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Susan B. Komen foundation pulls Planned Parenthood support.

 
 
JPB
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 02:36 pm
This comment was lifted off of FB. I don't know the poster or the Reverend mentioned.
Quote:
JW: Pro-Lifers Thanking Susan G. Komen
UPDATE: from Rev. Pat Mahoney. This is encouraging news folks:
"Ok people "stop the presses" on the Susan G. Komen controversy. I have been on the phone with pro-leaders all day and this story is really "fluid" as they say here in D.C. This is what I am hearing. The Komen Foundation has said they will only honor the existing contracts they have for this year while revising grant applications for next year. However, it is there intention NOT to fund Planned Parenthood after their existing contracts with them expire. This is a fascinating story in which I am asking of you to diligently be praying about. I will keep you updated. Blessings.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 02:48 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/komen-caved-or-did-it/2012/02/03/gIQA9tS9mQ_blog.html
Quote:

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/03/2012
Komen caved. Or did it?
By Greg Sargent

Though Komen had hoped today’s announcement would defuse the politics of this fight, it seems plausible that pressure from both sides will only continue.



It would take a lot of changes on their part to get me go back to supporting any of the activities involved with the Komen group.

Terrific if they keep getting funds for supporting research etc from other people. My funds will go elsewhere.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 04:04 pm
@JPB,
I also think that they're trying to do damage control now, and quietly will withdraw their support towards Planned Parenthood in the future.

Susan G. Komen has tarnished their reputation, it's very hard to come back from something like this....especially when they lack sincerity in its entirety.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 04:10 pm
@CalamityJane,
Yea, that's the way I see it too! Bunch of hypocrites!
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 04:22 pm
Lots of water has already flowed under the bridge.

Quote:
It is almost too little, too late for Susan G. Komen For the Cure. When the organization chose to cut funding to Planned Parenthood that paid for breast cancer screenings, it planted itself clumsily and unnecessarily in the middle of America’s wars over abortion and mortally wounded its reputation. It doesn't matter that they have now have apparently reversed that decision.

By even raising the possibility that they would pull the plug on the hundreds of thousands of dollars they give to Planned Parenthood to support breast cancer detection, they have lost the single-minded focus on finding a cure for a horrid disease that allowed them to become a charity giant envied by every other disease advocacy organization in the world.
Might be too little, too late for Komen, bioethicist says


I agree with the conclusion...
Quote:
There is one last step that can be taken to save the mighty Komen from running aground permanently. The entire executive leadership and board must resign. Now. Anything less means that the prominence that Komen achieved will become simply one more in a long list of worthy causes that Americans may or may not choose to support.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 04:33 pm
@JPB,
I don't think that would matter, they'd only find a figurehead.

Meantime, I'm reconnecting with eight friends so far.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 05:00 pm
@JPB,
Agreed; once the cancer has set in, their form of treatment is too late and too non-committal.
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engineer
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 05:05 pm
@JPB,
I think they need to conduct a fast "investigation", determine that the decision was indeed politically based and "driven by a few ideologues who sadly did not understand the importance of the mission", toss out said ideologue in a serious shake-up, praise PP's work in addressing the health concerns of women and then go back to making pink ribbons.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 05:07 pm
@JPB,
Yes, I said that a couple of pages ago - they're going back in their decision and the key people will resign. Okay, the second part hasn't happened yet, but I do think that Handel and Brinker will be forced to resign....not that they want to on their own.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 05:43 pm
The deeper I wade into this that angrier I become (oh, how does one put the genie back in that bottle?)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/01/1060885/-Behind-the-Pink-Curtain-Komens-Political-Agenda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QPZfcYTUaA
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 05:53 pm
@JPB,
Get your blood pressure cup ready for reading this one:

http://www.alternet.org/story/14014/?page=entire

The Marketing of Breast Cancer
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 06:21 pm
@engineer,
I plan to never swear at you, engineer. But you're giving them ideas!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 06:22 pm
@JPB,
tnx
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 06:31 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm a crabby sort anyway, so my acerbicness re bc hoopla has garnered frowns over some years, she must be bitter, etc.
I'm usually not very explanatory re my distrust, since I'm not interested in document delving, and don't really want to ruin anyone's sense of community.
I do care about breast cancer, obviously, but have my own interests in it, my surgeon, Mary Ellen Mahoney, Stanford, being a longtime promoter of real help.

I'll see if I have a workable ref. Hah, not a promotion.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 06:44 pm
@ossobuco,
Y'know, Butrflynet and BBB brought roses to my house a year or two ago, re a bc day, part of the whole pink thing, I think. I was surprised, amazed, and pleased.
The caring aspect remains.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 06:48 pm
@JPB,
I like that video a lot - they say exactly what "the cure" shouldn't be -
a pretty ribbon, pretty models in pink clothes and tons of pink merchandise
benefiting the corporate world.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 06:56 pm
@CalamityJane,
Re Ellen Mahoney -

http://www.glgresearch.com/Council-Member/Mary-Ellen-Mahoney-22096.html

This is a person with her feet on the ground. She spoke at the San Antonio conference, far as I know. Not to go off rambling on her, but she is the one who is a mentor to me in these things, and I can't imagine her going all pink, she was all about research, stats, what is known right know, and what can we do, and talked with me as long as I needed.
JPB
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 07:03 pm
Ari Fleischer? Someone needs to tell me this isn't true...

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/02/03/418797/exclusive-ari-fleischer-komen-planned-parenthood/?mobile=nc
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 07:06 pm
@ossobuco,
If I remember right, it was a milestone celebration. You had marked a milestone year as being a survivor.... and you still are. We continue to celebrate that.

My cousin, Joanne has been fighting breast cancer for nearly 20 years. She was cancer free for about 15 years until it returned 5 years ago and quickly spread through her entire body. Pieces of her are slowly being removed and she keeps on fighting and enduring the treatments.

That early screening and detection gave her many more years to live a wonderful life as she raised 3 sons. Thanks to the folks at Dana Farber and their treatments, hopefully she'll have a few more years with us. She'd be long ago dead if she wasn't living in Massachusetts under Romneycare.


Perhaps you'll get some orange roses this year, Osso...
JPB
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 07:08 pm
@ossobuco,
Thank you, osso. It's right to remember what the goal is all about.
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