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Posts tagged breast cancer

Mar 21 '13
rhrealitycheck:

Anti-Choice Kansas Omnibus Bill Passes House With All Amendments Rejected 
Elise Higgins, state co-coordinator for Kansas NOW told RH Reality Check via email. “This 70-page bill has 40 provisions, ranging from restrictions on who can work in schools and 12 new taxes on abortion to a lie connecting abortion to breast cancer. HB 2253 would be harmful on its own, but on top of 20 other abortion regulations in Kansas, it’s devastating. Worst of all is the Kansas house’s overwhelming rejection of an amendment that would have exempted pregnancies resulting from rape and incest from anti-abortion statutes. Kansas government is without compassion or common sense, and women and their families will suffer for it.” 

rhrealitycheck:

Anti-Choice Kansas Omnibus Bill Passes House With All Amendments Rejected 

Elise Higgins, state co-coordinator for Kansas NOW told RH Reality Check via email. “This 70-page bill has 40 provisions, ranging from restrictions on who can work in schools and 12 new taxes on abortion to a lie connecting abortion to breast cancer. HB 2253 would be harmful on its own, but on top of 20 other abortion regulations in Kansas, it’s devastating. Worst of all is the Kansas house’s overwhelming rejection of an amendment that would have exempted pregnancies resulting from rape and incest from anti-abortion statutes. Kansas government is without compassion or common sense, and women and their families will suffer for it.” 

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glossylalia:

alexandrahamilton:

fridaphile:

thedailywhat:

Karen Handel’s Komen Resignation of the Day: The fallout from Susan G. Komen’s now-reversed decision to end its breast-cancer screening partnership with Planned Parenthood continues, as controversial Komen exec Karen Handel — who served as the charity’s vice president for public policy — tendered her resignation this morning.
In a letter to her colleagues, Handel, a staunch pro-life activist, said she supported the defunding of Planned Parenthood, but claims the decision was not politically motivated.
“Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone’s political beliefs or ideology,” she writes in her letter of resignation. “Rather, both were based on Komen’s mission and how to better serve women, as well as a realization of the need to distance Komen from controversy.  I believe that Komen, like any other nonprofit organization, has the right and the responsibility to set criteria and highest standards for how and to whom it grants.”
Handel, a Peach State Republican who was hired by Komen just last year, previously served as Georgia’s Secretary of State. 
[ap / khk / photo: rollcall.]

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. 

She certainly won’t be missed, but I’m still not planning on giving any money to this organization anytime soon.

Fuckity bye.

glossylalia:

alexandrahamilton:

fridaphile:

thedailywhat:

Karen Handel’s Komen Resignation of the Day: The fallout from Susan G. Komen’s now-reversed decision to end its breast-cancer screening partnership with Planned Parenthood continues, as controversial Komen exec Karen Handel — who served as the charity’s vice president for public policy — tendered her resignation this morning.

In a letter to her colleagues, Handel, a staunch pro-life activist, said she supported the defunding of Planned Parenthood, but claims the decision was not politically motivated.

“Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone’s political beliefs or ideology,” she writes in her letter of resignation. “Rather, both were based on Komen’s mission and how to better serve women, as well as a realization of the need to distance Komen from controversy.  I believe that Komen, like any other nonprofit organization, has the right and the responsibility to set criteria and highest standards for how and to whom it grants.”

Handel, a Peach State Republican who was hired by Komen just last year, previously served as Georgia’s Secretary of State. 

[ap / khk / photo: rollcall.]

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. 

She certainly won’t be missed, but I’m still not planning on giving any money to this organization anytime soon.

Fuckity bye.

(Source: thedailywhat)

Feb 3 '12
sinidentidades:

SIGNAL BOOST: 
Lazy media reports Komen Foundation decision as ‘reversal.’ It isn’t.
Earlier today, the news broke that the Komen Foundation had issued an apology for its decision to stop funding cancer screen and prevention at Planned Parenthood. The apology was nothing more than an attempt to control the damage done to the Komen brand, but the traditional media nonetheless did the work for the foundation by reporting it as a reversal of the Komen Foundation’s decision.
But it’s not.
Greg Sargent reports:
I just got off the phone with a Komen board member, and he confirmed that the announcement does not mean that Planned Parenthood is guaranteed future grants — a demand he said would be “unfair” to impose on Komen. He also said the job of the group’s controversial director, Nancy Brinker, is safe, as far as the board is concerned.
Right. So in other words, the foundation’s announcement isn’t reversing anything at all.
Further:
Pushed on whether this means the new announcement wasn’t really a reversal, [Komen board member John] Raffelli pushed back, arguing that Komen, in response to all the criticism, had removed politics from the grant-making process. “Is it really unclear that we’re changing the policy to address criticism?” he said.
Yes, it really is unclear. The Komen Foundation needs to state unequivocally that it will continue its long practice of working with Planned Parenthood; otherwise, this looks like nothing more than an attempt to try to change the narrative and the non-stop negative headlines about the foundation’s politicizing of breast cancer prevention.
Oh, and one more thing:
Asked if Brinker’s job was safe, Rafelli said: “Yes.” He added that the board “unequivocally” stood behind her.
That would be Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of the foundation, who has spent the last 24 hours chastising critics for criticizing Komen.
So, traditional media, are you still going to keep doing the bidding of the Komen Foundation by pretending it has changed its position? Or are you going to report the truth?
If you want to support an organization that really does care about women’s health, click to donate to Planned Parenthood.

sinidentidades:

SIGNAL BOOST: 

Lazy media reports Komen Foundation decision as ‘reversal.’ It isn’t.

Earlier today, the news broke that the Komen Foundation had issued an apology for its decision to stop funding cancer screen and prevention at Planned Parenthood. The apology was nothing more than an attempt to control the damage done to the Komen brand, but the traditional media nonetheless did the work for the foundation by reporting it as a reversal of the Komen Foundation’s decision.

But it’s not.

Greg Sargent reports:

I just got off the phone with a Komen board member, and he confirmed that the announcement does not mean that Planned Parenthood is guaranteed future grants — a demand he said would be “unfair” to impose on Komen. He also said the job of the group’s controversial director, Nancy Brinker, is safe, as far as the board is concerned.

Right. So in other words, the foundation’s announcement isn’t reversing anything at all.

Further:

Pushed on whether this means the new announcement wasn’t really a reversal, [Komen board member John] Raffelli pushed back, arguing that Komen, in response to all the criticism, had removed politics from the grant-making process. “Is it really unclear that we’re changing the policy to address criticism?” he said.

Yes, it really is unclear. The Komen Foundation needs to state unequivocally that it will continue its long practice of working with Planned Parenthood; otherwise, this looks like nothing more than an attempt to try to change the narrative and the non-stop negative headlines about the foundation’s politicizing of breast cancer prevention.

Oh, and one more thing:

Asked if Brinker’s job was safe, Rafelli said: “Yes.” He added that the board “unequivocally” stood behind her.

That would be Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of the foundation, who has spent the last 24 hours chastising critics for criticizing Komen.

So, traditional media, are you still going to keep doing the bidding of the Komen Foundation by pretending it has changed its position? Or are you going to report the truth?

If you want to support an organization that really does care about women’s health, click to donate to Planned Parenthood.

Feb 3 '12

Last night, Komen’s twitter feed said they would continue to fund PP through end of 2012 and then PP could reapply. Same here. I’m guessing PP never sees another dime and that they are hoping none of us are paying attention when that happens.

Feb 3 '12

Quick hit: on the queue, and Komen’s apology

plannedparenthoodsavedme:

1. Couple of people have asked if I can use the queue for posts. Unfortunately, I am — I’m posting some manually and some via queue, because there is an ongoing huge backlog of stories. We’re just about getting caught up, and I suspect once I’m not getting 15-20 stories and hour, the every-30-min queue will work fine. But! If I only queue stories, some people aren’t going to see theirs on the site til next week… and I don’t want anyone to have to wait too awful long. I know you get a few at a time in your dash, but it’s the best I can do to shoot for some middle ground.

2. Komen’s apology is not an apology, it’s a PR stunt. Go read Angus for more.

When Susan G. Komen for the Cure “defunded” Planned Parenthood, what they actually did was disqualify them for any future grants - they didn’t take any money away. Now, they are reassuring us that Planned Parenthood is still eligible for grants in the future, but of course they aren’t promising any actual money. As long as anti-choice politician Karen Handel is senior vice president, Komen funding to Planned Parenthood is at risk. Don’t let up, guys.

Feb 3 '12
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Feb 1 '12

nevergobackproject:

Congresswoman Jackie Speier putting the Susan G. Komen foundation on blast for taking away their funding from Planned Parenthood, eliminating necessary funds which enable poor women to receive breast cancer screenings. 

Feb 1 '12

So guess who was banned from posting on the Facebook page “Pro-Lifers Thanking Susan G. Komen”?

stfuconservatives:

prolongedeyecontact:

Apparently I’m quite the threat. All my truthiness was a little too much for them to handle. Honestly #FetusLobby, I’m flattered.

Here’s a link to the page.

And thankfully I got screenshots of all my major comments in the event something like this happened. [I’m going to try to come back later and add image descriptions to all these. I just wanted to get this out asap. I apologize.]

First there was this thread:

In which I posted the following comments (now gone):

A link to the pdf in that comment.

Then there was this thread:

In which I posted the following comments (now gone). Note, I neglected to say people instead of women, I’m sorry:

Then there was this thread which was trying to peddle the erroneous link between abortion and breast cancer:

I didn’t screenshot my comment but I provided a link to my blog post thoroughly refuting this claim. My comment was between Elida Mulford and Kate Anderson at the bottom. Note how ridiculous Kate’s comment is in response to a slew of scientific proof they’re lying: “I think women often lie about their past sins. Theirs no way to be sure their breast cancer isn’t due to their promiscous behavior.” Uh-huh.

Next was this thread:

Obviously my comments are now gone.

Then there was this comment:

I don’t have a screenshot, but I again posted the link to my blog refuting this erroneous claim. It’s gone.

And best of all guyz, was this post

Here is a link to the video.

Now here is a shot of my comment they deleted:

How nice of you antis for erasing the truth from your page in favor of keeping your supporters clueless and misinformed. Ask yourselves why you have to blatantly lie to make this politically motivated decision palatable.

By far, my favorite comment was “women wouldn’t need mammograms if we got rid of abortion.” JUST. WOW.

-Jess

Feb 1 '12
Feb 1 '12
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The decision regarding the funding of Planned Parenthood was made by Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Headquarters. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Connecticut enjoys a great partnership with Planned Parenthood, and is currently funding Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. We understand, and share, in the frustration around this situation. We hope that any investigation prohibiting Planned Parenthood from receiving Komen grants is promptly resolved. […]

Komen Connecticut is an individual nonprofit organization that reports to a local Board of Directors. We are actively funding a grant to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, and this national decision will not affect that grant.

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