Susan G. Komen Foundation Pulls Planned Parenthood FundingColumnsCulture

In business, there are times when you need to look over a budget carefully and decide whether or not you can give grants to certain organizations. Sometimes, it is feasible and other times, it is not quite possible to make grants to other organizations.

Yesterday, news broke that Susan G. Komen Foundation was not giving grants to Planned Parenthood. It was a move to strengthen their granting process and free up money for services to help women, who might not have access to care. According to a statement from Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Founder and CEO Ambassador Nancy Brinker, the decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood was based in part to a strategy that was meant to safeguard donor dollars, and it was not based on politics.

Since the decision was made, there has been backlash from many who support Planned Parenthood and feel the decision was made for political reasons. Planned Parenthood has been under scrutiny and investigation for their organization’s practices, involving abortions. Supporters of Planned Parenthood have been attacking Susan G. Komen on their Facebook page and on social media outlets, such as Twitter. There has been a surge in donations to Planned Parenthood in response to the decision.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation made the best decision for the future of their organization. If anything, perhaps they realize that the Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices might harm their reputation. It is also pretty bad, considering that an undercover investigation discovered that a majority of their clinics do not offer mammograms. A Susan G. Komen Foundation donor (and potential donors) might want to know how Planned Parenthood used the money. There is no doubt that this had to be a factor in the decision to eliminate the grants.

Cross posted at Crystal Clear Conservative

  • Mormor

    “under scrutiny and investigaton”

    Read about Lila Rose, a 23 year old fanatic, who says she has been influenced by Saul Alinsky, Jesus, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa among others.

    She was the one who played underage and filmed the fake pimp story that brought Cuccinelli into the act.

    It’s amazing how much these people care about the fetuses. Ah, would it be that they would care as much about the baby once it has arrived in the world!

  • Old-geezer

    Mormor, it is four thirty in the morning. If you need something to do then why not mail a check (made out to Virginia Line Media) to:

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  • Brian Kirwin

    The Susan G. Komen Foundation CHOSE to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood, and pro-abortionists complain. It’s the foundation’s CHOICE to give money or not. So much for pro-choice…

  • Mormor

    Brian,

    Of course it’s their CHOICE. I’m making it my CHOICE
    to gripe and disagree about it. That’s called
    pro-choice.

    Old-geezer,

    Somebody else up early, it seems. :)

  • http://bearingdrift.com Brian Kirwin

    I thought the pro-choice movement supported choices no matter what they were.

    They call it “the right to choose” not “the right to choose abortion”

  • MD Russ

    The debate is moot. The breaking news right now is that the Komen Foundation is “reconsidering” grant requests from Planned Parenthood. Apparently, they had a mutiny within their own organization over the decision.

  • Sara

    Chalk it up to the most clever fundraising campaign ever. Can conservatives get their money back?

  • Tim J

    I agree with Sara… had never heard of them before this happened.

  • MD Russ

    Actually, from the reports I have read, donations to PP were spiking while the Komen Foundation was getting hate mail from some of their largest and most loyal contributors. From a fund raising standpoint, this was a colossal screw-up by Komen. I would imagine that people who put their charitable giving into women’s health causes tend to be far more pro choice than average.

  • http://www.advrider.com James “turbo” Cohen

    MD, what does funding abortions and funding womens health have in common? This is a trick question.

  • http://www.advrider.com James “turbo” Cohen

    Susan G Komen had to walk it back.. too many lib donors? Nope.. Anti abortion advocates lost this battle..

  • MD Russ

    Turbo,

    Trick answer. If you rearrange the letters in “anti-abortion” and add a few more letters, it spells “anti-civil liberties tyrant.”

    I have always found it interesting that conservatives who profess to be opposed to government interference in private affairs advocate that the government get between a woman and her physician. Similarly, it is interesting that liberals who demand that any woman has the right to have an unborn fetus terminated at any time can turn around and insist that law abiding adults cannot carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. This inconsistency in political philosophy on both the right and the left is what drives a majority of Americans like me to the moderate middle.

  • http://www.advrider.com James “turbo” Cohen

    Doing the deed without consequences is impossible.. Pregnancy = mistake, MD?

  • http://www.advrider.com James “turbo” Cohen

    PP is the month after pill for illigitimate parents.. Seld censorship for irresponsible women.
    Yes you are damn right I said that..

  • http://www.advrider.com James “turbo” Cohen

    BD, how about adding a few minute edit feature to correct typos?

  • Tim J

    “who demand that any woman has the right to have an unborn fetus terminated at any time can turn around and insist that law abiding adults cannot carry a concealed handgun for self-defense.” which is why Conservatives should change their conversation to use terms liberals understand. Conservatives should adopt key words liberals use in their abortion arguments by using a “community interpretation” for the terms of personal “choice” and “privacy”. If a gun is used for self defense, it would be considered a “privacy” issue between you and your attacker where you exercise your personal “choice” to conduct a “postpartum abortion” necessary for protecting against “rape or incest” or for maintaining “your personal health”. The liberal appeal for gun self defense is that is personal “choice”, equal opportunity, not discriminatory, sexist or racist because it applies to everyone, provided they meet the legal requirements. Using the same rationale, Planned Parenthood should be passing out guns like condoms.

  • Patty

    They changed their minds. They will continue to give money to Planned Parenthood. They also give to gay/lesbian organizations. You know, the same organizations that want to repeal our marriage amendment.

    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1529122

  • Mormor

    You should have seen Komen’s mouth piece, Sandy Rios, on Megyn Kelly’s news today. She was on yesterday, dressed in pink, of course.
    Today she was in gray and just as nasty.

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  • http://SusanG.KomenFoundationpullsPlannedParenthoodFunding Freya Cabrera

    If I understand this well, does it mean that my money sent to Komen to help find a cure and to help women with cancer has been donated to an organization that kills humans in the process of formation ?

    If this is the case, no more money for The Susan G.Komen Foundation from me. Thank You Very Much!