Feb 2, 2012

Susan G. Komen For the Cure sucks

Jeff Goldberg has the goods:
But three sources with direct knowledge of the Komen decision-making process told me that the rule was adopted in order to create an excuse to cut-off Planned Parenthood. (Komen gives out grants to roughly 2,000 organizations, and the new "no-investigations" rule applies to only one so far.) The decision to create a rule that would cut funding to Planned Parenthood, according to these sources, was driven by the organization's new senior vice-president for public policy, Karen Handel, a former gubernatorial candidate from Georgia who is staunchly anti-abortion and who has said that since she is "pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood."

...The decision, made in December, caused an uproar inside Komen. Three sources told me that the organization's top public health official, Mollie Williams, resigned in protest immediately following the Komen board's decision to cut off Planned Parenthood. Williams, who served as the managing director of community health programs, was responsible for directing the distribution of $93 million in annual grants.
Not that I have any money to give away, but when I do, these chumps won't be getting any of it until they reinstate Planned Parenthood on their hands and knees. As Atrios wrote, now it's okay to say they suck.

This Onion piece seems appropriate: 6,000 Runners Fail To Discover Cure For Breast Cancer.

UPDATE: Here are some ways to help.

1 comment:

  1. Now that SGK "for the cure" has posted a list of companies who donate to them, I will be boycotting their products, since they withdrew their grant to Planned Parenthood. No more Old Navy jeans, No more Pepperidge farm bread, no more Bic products, no more Samsung, no more Dell computers or parts, no more HP products and no more Microsoft.

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