willing to lake at good data to the contrary, but the fact you killed your child at 16 and then had breast cancer does not prove the abortion increased the odds of you getting breast cancer, however just that in fact would be.

Random on February 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM

IF we get a President Romney and a GOP Senate, the Dems will filibuster everything in sight and shut down the govt before they’ll let PP lose a cent of taxpayer funding.

Of course at the point the filibuster will be back to being an indispensable tool for protecting the rights of the minority, as opposed to its currently demonized status as the one thing blocking our socialist utopia.

DavidW on February 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I belong to a huge group Komen for the Cure.

We’re re-grouping. There is a big difference between fighting breast cancer and funding murder.

Komen needs to step up and make a decision on the way forward. The fact that they bowed to PP gives us all a bit of pause.

Key West Reader on February 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Pause for some…the brakes for others…until this is all played out. My wife informs me a portion of the pink gloves, socks, wrist bands and mouth piece my son had purchased for football went to Komen.

KOOLAID2 on February 7, 2012 at 9:02 PM

My wife informs me a portion of the pink gloves, socks, wrist bands and mouth piece my son had purchased for football ….

Well, there’s a society that produces future martial vigor†
 
 
† No offense intended re: your son.

Random on February 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM

It’s amazing to see the uproar when an organization pushes back against abortion, the # 1 tenet of liberals’ religion. They kind of miss the hypocrisy of forcing Catholic institutions to violate one of the # 1 tenets of Catholic faith, the right to life.

PatMac on February 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM

The key for me is that Abortions increase a woman’s risk to breast cancer. I cannot get my head around that logic: We are trying to raise money to find a cure or prevent breast cancer, but we’re supporting an organization that practices a procedure that increases the risk of breast cancer. Hugh?

This is what the media should be reporting. Also, how many PP counselors provide this fact to those coming in to learn of their services? I am sure they give them the stats on this, aren’t you?

uhangtight on February 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I’m sure PP counselors are more than willing to provide anyone the facts about abortion and breast cancer. I presume that crisis pregnancy centers are lying about the subject. It’s established there is no link between abortion and breast cancer. The “pro-life” movement appears to consist of the type of sicko who tells their kids that masturbation causes hair to grow on their palms.

thuja on February 7, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Because you religious zealots would lose your sh@$ if a vagina dared appear on TV.

freshface on February 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’ve heard of people like you, actually being able to walk around with their head deep inside their rear end…You may be the first ever that I think actually walks around, with your head, far up the private part you just mentioned! How dark is it up there?

KOOLAID2 on February 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM

It shouldn’t surprise that Murder, Inc. has that reputation.

viking01 on February 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM

At Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the women we serve are our highest priority in everything we do. Last year, we invested $93 million in community health programs, which included 700,000 mammograms. Additionally, we began an initiative to further strengthen our grants program to be even more outcomes-driven and to allow for even greater investments in programs that directly serve women. We also implemented more stringent eligibility and performance criteria to support these strategies. While it is regrettable when changes in priorities and policies affect any of our grantees, such as a longstanding partner like Planned Parenthood, we must continue to evolve to best meet the needs of the women we serve and most fully advance our mission.

It is critical to underscore that the women we serve in communities remain our priority. We are working directly with Komen Affiliates to ensure there is no interruption or gaps in services for women who need breast health screening and services.

Grant making decisions are not about politics–our priority is and always will be the women we serve. Making this issue political or leveraging it for fundraising purposes would be a disservice to women.
-Komen Facebook Page

notunderabushel on February 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

That was on February 1st.

notunderabushel on February 8, 2012 at 2:03 AM

steel guy on February 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM

PP fought losing the Komen grant money like a rbid badger because they need the cover actual women’s health issues give their core mission of abortion.

It’s like a shell game – don’t look at the 300K babies we kill – look at all the referrals for mammograms we give, look at all the pamphlets we had out talking about cancer. PP uses the good name & reputation of an organization like SGK to wipe some of the stain off their own. If Komen stops funding them the public is one layer closer to seeing that without abortion PP does little.

katiejane on February 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Why isn’t PP donating money to SBK and funding women’s health?

seven on February 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I won’t support any organization that allows for “pro-choice” abortions or gives money to it.

Komen’s policy to save lives is diametrically opposite of Planned Parenthood.

It is ok to save a women, but not an unborn person?? Hypocrites.

ChuckTX on February 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM