The news has just broken that Susan G. Komen has now REVERSED their decision to cut the boobs off Planned Parenthood.
“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,” president and founder Nancy Brinker said in a statement today. “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.”
I am glad Planned Parenthood is getting their money back, but let’s get real: Komen is only reversing itself because they have a public relations nightmare of their own creation. So now they are only a little bit pregnant.
I say too little, too late. As a survivor, they have done nothing for me or anyone I know, while I can point to several smaller charities who have.
Susan G. Komen has had a reputation in the charity world for a few years. And can we just say it’s not all flattering? And this recent action against Planned Parenthood shows them just to be the charity of mean girls. I don’t do mean girls so they can keep all their pink plastic crap, their pink plastic perfumes, their pink guns, and so on.
I hope that people look at their bottom line really closely now. I think women everywhere should know their precise overhead versus what actually goes to research or breast cancer patients.
Too little, too late Susan G. Komen. I felt no kindred spirit of breast cancer solidarity with you before, and this changes nothing. I am just one of the millions of ordinary women affected by this disease, and well, Susan G. Komen is all about the celebrity of it all. Not the rest of us.
To me, breast cancer charities should be about what they can do for us, not what we can do for them first.
Here’s the press thus far:
After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.
“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,” a Komen statement said.
As first reported by the Associated Press on Tuesday, Komen had adopted criteria excluding Planned Parenthood from grants because it was under government investigation, notably a probe launched in Congress at the urging of anti-abortion groups.
Komen said Friday morning that it would change the criteria so it wouldn’t apply to such investigations.
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