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    Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    (CNN) -- Faced with a deluge of opposition that included pressure from lawmakers and internal dissent, one of America's leading breast cancer advocacy groups on Friday reversed itself on a decision that would have cut off funding to some Planned Parenthood projects."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 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation said in a statement. "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."The group's earlier decision not to renew part of its longstanding partnership with Planned Parenthood, which operates hundreds of family clinics that perform abortions, triggered strong emotions across the country. It provoked objection even from some of its own affiliates.

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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    I think the damage to Koman has mostly been done already....but I applaud them for correcting a mistake.

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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    The damage to Komen has been done by reinstating grants to Planned Parenthood. I will not be supporting them.
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    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.
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    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.
    Actually, the damage to Komen has been caused by Komen itself. They are very good at getting people to buy pink spatulas and ribbons, and providing education about breast cancer, but who has been providing the actual breast exams? Planned Parenthood. Komen shot itself in the foot here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    who has been providing the actual breast exams? Planned Parenthood.
    With money provided by Komen
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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    It seems foolish to me, for a charity that is focused on one particular cause, to involve itself in another unrelated cause, especially one that is controversial.

    The Komen Foundation is ostensibly about fighting breast cancer. They ought to want the support of anyone who wants to help fight breast cancer.

    Planned Parenthood is widely perceived as being about abortion. Americans are deeply divided about abortion. To be seen as supporting Planned Parenthood, and thus as supporting abortion, or to be seen as taking the side against Planned Parenthood and against abortion—either way—can be counted on to alienate a very large portion of people who otherwise would have supported the Komen Foundation.

    It was very foolish of this organization to associate itself with Planned Parenthood in the first place.
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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It seems foolish to me, for a charity that is focused on one particular cause, to involve itself in another unrelated cause, especially one that is controversial.

    The Komen Foundation is ostensibly about fighting breast cancer. They ought to want the support of anyone who wants to help fight breast cancer.

    Planned Parenthood is widely perceived as being about abortion. Americans are deeply divided about abortion. To be seen as supporting Planned Parenthood, and thus as supporting abortion, or to be seen as taking the side against Planned Parenthood and against abortion—either way—can be counted on to alienate a very large portion of people who otherwise would have supported the Komen Foundation.

    It was very foolish of this organization to associate itself with Planned Parenthood in the first place.
    Seeing as how they've raised hundreds of millions of dollars, and you've raised none to my knowledge, we'll trust Komens' judgement more than yours
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Komen Reverses Decision On Funding PP

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It seems foolish to me, for a charity that is focused on one particular cause, to involve itself in another unrelated cause, especially one that is controversial.

    The Komen Foundation is ostensibly about fighting breast cancer. They ought to want the support of anyone who wants to help fight breast cancer.

    Planned Parenthood is widely perceived as being about abortion. Americans are deeply divided about abortion. To be seen as supporting Planned Parenthood, and thus as supporting abortion, or to be seen as taking the side against Planned Parenthood and against abortion—either way—can be counted on to alienate a very large portion of people who otherwise would have supported the Komen Foundation.

    It was very foolish of this organization to associate itself with Planned Parenthood in the first place.
    More correctly PP has been the target of lies and half-truths to try an discredit their important work. I see you are one of those spreading the lies. Supporting PP means saving womens lives, people like you are killing women with your fanatic religous beliefs. Who says we don't have theTaliban in the U.S.?

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    Komen reverses move to cut Planned Parenthood funding

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    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation backed down from its decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion and birth control services, following a massive outcry by supporters of the world's largest breast cancer charity.

    "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," Komen said in a statement on Friday signed by its board of directors and its founder Nancy Brinker.

    "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."

    Komen reverses move to cut Planned Parenthood funding | Reuters
    This is good news and it shows the power that ordinary people can have in influencing the decisions of large institutions.

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