Komen reverses decision on PP funding. They caved to the demons.....
Yeah, they're just lying in the weeds for awhile. This is real cloak and dagger shit.

OK. I lied. 2 time post. But, WRC is a special case.

(02-03-2012, 02:21 PM)WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote: I'm getting tired of the bullying on this issue, but it might not actually be a cave-in. My guess is that they're trying to beat back the rabid dogs.


Quote:Decoding Komen’s supposed cave

12:20p: The more I read Komen’s statement, the more brilliant it becomes. Planned Parenthood loses its PR edge if any of its affiliates are convicted on criminal grounds.

12:13p: Ezra Klein at the Washington Post:

    But what does this mea culpa mean? Brinker goes on to make clear that they will amend their guidelines so only “criminal and conclusive” investigations affect their funding decisions. They will ensure that “politics has no place in our grant process,” and they will “continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.”

    So they are, perhaps, backing down. Or perhaps not. Yesterday, the Komen Foundation said the investigation was not the cause of their reduced support for Planned Parenthood, and that the real issue was that Planned Parenthood did not directly provide mammograms. This statement doesn’t address that concern at all. So it would appear to leave open the possibility that the foundation intends to reject Planned Parenthood’s future grant applications — albeit on less overtly political grounds.

    I posed these questions to Leslie Aun, vice president for communications at the Komen Foundation. “I think our statement speaks for itself,” she replied.

12:05p: This is all breaking news, so bear with me. I’ll tell you what I know. News organizations like the  Associated Press are reporting:

    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.

Read Komen’s full statement here. Key excerpts:

    Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.

    Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.

    It is our hope and we believe it is time for everyone involved to pause, slow down and reflect on how grants can most effectively and directly be administered without controversies that hurt the cause of women.

This statement represents nothing new. Komen and CEO Nancy Brinker had already stated they would continue to fund Planned Parenthood’s existing grants through 2012 (one through 2013). Brinker told Andrew Mitchell that number was three. Other reports and my source say the number is five.

If Planned Parenthood is found guilty of criminal investigations, several of which are ongoing around the states (Medicaid fraud in Texas and California; fraudulent reporting and illegal abortions in Kansas, and yes, the federal Congressional investigation, etc.), Komen’s criteria will still disqualify Planned Parenthood from receiving grants, as it should.

This is Komen’s attempt to get the abortion mafia off their backs. Planned Parenthood and its thugs have engaged in typical shakedown: Give us money or we will destroy you.

Be savvy. Nothing has changed. Komen is merely trying to to get some breathing room.
Well, now we know the real reason for this...the Planned Parenthood thugs must have threatened to sue Komen...


Planned Parenthood Sues Tennessee for Cutting Taxpayer Funds
by Steven Ertelt | Nashville, TN | LifeNews.com | 2/3/12 8:27 PM

The Planned Parenthood abortion business in Tennessee is suing the state for cutting off taxpayer funding for grants totaling $150,000 — in what is the latest case it has filed against state officials.

Last year, Planned Parenthood abortion business lost its battle to keep a $397,000 taxpayer-funded contract in Memphis, Tennessee after pro-life advocates contacted members of the county commission requesting that the grant be given to someone else.  That came after the state decided to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood in other counties.

However, the Tennessee Department of Health gave Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) a grant to combat syphilis in Shelby County that allows Planned Parenthood to prop itself up by adding legitimate medical services to its abortion business. PPGGMR was expected to be able to provide free syphilis testing.

Now, two Planned Parenthood affiliates filed a lawsuit against the state on Thursday for denying more than $150,000 in taxpayer funds to them. According to The Tennessean, “In the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood accuses the state of arbitrarily denying the funding in December and this month — without providing a reason — after approving it in August. Planned Parenthood also accuses the state of violating the organization’s First Amendment rights and patients’ rights by restricting access to non-abortion services based solely on an aversion to abortion.”

The newspaper added:

According to the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee and Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region have participated in HIV and syphilis prevention programs for more than a decade, funded largely by CDC grants. The group said in court documents that last year the two organizations received nearly $150,000 in funding and served more than 15,000 people with prevention, detection and education services.

The suit says that Planned Parenthood applied last year for grants to continue participating in the programs in 2012 and was approved in August. But in December, it received notice from the state that it wouldn’t be allowed to participate in the program and word from a Health Department official that it “would not be approved for other grant funding for which it might apply in the future.”

Jeff Teague, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, told the newspaper, “It was clearly politically motivated. The governor and people in the General Assembly have made no secret of the fact they wanted to defund Planned Parenthood. It’s something that has kind of accelerated over the past three or four years. Planned Parenthood was singled out. We were the only people receiving this funding that were denied this funding. I think it’s pretty obvious this was a political attack on Planned Parenthood.”

Tennessee Right to Life told the newspaper the abortion business is attempting to force the state to fund it.

“This demonstrates that Planned Parenthood is attempting to take by force what the people of Tennessee have decided they no longer wish to give in terms of tax dollars,” said the organization’s president, Brian Harris. “If Planned Parenthood wants to provide these auxiliary services and other important health-care services, then they should requalify themselves by the ceasing of abortions at their facilities.”
(02-03-2012, 01:36 PM)StMichael929 Wrote: think I've finally seen the light.  Abortion disproportionately kills female babies.  Therefore the less females that are born the less cases of breast cancer that will occur.  Good job Komen.  You're funding an organization which kills 10 times as many people as breast cancer!
Just like the March of Dimes. No birth defects if there are no births. Or if those that are born are murdered on the spot. God help us all.

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