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  1. Dawn Mayer
    February 5, 2012

    My motto is No pink, no how, no way!

  2. Clara Randle
    February 4, 2012

    I’ve never been a fan of SGK simply because of the mass promotion of all things “baby pink” and ribbon-like with ZERO disclosure on exactly how much of said proceeds got to fund breast cancer research, treatment and screenings. And the piggy-backing of other “baby-pink” items onto them meant to take advantage of the poor, the undereducated, and those victimized in one way or another by breast cancer.
    To paraphrase another comment, they’ve infantalized women and dumbed down any real awareness campaigns by their stupid and impossibly irritating “Race.”
    If you want to raise awareness, and help (ahem) “cure” breast cancer let’s get some get a slew of “Big Ole’ Baby Pink Mobile Mammogram Vans” out there clogging up our streets instead of a bunch of misguided and preyed upon women & children “Racing” for an erroneously named “cure.” There is no cure, as cancer IS by definition, a mutation. There is only screening, diagnosis and treatment which should be Komen’s ONLY focus.

  3. Connie Comeaux
    February 4, 2012
  4. Broadway Carl
    February 4, 2012

    I have the same skepticism you do regarding continued Komen funding for Planned Parenthood. But the fact is that nonprofits have to reapply every year to get the grant. Yes, it should be more of an “automatic” for those who get grants yearly, and Komen SHOULD approve next year’s application from PP. If they don’t and find another excuse, then the gig is up. But we’ll have to wait until then. In the meantime, if you’re thinking about donating for cancer research, donate directly.

  5. Jerome Haltom
    February 4, 2012

    I don’t get it. They’ve never had an open ended commitment. When the grant comes up for renewal, of course they’ll review it. So, it IS back to how it WAS, and that IS a reversal.

    They’ve also said they’ll change the rule that made them reject PP. You can’t predict what they’ll do in the future, but in this case, the decision was reversed back to it’s original circumstance. Black eye, sure, but lets not mislead people.

    • Erica
      February 4, 2012

      I totally agree and I think some of the confusion is because the media doesn’t understand how foundations give grants to non-profits. Foundations almost never commit to fund existing grants indefinitely in the future. Like you said, there is a renewal process, which is standard for non-profits seeking to continue to receive grants from foundations.

  6. J
    February 4, 2012

    When corporations act badly; they need to be killed.

  7. Scott
    February 4, 2012

    I’ve been posting to various blogs since this issue broke about this org.

    They’ve been permanently exposed now. The interview with Karen Handel has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that this org is a right wing Christian group and NOT MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

    Planned Parenthood would do best to disconnect from them and find an alternate SECULAR source of funding if they want to continue to be a healthcare resource for women.

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