REPUBLICAN SUCCESS! Tens of Thousands of Low Income Women Will Lose Access To Free Breast Cancer Screening

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    Feb 02, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    The Komen Foundation has cut off funding to breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood, because a Republican Congressman in the US House began an investigation of PP. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) has already made destroying Planned Parenthood a stated political goal, and he's going about it with McCarthy-like witch hunts that waste taxpayer money, and divert Congressional time and resources from more pressing financial matters.

    Fortunately the revulsion in the country over this tactic has resulted in an outpouring of direct donations to Planned Parenthood, and a loss of donations to Komen. Please read the comments following this article.

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    Feb 02, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    ...has resulted in an outpouring of direct donations to Planned Parenthood...

    Good to see! This is at it should be.

    Thank you for posting this, Colonel.

    What is as it should be? Planned Parenthood be under Republican attack? Komen caving to Republican pressure to defund Planned Parenthood providing breast cancer screenings for political reasons?

    But Komen losing millions of its own support as a backlash against this Republican maneuver? Yeah, that is indeed as it should be. Beware of unintended consequences. Komen may be ruing the day that they hired a new VP who was a failed Republican Gubernatorial candidate, who campaigned on an anti-abortion pledge.

    That's when all this trouble for them started, when they initiated a policy to defund any group that was under investigation, just as Rep. Stearns began his Congressional witch-hunt. What exquisite timing. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • nanidesukedo

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    Feb 02, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    It's a shame they couldn't agree to disagree. While the Komen foundation may be separating itself from the group because they don't wish to be associated with certain controversies, they are losing access to a large number of women who are the intended targets of their campaigns. In the end, the group that loses is the women who will now be missing out on education and screening.

    The Komen foundation had itself a captive audience of its targets and is now going to have to work a lot harder to find other venues in which to provide the same amount of education and screening.
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    ...has resulted in an outpouring of direct donations to Planned Parenthood...

    Good to see! This is at it should be.

    Thank you for posting this, Colonel.

    What is as it should be? Planned Parenthood be under Republican attack? Komen caving to Republican pressure to defund Planned Parenthood providing breast cancer screenings for political reasons?

    But Komen losing millions of its own support as a backlash against this Republican maneuver? Yeah, that is indeed as it should be. Beware of unintended consequences. Komen may be ruing the day that they hired a new VP who was a failed Republican Gubernatorial candidate, who campaigned on an anti-abortion pledge.

    That's when all this trouble for them started, when they initiated a policy to defund any group that was under investigation, just as Rep. Stearns began his Congressional witch-hunt. What exquisite timing. icon_rolleyes.gif


    So many questions, Colonel. I suggest you pour yourself a cocktail and ponder.

    Possibly it's because you're too impaired yourself to give nothing more than an evasion?
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    As great as a cause the Komen Foundation has been pushing since its inception, I do hope there is a severe backlash.
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    creature saidAs great as a cause the Komen Foundation has been pushing since its inception, I do hope there is a severe backlash.
    Oh there is! icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    "Komen has placed its supporters in the untenable position of aligning themselves with acquiescence to the agenda of the religious right, or aligning themselves with healthcare and breast cancer organizations that will not bow to such pressures," he said in a statement. "The choice is clear to me. I choose the latter"

    this is just a peek at whats coming.

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    Feb 02, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    creature saidAs great as a cause the Komen Foundation has been pushing since its inception, I do hope there is a severe backlash.

    It would appear to have already started. Not sure if Planned Parenthood can make up the loss of being defunded by Komen, but direct donations are pouring in.

    In fact, I just did an online 3-figure donation to Planned Parenthood myself. Wish I could give more, but my income is limited, and I already donate heavily to HIV/AIDS causes.

    But my first donation ever to PP, and I'm so proud! icon_biggrin.gif

    Here's their site:

    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    This is going to bury the Komen Foundation. The women they rely on to do their walk/runs and the organizing thereof are by and large politically active liberal women.
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said"Komen has placed its supporters in the untenable position of aligning themselves with acquiescence to the agenda of the religious right, or aligning themselves with healthcare and breast cancer organizations that will not bow to such pressures," he said in a statement. "The choice is clear to me. I choose the latter"

    this is just a peek at whats coming.



    If people have a problem with it they should donate to planned parenthood.

    Write on the check ( for breast cancer screening) see what happens......


    Money is fungible, and Planned Parenthood is under investigation as in the article. This organization has a right to not fund them and divert funds elsewhere.

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    musclmed said
    TropicalMark said"Komen has placed its supporters in the untenable position of aligning themselves with acquiescence to the agenda of the religious right, or aligning themselves with healthcare and breast cancer organizations that will not bow to such pressures," he said in a statement. "The choice is clear to me. I choose the latter"

    this is just a peek at whats coming.



    If people have a problem with it they should donate to planned parenthood.

    Write on the check ( for breast cancer screening) see what happens......


    Money is fungible, and Planned Parenthood is under investigation as in the article. This organization has a right to not fund them and divert funds elsewhere.



    This is the money quote: "Planned Parenthood is being investigated for alleged financial improprieties by a Republican congressman acting with the encouragement of anti-abortion groups."

    It's called a witch hunt.
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    musclmed said This organization has a right to not fund them and divert funds elsewhere.

    Sure they do.. and we have the right to stop funding Komen!
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    musclmed saidMoney is fungible, and Planned Parenthood is under investigation as in the article. This organization has a right to not fund them and divert funds elsewhere.

    Under investigation by a partisan Republican in Congress, who had previously declared his desire to shut down Planned Parenthood. And his charges are ones that have been debunked before.

    Most revealing is the timing of his investigation, with the arrival of a new Komen VP who's a failed GOP gubernatorial candidate that campaigned against abortion, and the sudden Komen change in policy to now defund any group under an investigation. Not under legal indictment in a court, but merely when any loose-cannon legislator wants to call for an investigation for any reason.

    What exquisite timing! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 02, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
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    musclmed saidMoney is fungible, and Planned Parenthood is under investigation as in the article. This organization has a right to not fund them and divert funds elsewhere.

    Under investigation by a partisan Republican in Congress, who had previously declared his desire to shut down Planned Parenthood. And his charges are ones that have been debunked before.

    Most revealing is the timing of his investigation, with the arrival of a new Komen VP who's a failed GOP gubernatorial candidate that campaigned against abortion, and the sudden Komen change in policy to now defund any group under an investigation. Not under legal indictment in a court, but merely when any loose-cannon legislator wants to call for an investigation for any reason.

    What exquisite timing! icon_rolleyes.gif
    who dat?
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    Feb 02, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    Possibly it's because you're too impaired yourself to give nothing more than an evasion?

    The expected response from you, the head of the Condo Hurricane Committee.

    Thank you for making my point. When you're afraid to answer the question, you personally attack the questioner.

    When I competed in tennis, we'd say "game, set, match." Now accept your consolation bouquet, and go take a shower. icon_razz.gif
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    Art_Deco saidMost revealing is the timing of his investigation, with the arrival of a new Komen VP who's a failed GOP gubernatorial candidate that campaigned against abortion, and the sudden Komen change in policy to now defund any group under an investigation. Not under legal indictment in a court, but merely when any loose-cannon legislator wants to call for an investigation for any reason.

    What exquisite timing! icon_rolleyes.gif
    who dat?

    Dat would be Karen Handel. This site below makes great reading.

    Karen Handel, who was endorsed by Sarah Palin during her unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia in 2010, has been the [Komen] Foundation’s Senior Vice President for Public Policy since April 2011. During her gubernatorial candidacy, she ran on an anti-choice platform, vowing that if elected, she’d defund Planned Parenthood.

    How curious! A person with what looks like a personal vendetta against Planned Parenthood joins the ranks of an organization that provides funding to Planned Parenthood, and soon, that organization “defunds” Planned Parenthood.


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    http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/31/new-komen-pro-life-vp-credited-for-planned-parenthood-cuts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifenews%2Fnewsfeed+%28LifeNews.com%29&utm_content=Yahoo+Search+Results
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    Feb 05, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    I as a tax payer shouldn't have to PAY for a woman's FREE breast screening. Go cry on Nancy Pelosi's shoulder! Nor should I or any one else have to PAY for FREE breast pumps and contraceptives. Nor should any tax payer have to PAY for federally funded abortions. I'm so sick of this thoughtless entitlement attitude and politically correct BS.

    If the Koeman Foundation wants to provide a percentage of their funds for breast screenings then so be it. I think the issue here is that they were providing funds to Planned Parenthood locations which we all know provides abortions, so they are guilty by association of supporting this service even if the funds are supposed to be for breast screenings. Seeing that on average 1.2 million abortions terminate unborn lives forever each year, I'd say the unborn have a political champion trying to change the tide on that. Shame on you, dude. Get past your own narrow minded vision.
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    nvaguy69 saidI as a tax payer shouldn't have to PAY for a woman's FREE breast screening. Go cry on Nancy Pelosi's shoulder! Nor should I or any one else have to PAY for FREE breast pumps and contraceptives. Nor should any tax payer have to PAY for federally funded abortions. I'm so sick of this thoughtless entitlement attitude and politically correct BS.

    If the Koeman Foundation wants to provide a percentage of their funds for breast screenings then so be it. I think the issue here is that they were providing funds to Planned Parenthood locations which we all know provides abortions, so they are guilty by association of supporting this service even if the funds are supposed to be for breast screenings. Seeing that on average 1.2 million abortions terminate unborn lives forever each year, I'd say the unborn have a political champion trying to change the tide on that. Shame on you, dude. Get past your own narrow minded vision.
    Shame on you, dude. Get past your own narrow minded grasp of the facts.. you cant even get the KOMEN name correct!.

    BTW, do you know what the definition of "conceit" is? icon_wink.gif (yeah I winked for a reason, you should be able to figure out why)
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    Feb 06, 2012 8:24 AM GMT
    More importantly their are Breast Cancer groups that have a much higher percentage of every dollar you donate to actual treatment and research-NOT to pay huge salaries.icon_idea.gificon_idea.gif
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    nvaguy69 saidI as a tax payer shouldn't have to PAY for a woman's FREE breast screening. Go cry on Nancy Pelosi's shoulder! Nor should I or any one else have to PAY for FREE breast pumps and contraceptives. Nor should any tax payer have to PAY for federally funded abortions. I'm so sick of this thoughtless entitlement attitude and politically correct BS.

    If the Koeman Foundation wants to provide a percentage of their funds for breast screenings then so be it. I think the issue here is that they were providing funds to Planned Parenthood locations which we all know provides abortions, so they are guilty by association of supporting this service even if the funds are supposed to be for breast screenings. Seeing that on average 1.2 million abortions terminate unborn lives forever each year, I'd say the unborn have a political champion trying to change the tide on that. Shame on you, dude. Get past your own narrow minded vision.


    My goodness! You do realize that most of "the gays" will now brand you as "an enemy of the gays" for writing what you did. icon_eek.gif

    Hope to see more posting from you in the future. icon_wink.gif


    No. "The gays" will see him for what he is - woefully misinformed about the very basic facts of what his post is about. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 06, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    Since when is free breast cancer screening some kind of "right"?
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    Feb 06, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    nvaguy69 saidI as a tax payer shouldn't have to PAY for a woman's FREE breast screening. Go cry on Nancy Pelosi's shoulder! Nor should I or any one else have to PAY for FREE breast pumps and contraceptives. Nor should any tax payer have to PAY for federally funded abortions. I'm so sick of this thoughtless entitlement attitude and politically correct BS.

    If the Koeman Foundation wants to provide a percentage of their funds for breast screenings then so be it. I think the issue here is that they were providing funds to Planned Parenthood locations which we all know provides abortions, so they are guilty by association of supporting this service even if the funds are supposed to be for breast screenings. Seeing that on average 1.2 million abortions terminate unborn lives forever each year, I'd say the unborn have a political champion trying to change the tide on that. Shame on you, dude. Get past your own narrow minded vision.



    Thank you for your spot on post. It will be lost on many here, not the least of which the OP, but that doesn't make it any less spot on. Bravo!
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    Feb 06, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidSince when is free breast cancer screening some kind of "right"?


    Healthcare including cancer screening is recognized as a basic human right in nearly every advance industrial country. Beyond that, the money from Komen is privately raised and distributed. The blowback is from women who raised that money for Komen and do not want the religious right using their political influence to prevent that money from helping poor women received cancer screenings.
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    nvaguy69 saidI as a tax payer shouldn't have to PAY for a woman's FREE breast screening. Go cry on Nancy Pelosi's shoulder! Nor should I or any one else have to PAY for FREE breast pumps and contraceptives. Nor should any tax payer have to PAY for federally funded abortions. I'm so sick of this thoughtless entitlement attitude and politically correct BS.

    If the Koeman Foundation wants to provide a percentage of their funds for breast screenings then so be it. I think the issue here is that they were providing funds to Planned Parenthood locations which we all know provides abortions, so they are guilty by association of supporting this service even if the funds are supposed to be for breast screenings. Seeing that on average 1.2 million abortions terminate unborn lives forever each year, I'd say the unborn have a political champion trying to change the tide on that. Shame on you, dude. Get past your own narrow minded vision.



    Thank you for your spot on post. It will be lost on many here, not the least of which the OP, but that doesn't make it any less spot on. Bravo!


    It's not "spot on" because the Komen money is privately raised not coming from tax payers. In fact, no tax payer money is used for abortions at PP.

    And breast cancer screenings do not cause abortions. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 06, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    nvaguy69 saidI as a tax payer shouldn't have to PAY for a woman's FREE breast screening. Go cry on Nancy Pelosi's shoulder! Nor should I or any one else have to PAY for FREE breast pumps and contraceptives. Nor should any tax payer have to PAY for federally funded abortions. I'm so sick of this thoughtless entitlement attitude and politically correct BS.

    If the Koeman Foundation wants to provide a percentage of their funds for breast screenings then so be it. I think the issue here is that they were providing funds to Planned Parenthood locations which we all know provides abortions, so they are guilty by association of supporting this service even if the funds are supposed to be for breast screenings. Seeing that on average 1.2 million abortions terminate unborn lives forever each year, I'd say the unborn have a political champion trying to change the tide on that. Shame on you, dude. Get past your own narrow minded vision.


    I see the perspective you're coming from. Concur.