Komen Stops Funding Planned Parenthood

Photo by Susan G. Komen For the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker
Nancy G. Brinker

Susan G. Komen for the Cure (SGK), the Dallas-based organization founded by Georgetowner Nancy G. Brinker after her only sister died from breast cancer in 1980, has decided to stop funding Planned Parenthood. A breast cancer survivor, Brinker has used her experience to heighten understanding of the disease, served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and Chief of Protocol of the U.S. from 2007 to the end of the George W. Bush administration. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2009.

Nancy G. Brinker (Photo by: Wikipedia) Nancy G. Brinker

Shortly before announcing the decision to defund Planned Parenthood, SGK unveiled the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon campaign aimed at improving breast and cervical screenings for women in developing nations in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

But as the Washington Post reports, " the truth is that Komen founder Nancy Brinker has strong Republican ties and Cecile Richards, who leads Planned Parenthood, is daughter of late Texas Gov. Ann Richards and has longtime Democratic Party ties. Also worth noting: This is an election year."

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Anonymous

Finally people wise up to hidden agenda .Parent"hood" cannot hide anymore

David Abrams

Disgraceful of Komen. I'm proud to have joined the international boycott of Komen - no contributions, no volunteering and doing everything to stop them from getting permits to race/walk thru my neighborhood, and if they do, to picket the bigots who race for the greedy, cowardly organization.
David Abrams

CD in Oakton

And I will stop funding Komen!

JL in Washington

What is wrong with Planned Parenthood, Is it family planning? The right of a woman to decisions regarding her own body? What then?

Alix Sundquist

I am very sorry I sent a substantial contribution to Komen - it will be the last! It will go to Planned Parenthood from now on.

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