Give the people at Komen a piece of your mind . . .

as they seem to have lost their own.  Komen’s decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood at the behest of an anti-choice Board member reminds us how ready the right wing is to sacrifice women’s health for political gain.

There’s a petition to sign if you want to want to make your voice heard.  If you’ve been a Komen supporter and you now de-fund the organization, your voice will be heard even louder.

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6 Responses to “Give the people at Komen a piece of your mind . . .”

  1. Sara Buscher Says:

    Medical research has repeatedly shown a causal link between abortion and breast cancer. Therefore, Komen should never have been supporting Planned Parenthood.

    • Nonprofiteer Says:

      No, medical research has consistently shown NO causal link between abortion and breast cancer: see the National Institutes of Health or the Alan Guttmacher Institute. The so-called connection is a figment of the anti-choice world’s imagination, designed to scare women out of making their own decisions about whether and when to bear a child. Komen’s quick about-face on Planned Parenthood shows that its Board of Directors (belatedly) understands the importance of the work that Planned Parenthood does. It remains to be seen whether Komen can rebuild its reputation as a true fighter for women’s health.

  2. Anita Bernstein Says:

    Wow, I can’t believe that canard about abortion causing breast cancer is still flying. Cite some of that “medical research” you got, Sara Buscher.

    There’s tons of accurate info about the Komen Foundation available online: I’d single out one of the many negative items because it fits so well with this blog’s raison d’etre. In 2000, Komen lobbied AGAINST legislation that would extend Medicaid coverage to women who couldn’t afford breast cancer treatment.

    Their stated reason? “[T]reatment for uninsured breast cancer patients should be funded through private donations, like the pink ribbon race.” Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/01/1060885/-Behind-the-Pink-Curtain-Komens-Political-Agenda

  3. Kerry Reid Says:

    OTOH, there is a lot of research to suggest a link between BPAs and breast cancer — but Komen, not wanting to offend their friends in the chemical industry, tends to deny that. http://motherjones.com/environment/2011/09/breast-cancer-komen-bpa

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