Komen Foundation & Planned Parenthood

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Komen Foundation & Planned Parenthood

Post by tim »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/0 ... 55948.html

>> Karen Handel, Susan G. Komen's Anti-Abortion VP, Drove Decision To Defund Planned Parenthood ... "Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria," the source, who requested anonymity for professional reasons, told HuffPost. "She said, 'If we just say it's about investigations, we can defund Planned Parenthood and no one can blame us for being political.'"

Emails between Komen leadership on the day the Planned Parenthood decision was announced, which were reviewed by HuffPost under the condition they not be published, confirm the source's description of Handel's sole "authority" in crafting and implementing the Planned Parenthood policy.

Handel's strategy to cut off Planned Parenthood involved drafting new guidelines that would prevent Komen from funding any organization that was under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. Since Planned Parenthood is currently the target of a congressional inquiry prompted by House Republicans into the way it uses government funds, the family planning provider would have been immediately disqualified from receiving new Komen grants.

After the initial uproar when news of the decision broke, the story that Komen told the public was that the cut-off was unrelated to a political agenda against Planned Parenthood. <<

So now we also have to be aware of people with a theological-dogma-agenda disguising it as something else to get their way.
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Re: Komen Foundation & Planned Parenthood

Post by rnejdl »

I've seen people disguising their religious motives for years now. That's nothing new. If they didn't, it wouldn't have made it this far.

But, to put things to into perspective:

Komen’s $680,000 grant to PP last year was less than one-tenth of a percent of PP’s billion-dollar budget. I believe they raised in excess if $3 million in response to this decision and then the Susan G. Komen foundation reversed their decision.

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