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  1. Azalea
    Azalea February 1, 2012 at 1:21 am |

    I didn’t know that Planned Parenthood was so actively involved in breast health issues. I wonder what Komen is going to do with the money they are not giving to Planned Parenthood?

  2. Cutecuddlysarcastic
    Cutecuddlysarcastic February 1, 2012 at 1:24 am |

    I’d like to publicize the Breast Health Emergency Fund link, but I don’t see anything on that page that lets me direct those funds specifically. Am I missing something?

  3. Cutecuddlysarcastic
    Cutecuddlysarcastic February 1, 2012 at 1:24 am |

    I’d like to publicize the Breast Health Emergency Fund link, but I don’t see anything on that page that lets me direct those funds specifically. Am I missing something?

  4. Komen ignores women’s health by cutting ties with Planned Parenthood – Death and Taxes | CoreHealthToday.com

    […] Parenthood fundingCBS NewsBreast Cancer Charity Shuts Down Planned Parenthood FundingMediaiteFeministe (blog) -Crosscut -Washington Timesall 315 news articles » womenshealth – Google […]

  5. Komen ignores women’s health by cutting ties with Planned Parenthood – Death and Taxes | HealthNewsInquirer.com

    […] Parenthood fundingCBS NewsBreast Cancer Charity Shuts Down Planned Parenthood FundingMediaiteFeministe (blog) -Crosscut -Washington Timesall 317 news articles » womenshealth – Google […]

  6. The Komen Foundation : Lawyers, Guns & Money

    […] The Komen Foundation [ 0 ] February 1, 2012 | Scott Lemieux var addthis_product = 'wpp-262'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true,"data_track_addressbar":false};if (typeof(addthis_share) == "undefined"){ addthis_share = [];}Obviously, take your cancer donations elsewhere. […]

  7. Komen ignores women’s health by cutting ties with Planned Parenthood – Death and Taxes | EliteHealthNews.com

    […] 9 NewsSusan G. Komen Foundation pulls Planned Parenthood fundingCBS NewsMediaite -Feministe (blog) -Crosscutall 323 news articles » womenshealth – Google News Share and […]

  8. Komen ignores women’s health by cutting ties with Planned Parenthood – Death and Taxes | Health News

    […] 9 NewsSusan G. Komen Foundation pulls Planned Parenthood fundingCBS NewsMediaite -Feministe (blog) -Crosscutall 333 news articles » womenshealth – Google NewsBe Sociable, […]

  9. Marksman2010
    Marksman2010 February 1, 2012 at 5:11 am |

    I wonder what Komen is going to do with the money they are not giving to Planned Parenthood?

    They’ll donate it to the GOP Presidential candidate for 2012.

  10. number9
    number9 February 1, 2012 at 7:32 am |

    Komen has always cared more about their image and marketing than the actual women they are supposed to serve. I actually donate to breast cancer organizations and I always look for an alternative. So I suggest that if you’ve donated to them before, or are considering a donation, please take your money elsewhere, like PP. The fact that an anti-choicer could rise to a position of VP in an organization focused on women’s health tells you all there is to know about them.

  11. Odin
    Odin February 1, 2012 at 7:38 am |

    Komen denied that the cuts are politically motivated (of course not) and said that they must “evolve to best meet the needs of the women [they] serve and most fully advance [their] mission,” which I thought was promoting breast health and keeping women from dying of cancer, but I’ve been wrong before.

    Ah, see, the key phrase here is “the women [they] serve”. Clearly, under Handel’s leadership, the foundation has decided to change _which_ women they serve, so that women who get their screenings at places like PP are no longer considered the group they serve.

    I mean, those women are all poor, but they’re not at all photogenic like Victorian orphans were, so they’re not _deserving_ poor people.

  12. Liberals Go Apoplectic Over Komen Foundation No Longer Providing Funds To Planned Parenthood : Stop The ACLU

    […] Feminist Sadly, Planned Parenthood is not unused to falling victim to politics, but it rather smarts when the middle finger has a pink ribbon around it from an organization ostensibly devoted to women’s health. If you had some money set aside for a golf visor or a t-shirt or a cup of yogurt with a pink ribbon on it, Planned Parenthood is establishing a Breast Health Emergency Fund to try and regain some of the lost funds. (so, Komen is mean and partisan, so let’s stop giving to an organization that is all about dealing with women’s health regarding breast cancer because we support women’s health) […]

  13. Liberals Go Apoplectic Over Komen Foundation No Longer Providing Funds To Planned Parenthood | Right Wing News

    […] Feminist Sadly, Planned Parenthood is not unused to falling victim to politics, but it rather smarts when the middle finger has a pink ribbon around it from an organization ostensibly devoted to women’s health. If you had some money set aside for a golf visor or a t-shirt or a cup of yogurt with a pink ribbon on it, Planned Parenthood is establishing a Breast Health Emergency Fund to try and regain some of the lost funds. (so, Komen is mean and partisan, so let’s stop giving to an organization that is all about dealing with women’s health regarding breast cancer because we support women’s health) […]

  14. Liberals Go Apoplectic Over Komen Foundation No Longer Providing Funds To Planned Parenthood » Pirate's Cove

    […] Feminist Sadly, Planned Parenthood is not unused to falling victim to politics, but it rather smarts when the middle finger has a pink ribbon around it from an organization ostensibly devoted to women’s health. If you had some money set aside for a golf visor or a t-shirt or a cup of yogurt with a pink ribbon on it, Planned Parenthood is establishing a Breast Health Emergency Fund to try and regain some of the lost funds. (so, Komen is mean and partisan, so let’s stop giving to an organization that is all about dealing with women’s health regarding breast cancer because we support women’s health) […]

  15. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated February 1, 2012 at 8:38 am |

    PP would have been better off with former GA Gov Sonny Perdue, who was a veterinarian and understood birth control and reproductive health. Handel’s appointment was to appease a lobby which cannot be converted to the cause: she’s Neville Chamberlain in a skirt.

  16. Nonsequiteuse
    Nonsequiteuse February 1, 2012 at 8:57 am |

    @Azalea, Planned Parenthood clinics provide more cancer screening than almost any other organization in the country. Women who go to them for any reason can, and usually do, get a complete health check that includes breast and cervical cancer screening. A good number of PPs actually provide onsite cervical biopsies and even treatment for abnormal cervical cells and/or early stage cervical cancer. So yeah, unlike Komen, which is essentially a funding conduit that provides no actual services itself, Planned Parenthood is very actively and intimately working daily on the front lines of cancer prevention.

  17. Kristen J.
    Kristen J. February 1, 2012 at 9:54 am |

    Angry, angry, angry! What the hell are they thinking?

  18. Komen Foundation Takes Away Women’s Choices Just Like Breast Cancer « Matrifocal Point

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  19. Geeno
    Geeno February 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm |

    I suggest we hence forward call them “The Susan G. Khomeini Foundation”
    (h/t a commenter on ABL’s Balloon Juice post on this)

  20. B
    B February 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm |

    I’ve made a donation to PP in honor of Karen Handel. PP will notify her of the honor she has received.

  21. Politicalguineapig
    Politicalguineapig February 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm |

    Why doesn’t Komen just go away already? It’s a shitty organization, and all the money raised just goes to organize more fundraisers.. which makes no sense. I’ve always figured that the executives there were lining their pockets, rather then passing the money on.

  22. Jadey
    Jadey February 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm |

    I suggest we hence forward call them “The Susan G. Khomeini Foundation”
    (h/t a commenter on ABL’s Balloon Juice post on this)

    … irrelevant, much?

  23. WitchWolf
    WitchWolf February 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm |

    I made a donation to PP as well today –

  24. Susan G. Komen Foundation: Extremism over Mammograms | The Progressive Playbook

    […] distance itself from Planned Parenthood isn’t politically motivated right now. As Caperton at Feministe points out,  ”It’s also worth noting, of course, that Komen’s new aggressively […]

  25. Links of Great Interest: The radio out here blows — The Hathor Legacy

    […] continue funding Planned Parenthood – They deny the decision is politically motivated of course. Caperton has more at Feministe – ————- “You qualified for the Olympics?  […]

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