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Documentary: Breast cancer cure ‘hijacked’ by pink ribbons

Long before Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, one breast cancer survivor began to ask questions about how the cause of finding a cure had turned into a money-making enterprise. Dr. Samantha King’s 2008 book, “Pink Ribbons” — which questions the legitimacy…

They Took The Road Less Traveled Hence, And Got These Dipwads

Komen for the Cure’s decision to break with Planned Parenthood over a Congressional investigation based on doctored videos was, all things being told, a bad one. Bad for women, bad for Komen’s credibility, and, as TBogg points out, bad for Komen’s future viability.  TBogg points out that Komen’s new fellow…

Komen reverses Planned Parenthood decision

The Susan G. Komen charity has rescinded its decision to withdraw funding from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), under a tidal-wave of criticism alleging that its new criteria for monetary grants was politically motivated. The group released a statement Friday morning explaining that they intend to alter their…

Supporters rally for Planned Parenthood in abortion row

WASHINGTON — Supporters of a woman’s right to abortion pushed back hard Thursday after a major breast-cancer charity halted funding to Planned Parenthood, the biggest single abortion provider in the United States. The very public split between longtime partners Planned Parenthood and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation…

Senators call on Komen to ‘reconsider its decision’ to defund Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, 26 senators urged Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to reverse course regarding Planned Parenthood. “We write to express our disappointment with Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to cut funding for breast cancer prevention, screening, and education at Planned…

Komen founder: ‘The responses we are getting are very, very favorable’

The founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Thursday insisted that the public response to her organization’s decision to discontinue its partnership with Planned Parenthood had been “very, very favorable.” CEO Nancy G. Brinker told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell called reports that the Komen Foundation cut funds for breast…

Nancy G. Brinker responds to landslide of criticism aimed at Susan G. Komen charity

News that Susan G. Komen for the Cure planned to halt all grants to Planned Parenthood caused an uproar over the past two days, prompting the charity’s founder to address the issue in a video uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. The Associated Press learned that nation’s leading breast-cancer charity was…

Daily Show co-creator mocks Komen charity’s Karen Handel

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, on Wednesday mocked Karen Handel of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure after the charity cut off all grants to Planned Parenthood. Nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams performed by Planned Parenthood were supported by Komen grants. “I think she said it herself…

Rep. Speier blasts Komen: They ‘want to become a political advocacy group’

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Wednesday blasted Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides more low-cost women’s health services than any organization in the country. “A fine nonprofit that I have been associated with for years, I…

Twitter happenings

Update: You can read my expanded thoughts on the Komen cowardice here. As usual, Jesse and I will be tweeting coverage of the Florida primary tonight, which you can check out here for me and here for Jesse. If you’re not watching Twitter already, however, I highly recommend it. People…

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