The Personal gets Political

Nearly two dozen US Senators have signed onto a letter urging the Susan G Komen Foundation to reverse its despicable and sleazy Planned Parenthood decision:

The pressure on the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to reverse its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for poor people — a decision which has caused an uproar among women’s groups and on social media — is about to get significantly more intense. Nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray.

I’m told that 22 Dem Senators have signed on to a toughly worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision, which Komen has justified by citing a new rule prohibiting it from funding any group under investigation by the government. (This has conferred legitimacy and signficance on the probe into Planned Parenthood that has been launched by anti-abortion GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida.)

Komen started this by besmirching the breast cancer issue with the foul, anti-choice ideology of a few who’ve infested their top policy-making ranks.  Now they’ve got a public relations nightmare on their hands that won’t end until they reverse the Planned Parenthood decision and clean house of those who initiated it.

Newsflash, fetus fetishists: cancer doesn’t give a shit if you’re “pro-life”.

UPDATE:  Yeah, and this:

(tweet from silvermaneman)

6 Responses to “The Personal gets Political”


  1. 1 tidalstation Friday, February 3, 2012 at 12:16 am

    No, no, no!!!

    Let the Komen foundation die. There is no “reversing their decision”. That is far too generous given the persons involved.

    Kill them.

    Another charity will fill the void and the anti-choice crowd can go down with their unborn idealism.

  2. 2 B. York Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7:39 am

    It seems that they are clearing house alright – some board members and senior staff are resigning in protest:

    “Dr. Kathy Plesser, a Manhatten radiologist on the medical advisory board for the group’s New York chapter said she plans to resign her position unless Komen reverses its decision.

    If Plesser does resign, she would join Komen’s top public health official, Mollie Williams, as well as Deb Anthony, the executive director of Komen’s Los Angeles County chapter, both of whom resigned in protest.”

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/komen-shedding-leadership-as-backlash-grows.html#ixzz1lKixRD00

    The faux government investigation rule looks pretty stupid when they just finished granting Penn State $$$$ despite investigations and prosecutions of child sexual abuse.

    And looky here. It seems that they also decided to stop funding embryonic stem cell research centers.

    “Instead of the loud, clumsy announcement Komen made in severing ties with Planned Parenthood, this is a decision they quietly slipped in during November 2011. After all, with this new pro-life branding you would think the Susan G. Komen Foundation would want to crow about it’s policy change since embryonic stem cell research is an issue near and dear to the anti-choice crowd Komen now serves.”

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/susan-g-komen-foundation-also-stops-funding-embryonic-stem-cell-research.html#ixzz1lKkhzOAD

  3. 3 JJ Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I’m inclined to agree. Personally, I’d never trust them again. Still, it would be nice to see them have to be forced to do the right thing, and give the boot to the right people.

  4. 4 JJ Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Awesome, great info BY.
    I’ll discuss a little further later, I’m down with the flu today so I can’t think too good 😛

  5. 5 Beijing York Friday, February 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    You’re doing a swell job for someone with flu. I just finished a bout that lasted less that week (knock on wood). Feel well soon, JJ.

  6. 6 JJ Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

    My anger is stronger than any virus 👿


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