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Unless you've been sequestered in your home with no TV, radio, or Internet you know the nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has announced that it will end its longtime partnership with the Planned Parenthood. 

Komen has been criticized in the past for donating to Planned Parenthood. The official response has always been that, despite the controversy surrounding some of its programs, the organization was the only one working to provide breast-health services to women in need in dozens of communities around the United States.

Why the change of heart?

 Officials cited a new internal policy that makes any organization under official investigation ineligible for grant money.

 Um, Really? Let's look at a few of the players involved and you decide.

 Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest. It’s her group that issued a report last fall, “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood.

 That led to a probe by the Rep. Cliff Stearns Energy and Commerce Committee. And it’s that investigation that puts Planned Parenthood in violation of Komen’s new policy that bars funding of groups under investigation.

 Karen Handel, who ran for governor of Georgia in 2010 and lost. She has been Komen's senior vice president for public policy since April 2011. On her campaign blog Handel wrote: "I will be a pro-life governor who will work tirelessly to promote a culture of life in Georgia. ... I believe that each and every unborn child has inherent dignity, that every abortion is a tragedy, and that government has a role, along with the faith community, in encouraging women to choose life in even the most difficult of circumstances. ...since I am pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood."

Although she didn't write the tweet below, she found it to be re-tweet worthy.

 We once again have to put up our dukes and fight. The health of women and the ability to get health care should never be used as a weapon to further one's political or religious agenda.

Yet, here we are.

Click this and sign the petition from Moveon.org - it's our only defense

 Komen Reverses Desicion

 Komen's apology is not a promise to renew Planned Parenthood grants. It's a promise to "continue to fund existing grants" to the organization -- which it was already planning on doing -- and to make it eligible for future grants. At no point in the press release does Brinker promise that Komen will renew grants to Planned Parenthood.
Via Huffington Post

We must keep the pressure on, cause it ain't over until Ms. Karen Handel resigns and Susan G. Komen gets back "To The Cure" not politics.

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Susan B. Anthony



  1. Charmaine Yoest used to live in Charlottesville. My oldest son and her son were friends in kindergarten. All was fine and well until I went to pick up W. after a play date at her house....and there I saw it: A *massive* head shot (I can't even describe how big this thing was) of Ronald Reagan. Thank God they soon moved away and I didn't have to go through any more creepy encounters with her.
    (It was only later that I found out who she was and her agenda. Yikes.)

    1. A live size head shot of Mr. Reagan says it all! Yikes indeed.

  2. It didn't take SGK long to find out in relatively short order what the repercussions were going to be if they didn't reverse their decision...which I woke up to this morning. It always amazes me what happens when women band together to make a statement. I've always said there is "strength in numbers". It seems that the backlash was much greater than they ever imagined.

    To say that this was not politically motivated is a sham and most people can see right through what was going on here. The far right has been trying for years to disband Planned Parenthood. The real reason they wanted to stop funding to PP was because PP offers an alternative to pro-life which Karen Handel, the new Vice President was against. I read it was her decision to do this. This type of politics saddens and angers me. Politics have no place in women's reproductive right issues.

    Even now, I am leery of this "change of heart". As long as you have someone who is affiliated with Pro-Life radicals on your board there will always be the opportunity for them to find yet another way to get around funding PP.

    Sorry for the rant! LOL

    1. We must keep our eyes and ears open - it ain't over 'til Ms Karen Handel resigns.

  3. i will be signing.

    and that quote is spot on. i am so angry i can't even think of what to write here. RAGE. but thank you for the info.

    1. Let's keep the rage, we're gonna need it.

  4. Thank you for this! I signed the petition!

    Have a lovely week!!



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