The pink ribbons that tie Komen to the right wing

Women are no longer going to put up with this crap. Seriously, so many women have been helped by Planned Parenthood that Komen has awakened a sleeping giant by politicizing cancer screenings:

Breast cancer charity giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Tuesday did not renew a grant to Planned Parenthood to fund breast exams. The move comes less than a year after Komen hired a new vice president, who has publicly stated her opposition to abortion, a service provided at some Planned Parenthood facilities.

Komen’s new vice president, Karen Handel, had run for governor of Georgia in 2010 on an aggressively anti-abortion and anti-Planned Parenthood platform and was endorsed by Sarah Palin because of her opposition to reproductive choice. Handel wrote in her campaign blog that she “do[es] not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.”

“During my time as Chairman of Fulton County, there were federal and state pass-through grants that were awarded to Planned Parenthood for breast and cervical cancer screening, as well as a ‘Healthy Babies Initiative,'” Handel wrote. “Since grants like these are from the state I’ll eliminate them as your next Governor.” She also wrote that she opposes stem cell research and supports crisis pregnancy centers, which are unregulated, Christian-run operations whose main mission is to convince pregnant women not to have abortions.

After Handel lost the gubernatorial primary, Susan G. Komen for the Cure named her to be its senior vice president in April 2011.

3 thoughts on “The pink ribbons that tie Komen to the right wing

  1. Cliff Stearns, Republican House member from Florida, is the evil genius behind this action and others to come. It might be time to draw some attention to this clown.

  2. When I heard this news I immediately contacted my three sisters, two brothers and their daughters. Komen has lost well over a grand in contributions just from my family.

    Let them apply for Wingnut Welfare, the quisling bastards.

  3. Beyond withholding contributions from Komen, donations should be sent to Planned Parenthood. Be sure to use the thank you note facility to send a nice little F/U to

    Karen Handel
    Senior VP of Fail
    c/o Susan G. Komen Foundation
    P.O. Box 650309
    Dallas, TX 75265-0309

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