Friday, February 3, 2012

Duped Again! Susan G. Komen Reverses Decision To Defund Planned Parenthood

Timeline ...

First we have this . . . .

"Susan G. Komen Cancer Charity Halts Funding To Planned Parenthood …"


Then predictable outrage from the left . . . .
"Dem Rep. Jackie Speier Blasts Susan G. Komen On House Floor For Cutting Funding To Planned Parenthood …"


More lefty outrage . . . .
"MoveOn.org Launches Campaign Targeting Susan G. Komen For Defunding Planned Parenthood …"

Then . . . .
"Susan G. Komen Refuses To “Bow Down” After Lib Meltdown Over Planned Parenthood Defunding …"


More predictable lefty outrage . . . .
"In Wake Of Komen Defunding, NYC Mayor Bloomberg Giving Planned Parenthood Abortionists $250K of His Own Money …"


Like we didn't know this was going to happen . . . .
"More Than 20 Senators Send “Toughly Worded” Letter To Susan G. Komen Demanding Reinstatement of Planned Parenthood Funding …"


A bit of sanity ? . . . .
"Susan G. Komen Stopped Funding Planned Parenthood Because They Do Not Perform Mammograms ..."


Ramping it up for the final push . . . .
"Barbara Boxer: Komen Decision To Defund Planned Parenthood Like The 'McCarthy Era'…"


Almost there . . . .
"Pelosi: Susan G. Komen Decision To Defund Planned Parenthood Makes Me 'Sad'…"


GOAL!! . . . .
"Susan G. Komen Donations Jump 100% After Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding …"


And the maybe not so surprise ending . . . .
"We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.

The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.

Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.

Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.

It is our hope and we believe it is time for everyone involved to pause, slow down and reflect on how grants can most effectively and directly be administered without controversies that hurt the cause of women. We urge everyone who has participated in this conversation across the country over the last few days to help us move past this issue. We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics – anyone’s politics."


Anyone else feel like this was planned because donations for both were down?

Are they going to give the money back to donors that donated ONLY because they thought they were breaking with Planned Parenthood?


h/t to Weasel Zippers blog for the headline quotes, for making this post easy to compile and for their excellent coverage of the whole smelly mess.