Friday, February 3, 2012

Aaaannnd they caved. The Komen Foundation that is....

Bowing low to pressure and some pretty hateful Facebook postings, the Komen Foundation is now going to put its money back into Planned Parenthood rather than use it for clinics that actually, you know, provide mammograms.  Such a shame....

5 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

That sucks.

North said...

I think something should be done about breast cancer. I'm willing to part with some money to help this cause. It there a foundation that I can give to where the money I give goes to breast cancer research and helping women get exams?

Apparently anything I would give to Komen is just given away for other things. Perhaps Komen has all the money it needs?

I think that is what I'll take from this. Komen doesn't need my money.

Brigid said...

Washington Democrat Sen Patty Murray said "This is a huge win for women in communities across the country who will now be able to get the breast cancer screenings they count on through Planned Parenthood"

But Planned Parenthood does NOT provide screenings, they do NOT do mammograms, they simply refer women else for treatment.

The Komen Foundations releases this 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.”

They should apologize to the American people for funding a sham organization that takes more lives than their "referrals" will ever save.

I've worn my last pink ribbon and donated my last dollar to them.

Old NFO said...

Brigid is correct...

Midwest Chick said...

DC--Yep. It sure does.

North--Komen lost the plot when they started bringing lawsuits against good people using the term 'for the cure' and a particular color of pink. They ceased being a charity and started being a brand.

Brigid--totally with you. I have one shirt that is totally going to be shredded and used for rags.

NFO--When is she not?? :-)