Susan G. Komen Foundation suffering from a backlash over decision to drop donations to Planned Parenthood.

It’s hard to say how much damage they’ve done to their own reputation with this, but it’s good to see so many people standing up for Planned Parenthood. The Koman Foundation bowed to political pressure from Christian zealots and a lot of folks just don’t appreciate that. #seb #politics #backlash

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Angry Reviewers Sink Susan G. Komen Foundation’s GuideStar Rating
As you’ve probably read about in the last few days, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (also known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure) decided to stop funding breast exams and mammograms at Planned Parenthood locations. This has obviously not gone over well with a number of people who view the decision as a capitulation to Christian conservatives. So in response, some of them have taken to the non-profit world’s equivalent of Yelp to voice their disapproval.

GuideStar is probably the bi…

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6 thoughts on “Susan G. Komen Foundation suffering from a backlash over decision to drop donations to Planned Parenthood.

  1. So, since I can’t read your posts anymore except on Google+ and I am not joining them I guess I shall have to drop you from my reader. I did enjoy them but I am just not into joining another site. Sorry.

  2. OK Jay, but I’m not sure what you think you’re missing. The entire post is right here. There isn’t anything else to read on Google+. Everything I’ve written is above the Embedded Link text and everything below that is an excerpt from the article I was sharing which includes a link to the site the article came from. Even the comments people leave on Google+ are imported here so you’re not missing out on the discussion either. If you had a Google+ account you’d see exactly the same thing you’re seeing here. Nothing more and nothing less.

    Edited to add: The other thing that’s odd about your statement is the fact that all of these posts that are imported from Google+ are marked as Public, which means you very much can see them on Google+ without having to join the service. You can prove that to yourself by clicking this link here and you’ll see exactly the same content as what you see up above, minus our two comments because WP comments don’t get imported back into Google+.

  3. Uh, Les, no it isn’t. I’m looking at http://stupidevilbastard.com/2012/02/susan-g-komen-foundation-suffering-from-a-backlash-over-decision-to-drop-donations-to-planned-parenthood/ and it goes as far as:

    It’s hard to say how much damage they’ve done to their own reputation with this, but it’s good to see so many people standing up for Planned Parenthood. The Koman Foundation bowed to political pressure from Christian zealots and a lot of folks just don’t appreciate that. #seb #politics #backlash

    Angry Reviewers Sink Susan G. Komen Foundation’s GuideStar Rating
    As you’ve probably read about in the last few days, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (also known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure) decided to stop funding breast exams and mammograms at Planned Parenthood locations. This has obviously not gone over well with a number of people who view the decision as a capitulation to Christian conservatives. So in response, some of them have taken to the non-profit world’s equivalent of Yelp to voice their disapproval.

    GuideStar is probably the bi…

    And there ain’t no mo…

  4. Craig wrote:

    And there ain’t no mo…

    That’s because that’s the end of the excerpt from the article I was sharing. You know, what the link just under the words Embedded Link points to. Again, if you go to my Google profile that’s the entirety of what you will see there as well. If you want to read what comes next you need to click the embedded link.

    I didn’t realize this was so confusing for folks.

  5. I find it very difficult to believe that Komen was blind-sided by Handel’s rogue action. What, doesn’t anybody vet executives any more? All they would have had to do is read the woman’s old campaign literature to find out how self-hating she is.

    They should fire whoever was responsible for Handel and hire me. I’m smart enough to do Due Diligence, and I’d like to have a 6-figure income, too.

    Komen is toast. This pooch can’t be un-screwed.

  6. Suppose that a very large church has 40,000 members, 20,000 of whom are adult women. Suppose that religious scientists, who are church members, select two sets of women containing 10,000 women each. All 20,000 of the women are saved and definitely going to heaven. The women in the first group are first in the very long mammogram line, and they receive mammograms in a mammogram clinic owned and operated by the church, and funded 50% by Komen. The clinic only provides mammograms, nothing else. The second group does not receive mammograms because the church, following rigorous religious protocols, rejects funding from Komen. That is, the religious mammogram clinic does not have funding to give mammograms to the second 10,000 women. The second 10,000 women are prayed for and blessed. The door to the mammogram clinic is closed and locked. A sign is nailed to the door, “Closed due to Lack of Funding.” Suppose that 400 women die of breast cancer in group one, and 500 women die of breast cancer in group two. Mammograms lead to subsequent medical treatments that saved lives.

    Hmmm. This does seem fair and in agreement with God’s plan. The rain falls on both the just and the unjust. So does cancer. The additional 100 dead women all signed up for the experiment. They were all adults. They knew that they might be left out in the rain. They took their chances and lost. They sacrificed their lives for their religious beliefs. Excellent.

    Meanwhile, down the road about a quarter of a mile, sits Church-B, same religion, same situation.
    However, their leaders and members have talked to God and been told that they should accept Komen funds. Now they have 100 excess dead, God-loving women, and they are not happy campers.
    They adamantly claim that medical treatment should not be withheld because of erroneous religious beliefs.

    Both Church-A and Church-B are anti-Planned-Parenthood. They merely disagree over those 100 dead women. Did they stop 100 abortions? Do 100 living babies cancel out 100 dead women? Maybe it
    takes 200 living babies or maybe 50 living babies is enough.

    Planned Parenthood has a sanctuary. Abortions are legal. Any organization with a sanctuary cannot
    be legally destroyed. Churches also have a sanctuary. Religious freedom is guaranteed plus they are exempt from taxes. They cannot be legally destroyed. The Komen news is interesting, but it
    is only one battle in a very long war.

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