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    Re: Komen reverses move to cut Planned Parenthood funding

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I can't own up to something that isn't true. You want me to "own up" to YOUR distortion of my argument. Sorry, that's not how the world works. If you want me to own up to something, the you can repeat what I actually believe.
    Yes. You believe that choosing anything other than to fund PP is to "put politics before health." Thus, funding PP is the only legitimate thing to do. Thus, PP is entitled to the money.

    That's your argument. You may not want it taken out to its logical end, but it is. So as I say, own up.
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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    I find this entire development horribly disappointing for all parties.

    I'm just going to say, i detest the concept of abortion, and view the function of government to protect innocent lives.

    But how the sides are going after each other disgusts me.

    Planned Parent Hood gives 750k clinical breast exams every year, and early detection of breast cancer is the only winning solution to date.

    So I call on those on my side to show a little understanding and compassion when an agency like Komen has this kind of decision. PP plays a significant role in breast cancer treatment.

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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The damage to Komen has been done by reinstating grants to Planned Parenthood. I will not be supporting them.
    sadly, you are right

    plenty on both sides will hold grudges, and donations will suffer tremendously.

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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I find this entire development horribly disappointing for all parties.

    I'm just going to say, i detest the concept of abortion, and view the function of government to protect innocent lives.

    But how the sides are going after each other disgusts me.

    Planned Parent Hood gives 750k clinical breast exams every year, and early detection of breast cancer is the only winning solution to date.

    So I call on those on my side to show a little understanding and compassion when an agency like Komen has this kind of decision. PP plays a significant role in breast cancer treatment.
    It does? What role would that be?

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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I find this entire development horribly disappointing for all parties.

    I'm just going to say, i detest the concept of abortion, and view the function of government to protect innocent lives.

    But how the sides are going after each other disgusts me.

    Planned Parent Hood gives 750k clinical breast exams every year, and early detection of breast cancer is the only winning solution to date.

    So I call on those on my side to show a little understanding and compassion when an agency like Komen has this kind of decision. PP plays a significant role in breast cancer treatment.
    Well, I don't have a "side" the way you're saying.

    But if there's going to be "understanding" -- if they do 750K breast exams per year, then SGK's $680K grant comes to about 91 cents per exam.

    They're screaming and pitching a national screed over less than a dollar? They're going to tell a poor woman she can't get an exam over 91 cents?

    Also, PP is a $1B/year operation. SGK's $680K represents less than 0.07% of that. As in, 99.93% of PP's operating budget remains intact. SGK's contribution is less than negligible any way you look at it.

    But because of it, PP and its supporters have waged a national smear campaign against a foundation which until now they would have said does a tremendous amount of good for women's health.

    So, really -- who's putting the "politics before health"?
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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    Honestly, both decisions were based on politics. And now, it just makes Komen look even worse.
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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I find this entire development horribly disappointing for all parties.

    I'm just going to say, i detest the concept of abortion, and view the function of government to protect innocent lives.

    But how the sides are going after each other disgusts me.

    Planned Parent Hood gives 750k clinical breast exams every year, and early detection of breast cancer is the only winning solution to date.

    So I call on those on my side to show a little understanding and compassion when an agency like Komen has this kind of decision. PP plays a significant role in breast cancer treatment.
    I agree. I'm pro-choice, but I understand why pro-lifers have problems with PP, but SGK is about breast health and PP does a lot for that so as far as SGK's mission, PP is one of its most important partners. However, I don't support the hyperbole of saying, "SGK hates poor people" and that nonsense from my side of it.

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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    I don't really see how manual breast exams and referrals for mammograms makes PP a significant contributor to women's breast health or the fight against breast cancer. Wouldn't that same money be better spent on county health units and organizations that do provide free and/or low-cost mammograms?

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    Re: Komen reverses move to cut Planned Parenthood funding

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    That research is nonsense.
    It is true that no link has been proven to exist between abortion and breast cancer. However, the National Cancer Institute states that oral contraceptives have been shown to increase the risk of liver, cervical and yes, breast cancer, and Planned Parenthood is proud to be a leading provider of free or affordable birth control. Therefore it is not totally unreasonable to suggest that funding PP is not in keeping with Komen's mission.

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    Re: Komen reverses move to cut Planned Parenthood funding

    The irony is the people who profited most form this were Planned Parenthood who raked in millions. The era of appeasement is over.
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