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    I read it online last night. I'm not giving anymore money to sgk because out of the billions they've raised they've never performed a single mammogram. **rolls eyes**

    No one has ever claimed pp does mammos, they refer you out if they find something on a "screening", just like any other primary care physician.

    Eta: that brinker bitch is heading into Joan rivers territory. Look at how high and tight that face is. Creepy mask-faced freak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I don't know if any of you guys mentioned this yet, but I saw it in my Washington Post this morning. Apparently, Komen is now saying that they are also withdrawing funds from PP because PP itself doesn't do the mammograms. Instead, they will be giving the funds that they are withholding from PP diretly to clinics that perform mammograms.

    It sounds like damage control since I don't believe that was provided as a reason in their original statements. The Post article really highlights the firestorm that has erupted over this. I only got a chance to read the part of the articla that was on the front page,
    They can say/do whatever , but they shot themselves in both feet. They are not going to recover from this. I think it might be soaking in to Nancy Brinker by now. They will be left with a hard core of right wingers. I believe there is more money on the other side, I really do. We will see.
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    They will just re-brand themselves as a right wing organization and align themselves with other right wing organizations. I'm sure they will do just fine, sadly. Shame on them for injecting politics into breast cancer and women's health. We should all be in this together.

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    ^ They're well on their way.

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    Aw damn. Been looking at purse guns lately and kind of liked that one.

    Cross that fucker off the list for sure.
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    Why can't I find Nancy Brinkman's salary anywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    Why can't I find Nancy Brinkman's salary anywhere?
    There aren't enough zeroes on the end of it in the world to fit it in a paragraph?
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    Susan G. Komen Reverses Planned Parenthood Decision, Pledges To Continue Funding

    Following a massive public backlash over its decision to pull funding for breast cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker announced on Friday that her group has reversed its decision and will continue to fund the family planning organization.

    Brinker said in a statement that the decision is a result of "distress" at the "presumption" that Komen, the nation's largest breast cancer charity, pulled its funding from Planned Parenthood for political reasons:
    We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives.

    The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.

    Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.

    Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.

    It is our hope and we believe it is time for everyone involved to pause, slow down and reflect on how grants can most effectively and directly be administered without controversies that hurt the cause of women. We urge everyone who has participated in this conversation across the country over the last few days to help us move past this issue. We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics - anyone's politics.

    Starting this afternoon, we will have calls with our network and key supporters to refocus our attention on our mission and get back to doing our work. We ask for the public's understanding and patience as we gather our Komen affiliates from around the country to determine how to move forward in the best interests of the women and people we serve.

    We extend our deepest thanks for the outpouring of support we have received from so many in the past few days and we sincerely hope that these changes will be welcomed by those who have expressed their concern.
    Planned Parenthood has raised nearly one million dollars in the past several days -- including a $250,000 donation from New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg -- due to an outpouring of public support. All of the money Komen gives Planned Parenthood goes toward breast cancer care, screenings and referrals.

    Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, responded to Komen's decision in a statement on Thursday:

    The outpouring of support for women in need of lifesaving breast cancer screening this week has been astonishing and is a testament to our nation's compassion and sincerity.

    During the last week, millions spontaneously joined a national conversation about lifesaving breast cancer prevention care and
    reinforced shared values about access to health care for all. This compassionate outcry in support of those most in need rose above political, ideological, and cultural divides, and will surely be recognized as one of our nation's better moments during a contentious political time. Planned Parenthood thanks each and every person who has contributed to elevating the importance of breast cancer prevention for so many women in need.

    In recent weeks, the treasured relationship between the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and Planned Parenthood has been challenged, and we are now heartened that we can continue to work in partnership toward our shared commitment to breast health for the most underserved women. We are enormously grateful that the Komen Foundation has clarified its grantmaking criteria, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Komen partners, leaders and volunteers. What
    these past few days have demonstrated is the deep resolve all Americans share in the fight against cancer, and we honor those who are at the helm of this battle.

    “Planned Parenthood has been a trusted partner with the Komen Foundation in early cancer detection and prevention services. In particular, Planned Parenthood helps the Komen Foundation reach vulnerable populations — low-income women, African-American women, and Latinas — especially in rural areas and underserved communities where Planned Parenthood health centers are their only source of health care. With Komen Foundation grants, over the past five years, Planned Parenthood health centers provided nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams and more than 6,400 mammogram referrals. With the outpouring of support over the past week, even more women in need will receive lifesaving breast cancer care.
    Susan G. Komen Reverses Planned Parenthood Decision, Pledges To Continue Funding

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    Default Breaking: Komen Reverses Decision, Is Still Likely Full of Shit

    After public outcry, irreparable brand damage, and some embarrassing executive doubletalk, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has just announced that they're reinstating funding to Planned Parenthood. But don't think for a second that this means they're free from a political agenda.

    The organization released the following statement,
    We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives.


    The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.


    Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.


    Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.


    It is our hope and we believe it is time for everyone involved to pause, slow down and reflect on how grants can most effectively and directly be administered without controversies that hurt the cause of women. We urge everyone who has participated in this conversation across the country over the last few days to help us move past this issue. We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics - anyone's politics.


    Starting this afternoon, we will have calls with our network and key supporters to refocus our attention on our mission and get back to doing our work. We ask for the public's understanding and patience as we gather our Komen affiliates from around the country to determine how to move forward in the best interests of the women and people we serve.


    We extend our deepest thanks for the outpouring of support we have received from so many in the past few days and we sincerely hope that these changes will be welcomed by those who have expressed their concern.
    That's all well and good, but they're still lying. Although they've restored funding to Planned Parenthood, they've only done it after a category 5 shitstorm threatened to completely taint the brand. They're not sorry they pulled funding to satisfy a political vendetta; they're sorry they got called out on it, and I'm not sure that their brand isn't already tainted. Komen blatantly, obviously, and deliberately targeted Planned Parenthood. Their board room is still staffed with conservative donors and at least one vocal anti-choice politician. They're still a conservative political organization masquerading as a feel-goodery for people who just want to help cure cancer.


    Women aren't stupid, though, despite the fact that the Komen foundation seems to think we are. Supporters of the organization are owed much more than a statement about how "hurt" Nancy Brinker and company are by the accusations that they're a political organization. They're owed evidence that Komen hasn't already evolved into a political instrument. And no such evidence exists.


    Breaking: Komen Reverses Decision on Planned Parenthood Funding, Is Still Likely Full of Shit



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    I still say they have revealed their true feelings towards women and their health. Fuck them.

    ETA... and way to go everyone who expressed disgust and shame at what these greedy, money-grubbing bastards were pulling.
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    ^ I agree. I think this is the best possible (realistic) outcome - they reverse their decision yet people still see through their bullshit.
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    I didn't see Nancy Brinker's salaray, but I did see that the CEO (forgot the name, but it's not Brinker) made about $456,000 or so.

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    Well I'm glad they reversed it. One, because PP gets their funds restored and two, I enjoy seeing a bully beat down. I'm also thrilled that PP ended up with a million dollars in donations over the last couple of days. That's an awesome outcome.

    I agree with those of you saying SGK is exposed now. It also exposes the lengths radical pro-lifers will go to for their agenda (cutting off poor women from health care services). Not that we don't see these nutters doing shit every day, but goddamn this event showed the ugly!

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    TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. They will still never get another penny from me. They have reversed the decision only because they got caught!
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    Also, not quite..

    US Politics | AMERICAblog News: Komen caves, kinda, but still refusing to approve Planned Parenthood’s funding next year


    The Susan G. Komen foundation caved today. Kinda. They issued a statement apologizing for the mess they created this week when they cut funding for Planned Parenthood breast exams for poor women, seemingly under pressure from far right politicos and anti-choice groups. But Komen's apology is slightly lacking. And according to their own CEO last night, they still can't approve future grants from Planned Parenthood. Unless she was lying.

    In the apology Komen says that they'll continue Planned Parenthood's current funding, and they're changing their "no investigations" rule to say that it must be a criminal investigation, and conclusive. Okay, but the current funding wasn't at issue. Komen had always said they'd continue the current funding, so that's a red herring. The issue is next year's funding, which Komen just turned down. And on that account, Komen now says this:

    We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.
    Preserve their ability to apply? What, Komen won't go to Planned Parenthood and steal all the pens so PPFA can't apply again in the future? They could always try to apply again. That's not the point.

    If Komen is serious, they can simply approve the application Planned Parenthood has already submitted. Yes, they turned it down once, supposedly because of the now-old rule about investigations. Fine. If the rule is gone, then approve the grant.

    Of course, it's even more complicated because of a video statement Komen CEO, Republican donor, and former Bush appointee, Nancy Brinker issued last night claiming that the right-wing congressional investigation had nothing to do with the decision to turn down Planned Parenthood's grant. Rather, Brinker now says Komen turned PPFA down because Komen no longer funds pass-through grants. So if that's the case, then changing Komen's investigations-rule won't change a thing. They'll still turn down Planned Parenthood again next time because of the supposed pass-through grant. Unless of course, Nancy Brinker was lying last night. So which is it?

    The only way that Komen can get out of this mess is by approving Planned Parenthood's grant now. Komen has the application, they killed it for political reasons, and they got caught. And then to add insult to injury, Brinker concocted a new story last night.

    If Komen really wants to do penance, they'll approve PPFA's grant now.

    UPDATE: This statement from a right-wing Catholic group pretty much sums things up correctly:

    “This represents nothing new. We have known and have reported that they are continuing five grants through 2012. This is a reference to that. The second clause about eligibility is certainly true. Any group can apply for anything. It does not mean they are going to get anything,” Ruse told LifeNews.

    “What this is is an effort to get the mafia off of their backs. As James Taranto said in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, this is a classic shakedown operation. Give us money or we will destroy you. This is Komen’s attempt to save their organization, which we should know is in peril. Our side should know that nothing has changed.”

    Bottom line: Komen cut funding for Planned Parenthood, it is facing massive revolt from its chapters and temendous opposition from Planned Parenthood and the media, and it appears to be leaving the door open for potential grants — not that they will necessarily happen beyond the ones previously approved prior to the decision — to please both sides.

    Now that Planned Parenthood has issued a statement embracing Komen, and apparently accepting the "apology," the battle is over. I'm just not entirely sure that Planned Parenthood won. Komen should approve next year's grant now.

    As for the Race for the Cure, we now know what Komen really is. And I don't know about you, but I don't give money to organizations that do David Vitter's bidding.
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