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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.
Apparently I’m quite the threat. All my truthiness was a little too much for them to handle. Honestly #FetusLobby, I’m flattered.
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):
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:
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.
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."
Statement from Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (via keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus)
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