Mike Chewbacca: That's nice, but do you have a link that shows that policy was in place before Handel was hired?
lohphat: tukatz:Strangely, every type of cancer has it's own color. It's like a weird rainbow war.Which color is the colon cancer ribbon?
Dinkledort: Ah yes, and the media hit is complete. Let's just continue to ignore the fact that all she tried to, as head of a non-political charity organization, was discontinue funding for one of the most politically polarizing organizations in the country - one that doesn't even provide mammograms. Did someone mention that her decision may have in any small way been an attempt not to lose donations from evil Christians who hate all women and want them to die? Well then her disgraced resignation is not nearly enough. Let's all cross our fingers and hope she DIAF. That'll learn her or anyone to not give money to the leading provider of abortions in the country, a procedure that a large percentage of Americans truly believe is murder.
DjangoStonereaver: HOL candidate already? Hooray!
meat0918: Amazing.Keep this up, and the people will think they actually have power when they band together as a collective.//Resistance is no longer futile.
Dinkledort: Ah yes, and the media hit is complete. Let's just continue to ignore the fact that all she tried to, as head of a non-political charity organization, was discontinue funding for one of the most politically polarizing organizations in the country - one that doesn't even provide mammograms. Did someone mention that her decision may have in any small way been an attempt not to lose donations from evil Christians who hate all women and want them to die?
Shadowknight: She is going to get a job in some other Right Wing think-tank or over at Fox News, have no doubt about that.
STRYPERSWINE: She is bad but the government forcing Catholics to violate their conscience is good, right?
lennavan: Glockgraduation: I think they are concerned with Planned Parenthood's ability to drum up an army of activists at the drop of a hat that hold such public sway that they effectively dictate their (SGK's) policy, and now have successfully gotten one of their executives to quit. All over something like a 650k grant. I think what SGK was afraid of was losing power over their own operations, and surprise! Their fears were proven true. They are now at the mercy of PP and their agenda.You're either stupid or a hack. I'm guessing stupid and here's why. You actually think the backlash was done by Planned Parenthood.If you were just a hack, you would know the backlash was done by the general public that supports planned parenthood and that (GASP), SGK is at the mercy of their donors who also support planned parenthood and women in general. If you were just a hack, you would know that but pretend like you didn't know that and pretend like it's a planned parenthood conspiracy and whatnot.But I don't think so. I think you're really just stupid and you didn't put any thought into it and actually think Planned Parenthood orchestrated the backlash. I think that because your post comes across as serious, as in this is what you actually believe.Teehee.
vernonFL: I support curing breast cancer by putting a pink ribbon on my car.Its right next to the yellow ribbon that shows my support for our troops!
Weaver95: STRYPERSWINE: She is bad but the government forcing Catholics to violate their conscience is good, right?A true catholic would never even consider an abortion, nor would they attempt to interfere with someone who considers having one. Christ never said word one about abortion. I figure if he considered it important, he'd have mentioned it.
Mike Chewbacca: vernonFL: I support curing breast cancer by putting a pink ribbon on my car.Its right next to the yellow ribbon that shows my support for our troops!Hey, I'm going to show my support for the troops and the boobies by updated by Facebook status!/farking hate those AWs who post those stupid "if you support _____________ copy and paste this as your own status!" messages.//if you really hated child abuse, you'd donate some money instead of posting a useless FB status update.
Glockgraduation: SGK has said it wasn't politically motivated, and maybe they are full of shiat, but regardless, I think an organization should have the right to re-examine their granting practices without getting immediately tossed under the bus.
scottydoesntknow: Glockgraduation: Generation_D: Glockgraduation: Planned Parenthood is a lightning rod for controversy. They are always involved in all sorts of litigation and just mentioning their name is sure to get you into some sort of fight at the dinner table. All politics aside, why would any board looking out for the best interests of their organization want anything to do with them?Uh, because both organizations work to prevent breast cancer? Atleast one does.Are you insinuating that because they wanted to withdraw a 650k grant from Planned Parenthood that they no longer are in the business of preventing breast cancer? This is a 400 million dollar organization.Nobody is insinuating that. They're outright saying it. It was a pure political move, nothing to do with helping women or preventing/curing breast cancer.
Z Rowsdower: Simple question -At the organizational level, how is Karen Handel's abuse of power regarding Planned Parenthood any different than Obama's abuse of power forcing Catholics to use contraception?
Generation_D: I wonder if anyone out there wants to forgive the rest of the Komen board and/or senior leadership. The whole fiasco makes clear that Handel had many believers, all of whom are still in power at Komen. And all of whom approved of this funding jihad/purity test policy..
cameroncrazy1984: DjangoStonereaver: HOL candidate already? Hooray!Headline Of Life?
Generation_D: good lord STRYPERSWINE is still around? That guys like, my original ignore list guy.Quit quoting him.
Glockgraduation: C'mon, just a quick wikipedia shows that they put 280 million last fiscal year towards research, education, screening and treatment. They've given 2 billion towards prevention since they were formed. Saying they have nothing to do with helping women anymore is a bit rich.
Glockgraduation: Here's what I think.
Glockgraduation: I'm bothered by how their most vocal supporters have effectively made it so that anyone who questions the way they do things is branded anti women's health, or some sort of right wing extremist
Glockgraduation: yet when SGK wants to reconsider 650k in funding everyone goes into hysterics
Glockgraduation: SGK has said it wasn't politically motivated, and maybe they are full of shiat
Glockgraduation: because I think that's what SGK wanted in the first place: to distance themselves from the politics of PP. PP is under government investigation
Glockgraduation: that's the line people who argue against govt. funding of PP say as well: Politics has no place in health care.
IronOcelot: Freepers are kinda going nuts.
theorellior: IronOcelot: Freepers are kinda going nuts.Well, they're Freepers. That's what it's like over there.
Guh Gurr Gah Gurr Guh Gurr Gah Gur Guh Guurrrrrrrrr..
IronOcelot: They seem to be convinced that ShariaLawAtheistIslamoCommie Bots are going to be running amok ripping babies straight from women's wombs to make fetus meat sammiches.
theorellior: IronOcelot: They seem to be convinced that ShariaLawAtheistIslamoCommie Bots are going to be running amok ripping babies straight from women's wombs to make fetus meat sammiches.That kind of hysterical hyperbole would be rather amusing if a significant portion of this country didn't believe it was Gospel Truth.
lennavan: The football program at Penn state systematically raped and subsequently covered up the rape of many children. Penn State is under federal investigation. SGK gave 7.5 million to Penn State and hasn't pulled that yet. How do you explain that, without concluding it's politically motivated? The only thing I can think of is to think that raping boys is significantly better than providing abortions or something because if they are anywhere near in comparison, SGK should have pulled Penn State funding.
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