Friday, February 3, 2012

Susan G. Komen Reverses Decision To Defund Planned Parenthood…

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.

         You will have to excuse me I must go out now and punch a liberal in the mouth.....

         Posted over at Weasel Zippers


  1. DO you see how fast they get their agenda filed?

    How do you fight that?

    I am waiting to see the anti-gunners and their boycott of Starbucks. I think I'll be doing a buycott that day. A Large mochachino!!

    1. The best thing about the anti-gunners is that they are unarmed!

  2. 'Saving women's lives' - except for the ones ripped apart or salt-poisoned in mommy's womb; or the ones murdered by butcher abortionists; or the ones who develop breast cancer, at a rate of over 60 times that of women who have not had abortions.
    If the Komen folks and the PP folks were all on fire, i wouldn't piss them out.

    1. I will stand beside you and listen to the crackle of the flames....