Komen and Planned Parenthood kiss and make up…

… Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood does not offer cancer screening services like mammograms, Komen has decided to reward PP’s vicious bullying tactics by continuing grants to 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates.

Grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure are flowing to Planned Parenthood, as the women’s health organizations seek to rebuild their relationship after the controversy in February over the breast cancer charity’s unsuccessful attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

At least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates will be funded this year, about the same number that received grants in 2011, according to a tally provided by Komen. The total amount of the grants, which are for breast-cancer screening and other breast-health services, is still being worked out. Most recipients this year also received funds last year.

Excuse me, what? The grants are for “breast cancer screening and other breast health services”?!

Related links: Komen Causing Breast Cancer by Funding Planned Parenthood.

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  • terafied

    Care to explain what a “high risk of aborting” means? I work for the Oregon Dept. of Health and we keep no such records. 

  • Nancy

    “Komen has decided to reward PP’s vicious bullying tactics”

    Um, what? The “bullying tactics” you refer to is actually the outrage of women across the United States, standing up to Komen and telling them they’re wrong to pull funding. This outpouring of support was neither planned nor organized by Planned Parenthood, but was the spontaneous response to a seriously misguided decision pushed by a right-wing zealot.

    Makes me ridiculously happy to see that Komen has lost support from both sides of the abortion issue. And we are all happy to direct women needing breast cancer screenings back to Planned Parenthood and other pro-women organizations who will provide those screenings.

    And, yes, the grants are for breast cancer screenings and other health services. Planned Parenthood conducts breast cancer screenings on-site and directs women to providers (subsidized by Planned Parenthood for just this purpose) who will conduct free or low-cost mammograms for low-income women.

    I’m sure you believe that Planned Parenthood folks is all and only about abortion. But they’re not. In fact, they’re about preventing abortion by providing access to birth control–another thing you’re probably against. You really need to get your facts straight–maybe visit a Planned Parenthood office?–before you continue repeating lies about them.